Exterior Painting – What Should I Consider?

Posted on May 30, 2013 in Uncategorized

Even the best paint work gets old and tired after some years, and you might begin to notice some small cracks appearing where the building has settled.

What do you need to consider before painting the exterior of your premises? How often should you give it a new coat of paint?


How Often Should I Repaint My Exterior?

There’s no hard and fast rule about how often you should repaint your exterior. It entirely depends on your circumstances. For instance, has an air conditioning unit caused peeling? Are there trees and shrubbery nearby that deposit on your paintwork? What kind of paint was used when it was last repainted?

Many professionals recommend that between 5 and 7 years depending on these factors.


Do You Have to Do Any Preparation Beforehand?

Not always. Surfaces that have been cleaned are always better and will take the paint easier. We might recommend that your surface is pressure washed first, but it’s not always necessary.

If there is anything blocking access to your exterior walls it might be better to remove these before we arrive; that will save time and money and means we’ll be able to get on with the job soon after we arrive.


What Paint Do You Use?

Our suppliers provide us with a range of paints to suit every need; we have water proof paint for especially damp surfaces, or if there are water sprinklers nearby. We can also provide fire-retardant paint for extra safety.

Contact us today on 0845 604 7078 to find out what we can offer you. We’re always keen to be competitively priced and provide an excellent service.