A fresh coat of professionally applied paint is a simple but effective way to instantly increase the curb appeal of your home. A quality paint job also helps protect your house’s exterior from the elements. If you are considering repainting your home, you may be wondering, how many years should exterior paint last? Allow our experts at MasterPrep Painting to provide the answer.


Painting Preparation

While you may want to know how many years exterior house paint should last, this isn’t based solely on the paint itself, but also the preparation. In fact, exterior painting is 90% proper preparation. You read that right. It’s imperative that the prep work is done correctly, or the entire paint job could be compromised. This is why proper preparation is essential to making sure you get the most out of your paint.


How Many Years Should Exterior House Paint Last?

So, how long should you wait? You should aim to do your exterior painting every 5 – 10 years, although this can vary depending on the exterior material, climate, and location of your home. Inclement weather like heavy snow and rain or harsh sun can age your paint faster, so it’s important to keep an eye on your exterior paint to avoid waiting too long. Aged and peeling paint can increase the likelihood of running into issues like termites, mold, warped boards, mildew, and an overall lower property value. The paint job itself is also a key factor in how long the paint will last, which is why we take every step to ensure your house is properly prepared and painted.


The MasterPrep Exterior Painting Process

When it comes to exterior residential painting, we have years of experience and proven methods to ensure your paint will last. In short, we will:

  • Start by thoroughly cleaning the house exterior with a pressure washer.
  • Scrape any chipping or cracking paint.
  • Power-sand any remaining unfinished edges.
  • Caulk and fill any holes.
  • Replace entire boards if necessary.
  • Prime any bare wood.
  • Apply one or two coats (if needed) of 100% acrylic exterior paint to ensure the house is completely covered.

Can I Make My Exterior Paint Last Longer?

With a little extra maintenance, you can increase the longevity of your home’s paint.

  • Pressure wash every so often to get rid of dirt and remove any moss before it causes problems.
  • Regularly inspect your home to check for things like damp, rot, and mildew–this way, you can tackle any issues before they become real problems. 

Why Choose MasterPrep Painting?

We are the premier expert residential exterior painting service in Oroville, CA, and its surrounding communities. We pride ourselves on our attention to detail, particularly during the prep work process. We also work closely with you to choose the paint color and sheen most complementary to your home’s exterior to ensure that you are nothing short of thrilled with the final result. Your questions will be answered thoroughly and you’ll participate in the completion inspection. Any concerns or final touchups will be handled promptly before we leave the job site. With MasterPrep Painting, your home will be in good hands.

Contact Us Today

Let our professional painters at MasterPrep give your home the protection and TLC it deserves. If you’re looking for a free quote or for more information about our exterior painting services in Oroville and the surrounding areas, please contact us today at 530-370-1835. We look forward to hearing from you.