Good quality paint and a steady paint job is the first thing that is necessary to create the first and the most effective defense against all the exterior elements that can attack it. In addition to safety, there is the most important vanity aspect to it as well. A beautiful and well maintained paint on your home reflects a good impression on your guests. And more than anything, for those living in the house, having a clean, all spruced up, and a gleaming paint job is essential to keep their spirits lively, happy, and motivated. After all our homes are our own little pieces of heaven, isn’t it?
How does one get to know, that it is now time to redo your paint job and apply a fresh coat of it? Here we will talk about all that and much more! These are the things that you need to look out for while checking whether the paint of your house has lived its course and you need to make the changes to it.
Faded or Discolored Surfaces:
A faded and discolored paint job is not just a vanity blemish on your house, but also indicated underlying issues within the surface of the paint that can be more serious and might need immediate attention.
While it is true, that sunlight, in its due course of time can affect and impact the appearance of paint, there might be a bigger issue here as well. There are times, you might notice stains dripping down the edges of your house, this can be the case of water intrusion within the layers of the paint and might need immediate intervention and fixing.
Cracked and Flaking Surfaces:
This is also one of the most common surficial anomalies that you can notice to make sense of needing a change of paint. It generally happens in places where there is a hot and humid climate, and the paint flakes, bubbles or cracks. But then again, beyond the vanity lies the deeper problem of a potential mold or a rot that would be below the surface of the paint and might creep its effect on to the surface. Here again, you need to take immediate steps and take control of the scenario.
Shrinking and Discolored Surface:
The caulk around the windows and doors start showing signs of wear and tear is a sign strong enough to consider applying a fresh coat of paint to the surface. Since the caulk is sensitive to the changes in temperature in your room, the wear and tear in these surfaces are a sign to make the necessary amends.
Your Paint Has Not Been Changed for a While:
This is a very obvious sign. If you have a home where there has been a considerable time and the paint has been steadfast in its appearance, then maybe its time to make the changes of a fresh coat, before things get dire. Because, a wise man once said, “Make Hay While the Sun Shines!”
We hope that this list helped you understand the various ways in which your paint can show ageing and stand a testimony to serious wear and tear over time. Watch out for these signs and make the changes while you can!