May 3, 2022
A fresh coat of paint can do wonders for your home. If it’s been a while since you’ve painted your walls, you may be wondering when it’s time to pick up your paintbrush. It’s incredibly important that you do regular checks on your home or business and look out for signs of a deteriorating paint job. By taking the time to ensure your home looks its very best, you can keep your curb appeal high and your dollars low. That said, here are a few signs that indicate it’s time for a new paint job.
Warped siding is often caused by the accumulation of moisture and the area heating up in the sun. Usually, you can tell your walls have warped siding because the area cannot be flattened out. The only way to address the problem would be to have the area prepped and painted or simply replace it.
Do you have scuff marks, chips, cracks, holes, or missing paint on your walls? If so, those issues can negatively affect the appearance of your home. Severe damage will need to be repaired before you can begin painting. Otherwise, you increase your risk of mold growth and other issues if your walls aren’t properly fixed.
In most cases, peeling is the result of sun damage and bubbles and blisters bursting open. These exposed areas will only worsen over time, causing the painted surface to break down even more. You should remedy the problem before repainting to prevent further damage from occurring.
Usually, cracking paint happens because one of the following reasons:
- Improper surface preparation
- Extreme hot or cold temperatures
- Age of the paint
Aside from looking unsightly, cracked paint offers an entry point for unwanted pests and moisture. If you notice any flaking or bubbling on the interior surfaces of your home, you should consider working on a new paint job.
Are your walls not as vibrant as they used to be? Fading is an inevitable issue that happens over time. When walls are constantly exposed to sunlight, they tend to fade more quickly than walls that are in shaded areas. If you’re going to repaint your walls, you should use modern, high-quality paint that’s long-lasting and will resist wear and tear as the years go by.
While chalking may seem similar to fading, it’s actually quite different. It’s typically the result of a chemical change, caused by ultraviolet rays. Chalking is when the topcoat of paint changes and forms a film of white dust. Although you can just paint over it, keep in mind that the fresh coat may not completely adhere to the surface, causing further issues.
Do you notice any of the signs listed above? It may be time for a new painting job. Luckily, you can let a professional painting crew do the hard work for you! They’ll ensure your home’s new appearance lasts for years to come.
About Platinum Painting of Fort Worth
At Platinum Painting of Fort Worth, we go above and beyond on every project to ensure you’re completely happy with the results. Our knowledgeable and skilled team is committed to making your home look its very best. If you think it’s time for a new paint job, don’t hesitate to ask us about our services. For an estimate, you can visit our website or call (817) 885-5656.
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