Tips to Increase Longevity of Exterior House Painting

Exterior house painting protects the home and improves overall appearance The environment and changing weather conditions affects exterior paint and it starts to fade and wear out. To keep exterior paint looking new for years, here are some tips to increase its longevity.

Regular Cleaning

Yearly cleaning extends the life of the exterior paint. Growth of mildew is a common problem that affects the exterior house painting. Mildew grows in areas that are subject to moisture and they tend to reappear on any type of paint. Washing mildewed areas with a solution of one part household bleach and three parts water will destroy its growth.

Pressure Washing

Pressure washing helps to dissolve atmospheric salts that accumulate on surfaces. It keeps exterior surfaces clean and it is the best way to remove build up of dust and mold which can spread quickly. It also maintains the home by providing a clean environment and extends the life of the exterior paint.


Caulking is another important part of painting maintenance. All cracks, gaps and holes should be sealed with caulk and the area can be repainted. Since caulk tends to dry and crack with age, it needs to be inspected frequently.

Patch and Touch Up

Patch and touch up extends paint life but it rarely matches the existing paint. After fixing the problem area, use quality primer to create a good surface for the paint to adhere to. Then, follow with two or three coats of quality paint for an extra layer of protection. It will endure the changing weather with the extra layer of protection.

Contact Us Today

If you are looking for an exterior house contractor in NY, contact Ed’s Painting and Construction. We specialize in all areas of exterior design and are committed to professionalism and success. You can call us at 2015826663 or 8452133188 or email us at ed@edspaintingconst.com

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