When Does Your House Needs Painting?

Do you know when it’s time to painting a house?

Did you know that most people finally decide to paint their houses only after they discover “problems?” on the old paint!!

When does your house needs painting?

When Does Your House Needs Painting?

In Toronto, there are four seasons, which means more house maintenance in general. Waiting until there’s a problem will not only be much more expensive overall, but a lack of prevention can lead to damage that goes beyond the paint. Get to know some signs when your house needs painting.

You home is like a car. It needs proper and scheduled maintenance. Especially, you wouldn’t wait for your engine to stop working before you perform an oil change would you? Your old paint has a performance lifespan and knowing the signs when your house needs painting will save you a lot of money and stress down the road.

4 Different Seasons

Winter Season Needs Painting

Winter – December 21 to March 19

Spring Season Needs Painting

Spring – March 20 to June 20

Summer Season Needs Painting

Summer – June 21 to September 21

Fall Season Needs Painting

Fall (or Autumn) – September 22 to December 20

Signs Show Your House Needs Painting: Exterior

  • • Professionally applied exterior paint lasts an average of 4-10 years depending on the condition it was in previously.
  • Peeling and cracking are very late signs your old paint job has expired and its time to paint. It not only looks bad but can allow moisture to creep into the wood framing and foundation of your home.
  • • The trim around windows and doors trap water/snow and require a fresh coat of paint more often to keep them sealed from the elements. More importantly, Inspect them yearly to find if it is time to paint them or not. A fresh coat of paint is cheaper than replacing worn-out trim.
  • • Moreover, Exterior wood siding need to be repainted much more often with 3-7 years lifespan on average. In fact, Old paint job will let moisture through and as a result we all know that wood and moisture leads especially to rot and mold.
exterior wood and window painting painted by home painters
  • • Don’t forget, the best time to paint the exterior of your house is during spring and summer.

Signs Show Your House Needs Painting: Interior

  • • If your old paint contained high levels of VOCs your air quality could be suffering. Replacing it with low to zero VOC paint can improve the indoor air quality for you and your family.
  • • The typical interior paint job, done professional of course, is good for 7-10 years.
  • • Fading old paint is inevitable and more prominent in rooms with lots of sunlight and where low quality paints were used. If it looks dull it probably needs a fresh coat of paint.
  • • In addition, maybe you don’t know but winter season is one of the best time to paint interior of your house in Toronto.

Maybe you don’t know, but winter season is one of the best time to paint interior of your house in Toronto.

In addition, Don’t forget that above all, a fresh coat of paint will also add curb appeal, increase the value of your home by up to 200%, and as a result it will keep looking new for years to come.

To conclude, if you think your home needs to be painted give Home Painters Toronto a call. Our professional in-home or On-line consultation and quotes are always FREE. We’re here to help you understand exactly what your home needs when it is the time to paint your house.

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