How Long Will My Exterior Paint Last?

Shoes wear out, appliances break, silver tarnishes, and the grass grows again every time we mow it. Nothing lasts forever. With this truth in mind, homeowners are wise to ask a simple question before hiring a painting contractor to repaint their home: how long will this exterior paint last?

There are many factors that determine the life span of new paint job, and it can be difficult to predict. Here in Westchester and Fairfield Counties, most homes need to be repainted every 4-5 years. If you own an older home that has oil-based paints on the surface, new coats of paint will not last as long. Also, if a previous house repaint was poorly done, that underlayer of paint will continue to fail beneath the new paint, shortening the life of the fresh coating.

The best way to ensure that you get maximum performance from your exterior repainting is to hire a skilled, experienced painting contractor. An excellent house painter will spend sufficient time and take great care with surface preparation, removing failing paint, patching damaged areas and priming where needed. Good painting companies also use the best quality materials.

While the cost of a quality contractor and premium materials is higher than that of budget companies, the results are even more widely distinct. An excellent paint job, like those performed by A.G. Williams, will stand out for its crisp details, its beautifully uniform surfaces and its long-term value as an investment that endures.

Read these tips if you are thinking about hiring a painting contractor.

A.G. Williams, providing professional painting and to Scarsdale, Greenville, Eastchester, Bronxville, Harrison, White Plains and all of Westchester and Fairfield counties. Call us for a free estimate, or to discuss a potential project: 1-800-227-1906.

Comments? We love to hear from you. What is your experience with exterior paint in this area?