With summer nearly in full swing, this is the ideal time to take a closer look at your exterior paint. As you inspect surfaces that you might not have given much thought to during the colder months, we have a few tips for what to look for.
Start with a Quick Exterior Inspection
Take a walk around your house. What do you see?
Do you see flaking or peeling paint, or maybe a little dusting around your foundation where sections are completely giving up? If so, it’s important to notice how localized the paint failure is. If it’s confined to certain spaces, perhaps where the natural elements hit the hardest, you might be able to get by with just a basic touch-up. Even if it’s a small area, it’s crucial to not leave the problem unchecked. Your paint is the first line of defense for your home’s exterior surfaces, and even a small chink in the armor needs to be repaired through sanding, priming, and painting.
How Do You Know If It’s Time for Complete Exterior House Painting?
A localized trouble spot can be repaired if the rest of the paint around your home is in good shape, but if the failure is widespread it is definitely time for a complete refreshing. And remember, the longer you wait the more involved the project will become. For the most cost-effective exterior painting process possible, we always recommend routine care, maintenance, and not waiting until there are large problems to address.
This Is a Busy Season! Book Your Painting Company Soon
Regardless of where you live, this is a busy time for professional painting companies. In fact, many are booked for months in advance during this time of year! It’s important to call quickly to secure your estimate and place on their calendar.
If you live in the Portland, OR, area and have questions about your house painting project, we hope you will call us at Sundeleaf Painting. It would be our pleasure to serve you!