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4 Signs It’s Time to Repaint Your Home's Exterior April 19, 2019

Hampton Bays, Southampton
4 Signs It’s Time to Repaint Your Home's Exterior, Southampton, New York

A good paint job does more than beautify your home—it is your first line of defense against the damaging effects of natural elements like the weather and pests. However, it also deteriorates over time. House painting can quickly give your home a facelift and boost its value. Below are telltale signs that you should give your home a fresh coat of paint.

How to Know When to Repaint Your Home

1. Peeling, Cracked Paint

Over time, the paint on your walls and ceilings will peel, chip, crack, and sometimes bubble. While these problems may be signs of faulty weatherproofing, they can also be attributed to natural processes at work. If the damaged area covers a wide surface, say an entire wall of the façade or whole room, it’s better to hire a house painting contractor to cover the blemishes and flaws with a professional paint job instead of patching up spots on your own.

2. Fading or Discoloration

house paintingHarsh sunlight can cause fading, bleaching, or discoloration because of ultraviolet ray damage. Although you can slow down the process with exterior grade paint, you’ll still need to repaint your home at some point. Some exterior painting can last for 10 years or more, but the timeframe varies depending on the climate and material used. If your exteriors and interiors are starting to look dull, it’s time to refresh the surfaces with a new coat of paint.  

3. Unsightly Surface

Vigorous cleaning sometimes just doesn’t cut it for old, grimy surfaces. Dirt has a way of sticking onto surfaces, especially when combined with other residue. Water stains and leftover signs of wood rot are stubborn as well and hard to remove, even with strong cleaners and vigorous scrubbing. To give these surfaces a fresh look, just paint them.  

4. Outdated Color

If the shade of your exterior colors change drastically from weathering or look old fashioned, your home will stick out like a sore thumb among the others in the neighborhood. When this happens, it’s time to repaint the façade. Focus on highlighting your home’s best features to create visual interest and improve curb appeal.


This spring, give your home a fresh start with house painting services from GM House Painting & Power Washing. As the premier painting contractor in Suffolk County, NY, their team of professionals offers an extensive range of services, including power washing, wall paper removal, and carpentry. Call (631) 255-5082 to request a free house painting estimate, or browse their gallery online.

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