Exterior Painting: When to Paint Your Home

In the warmer months, it’s the perfect time to refresh your home’s exterior. You want to be sure to paint when the temperature outside is nice.  When it’s not too cold so that the paint adheres properly, but not too hot so that the painting materials get damaged. You want to achieve an even coat.


At Home Painter’s Toronto we have helped with countless home renovations. Most people only think about interior painting when it comes to residential painting, but the outside of your home is just as important, if not more so. But how do you know when it’s time for exterior painting?

exterior painting: general timelines 

Did you know that he White House exterior is painted once a year? That’s a cool fun fact about exterior painting to start you off! While we don’t think an annual paint job is necessary, most people say that every five years is a good time to repaint. 

However, there’s no real guideline time-wise. With the variety of houses and the various climates each house may be exposed to, it does vary. As a general rule, homes made out of cedar or wood will require new paint every three to seven years. While the newer siding materials need painting every 10 to 15 years. Of course, if your house is brick, it will really depend on the wear and tear on your house’s trim.

newly renovated toronto home with painted exterior alumunium siding and wood trim painted white by local home painters
taupe exterior aluminum siding paint on home in Toronto, Ontario with painted white trim by home painters service in toronto

weather considerations

Speaking of wear and tear, Toronto and the GTA gets the whole gamut of weather conditions. Which exposes our homes to various levels of deterioration.

The harsher the climate, the more often you’ll have to paint. With the winters we get, it might be a good time to renew your home’s outer shell. Inspect your home for dirt and mildew, rotten wood, and any chipped or cracked paint. This can allow moisture to penetrate the wood. All of these can also be tell tale signs that exterior painting is needed. 

Inspect your home’s exterior for damage — in the spring may be the best time for an update. Painting is the most inexpensive remodel for your property and it will automatically add value to your home.

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You don’t want to wait too long before repainting your home. The prep becomes more difficult, making the job becoming more expensive. It’s also harder to guarantee the quality of the final repaint.

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If you want an expert opinion on renewing your home’s exterior then call us at 416-494-9095 or email us at [email protected] today! We are the #1 rated painting company in Southern Ontario with 30 years of experience. Painting your home has never been easier!

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