A fresh paint job can add value and curb appeal to your home; a look you want to maintain as long as possible.
Complete exterior home painting is expensive and inconvenient, whether you do it yourself or hire professionals like our team at Nowakowski Painting Services a local Painting Company. To make your new paint last longer, you have to maintain your home’s exterior. Follow our tips to prevent early wear and fading of your new exterior paint on your home.
Trim Trees and Shrubs
While your trees, shrubs, and other plants in your landscaping add beauty to your yard, they can impact your home’s exterior if they are too close to your home. When branches rub against the paint, it can cause wear and tear to your siding. Also, too much foliage near the exterior of your home can invite pests and moisture; both can impact the durability of the paint. Trees, bushes, and shrubs around your home should be pruned and trimmed to make sure the branches do not touch the exterior; leaving enough airflow and space around the home.
Reduce Water Damage
Exposure to the New England elements slowly deteriorates paint over the years. Excessive water is one of the elements you want to avoid as much as possible. Too much water not only damages the surface of the paint, it can lead to mildew, algae, and mold that can grow on your siding, damaging and staining the paint.
To reduce water damage on your home’s exterior, keep sprinklers and irrigation systems away from the perimeter of your house. It is also important to maintain your gutters and downspouts on your home. Leaking gutters or downspouts can allow excessive water to trickle down your siding, causing damage to your paint and home. Make sure gutters are kept clean and clear, and repair any leaks, to keep drainage from your roof off your home’s exterior. If you need help with repair, replacement, or cleaning of your gutters, call a local gutter company to fix your problem.
Water can also damage your paint from underneath. Caulking around windows, vents, skylights, and doors can keep moisture from leaking inside your siding. Not only does this protect your paint, it can reduce the chance of rot and damage to your siding and home structure. Replace caulking as needed as part of your home’s exterior maintenance – you may need to hire a professional to reach areas on your roof and upper stories safely. We offer caulking services at Nowakowski Painting Services to help protect your siding and paint.
Wash Your Siding
Winter, spring, summer, and fall – all the seasons leave their mark on your paint and siding. Dust, pollen, mildew, and other debris collect on the exterior of your home. Not only can this make your home look dull and dirty, it impacts the integrity of your paint. Dirt, bird poop, mildew, and other substances can breakdown the paint on your home, leading to premature fading, chipping, cracking, and peeling.
Washing your siding can restore the beauty of your home and protect your paint. Spring cleaning for your home should include a complete washing of the siding. You can use mild soap and water, scrubbing with a long-handled soft brush. A garden hose can be used to wet the surface, then scrub the siding, and rinse.
Another way to clean your siding is power washing. When done properly, a pressure washer can remove mildew, stains, dirt, and other debris that impacts your paint. However, if done incorrectly, it can also remove the paint on your siding. It is a good idea to hire a power washing professional to ensure only the dirt is removed, not the paint. At Nowakowski Painting Services, we offer professional power washing for our clients who want to maintain the curb appeal of their home.
Each side of your home is exposed to different elements. It is common for some areas of your exterior paint to fade or chip before others. Touch-up painting can be done to maintain your home’s beauty between complete exterior paint jobs. You can ask for extra paint to perform touch-ups when you have your home repainted, or just contact our team at Nowakowski Painting Services. We can send one of our professional crews to do touch-ups, as needed, between complete exterior paintings of your home.
For help refreshing your home’s interior or exterior, contact Nowakowski Painting Services of Waterford CT and surrounding areas. We’ll help you love your home again.
Painting is clearly a very big job that requires a lot more time, effort and patience than you may have. Your best bet is to hire a professional painting contractor ct. We will handle all of the prep work for you. We are reputable company that will be sure to do a job that is perfect, professional, and clean. Call us today to schedule a free no obligation in home consultation or fill a form on our website.