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Does Your Home Need To Be Re-Painted? Is it necessary?

Does Your Home Need To Be Re-Painted? Is it necessary?

Do you sometimes look around your home and feel that it needs a fresher look? And you have tried re-arranging the furniture and even buying a few pieces of side tables but it still looks dull? This may be your home telling you that it needs a new paint job.

Home painting can make a major difference in the way your interiors appear. It is not only about what colour you apply to the walls but the quality of the painting process itself matters as well. But before you hire a company to paint your home, you should evaluate your home further for the actual problem.

At Superior Painters, we prefer that Aucklanders are well-informed if they need a new paint job done. Here is how you can determine if your home is ready for freshly coloured wall.

1.      Fading Colour

Paint usually fades over time due to wear and tear, dust and exposure to sunlight. This makes your walls appear dull and lifeless. Another factor that contributes to this loss of vibrancy is the thinning of the paint layers over time. So if you want your home to look vibrant and lively then it would be a good idea to give it a nice fresh coat of paint.

2.      Paint Peeling Off

When the paint layer becomes too thin, it starts to fall apart, making the wall loose its protection. These chipped parts of the wall look unsightly and create a mess that needs to be constantly cleaned.

3.      Shrinking Boards

When the paint gets old and weak, the boards in the home’s exterior will begin to shrink. You will notice gaps between the boards too. This is a sign of dry rot. Due to the weakness of the paint layer, the moisture from the environment can begin seeping into the wood and cause damage. Dry rot should be taken seriously and you should immediately invest in home painting.

4.      Cracked Stucco

Many homeowners prefer a stucco sliding instead of wood one. The reason is that stucco lasts longer. However, it does not mean that it will never deteriorate. Stucco can become prone to hairline cracks as it ages. These cracks can allow moisture to penetrate into the woodwork, which will, in turn, causes more damage.

Superior Painters experts believe that home painting should be invested in after every 8-10 years. If it has been a few years since your last paint job then it would be a good idea to get it assessed my a professional.


Disclaimer: This article is offered as a general guide only. The views and information expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of any agency in New Zealand. Any person who relies upon any matter contained in this guide does so entirely at their own risk. 

Written by Superior Property Services 

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