The exterior of your home plays a big role in people's first impression of your property. More important than a well-manicured lawn, you want a fresh, clean look to your home's exterior. Faded, peeling paint can not only give people the wrong impression, but it can also affect how you feel about your home. At American Painting, we specialize in exterior painting, and we can help you beautify and protect your home.
Established in the Bend community in 1994, American Painting has provided residents across Central Oregon with top-quality, eco-friendly exterior painting services for decades. With our extensive experience, we have the skill and knowledge to tackle any project, no matter how challenging. We only use the best methods and premium materials, and we even offer lifetime exterior paints. No matter what you need, we can get the job done.
In general, exterior paint should last for around 7-10 years. However, depending on the materials of your home's exterior, this may vary. For example, wood exteriors typically require more maintenance and repainting than stucco. Meanwhile, painted brick may last longer than ten years. Another factor that will impact how often your home needs to be repainted is sun exposure and the quality of paint used.
You should consider repainting your home if:
Your current paint is damaged, cracked, peeling, or heavily faded.
You are remodeling or building an addition, and you are not able to match your old paint.
You are considering selling your home and want to increase its curb appeal.
You dislike the current look of your home and are ready for a change.
Exterior painting can be a big job, and the decision to repaint your home represents a significant investment in your property. The key to ensuring that you get the most out of your investment and that your new paint will last for years to come is prep work. At American Painting, we never cut corners, and we always take time to prepare for every project fully.
When repainting a home's exterior, we always do the following before beginning:
Absolutely. At American Painting, we fully power wash the surface of the exterior wall before painting. This is done to ensure the wall is free of any surface contaminants. It also helps to make sure the paint will properly adhere to the surface of the wall.
When it comes to maintaining the paint job of your home's exterior, there are a few steps you can take. It's important to regularly check your home for any signs of damage or chipping paint. You should also inspect the caulking around windows and doors, as this can become cracked or worn over time. If you notice any wear or damage, it is important to address the issue immediately to help prevent further damage to your home.
It is also essential to keep the paint job clean. Regularly power washing your home's exterior can help remove dirt and dust, as well as help to keep any mildew or mold away. Additionally, if you notice any peeling paint, consider gently scraping and sanding the area before reapplying a fresh coat of paint. This can help create a more even finish and will help protect your home for longer.