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3 Tips For Preserving Your Home’s Exterior Paint

Painting the exterior of your home is an excellent investment and is one that can really help to bring new life to your home's exterior. However, since this is an investment for you, it is very important that you protect it. Thankfully, there are certain things that you can do to help preserve your paint. Keep these three tips in mind to preserve the paint on the exterior of your home. 1. Pressure WashOne of the best ways to preserve your paint is to pressure wash the exterior of your home. By using a pressure washer on a controlled setting that is strong enough to remove any stains or debris, but not so powerful as to damage your home's exterior, you can help keep your paint looking as good as new. A pressure wash will help...exterior house paint preserved by regular maintenance
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5 Reasons You Should NOT Wait to Repaint the Exterior of Your House

When is the last time you had your home's exterior repainted? If it has been a few years, you may notice hairline cracks beginning to form in the finish and small chips flaking from the wood. With your home showing obvious signs that its outer finish is failing to "weather the storm", it might be time to call upon a professional exterior painter. Why Paint Your Home's Exterior Sooner Rather than Later? Volumes have been written on the necessity of maintaining the exterior of your home, but here are the top five reasons you should never wait for a fresh coat of paint:1. Water Damage A solid coat of paint acts as a sealant and barrier against moisture. Hairline cracks may appear to be insignificant, but any amount of water from rain or melting snow that...freshly painted house exterior to help prevent weather damage
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6 Tips for Painting Your Home’s Exterior

Whether you just bought a new house, or the old, comfortable home needs a touch-up, a new paint job can be a daunting prospect. Luckily, we’ve got some helpful tips to share to keep your project running smoothly.1. Check Your Weather ReportPlan your exterior paint project for a dry and warm time of year. Any moisture on the painting surface will prevent the paint from adhering, and paint in wet weather will not dry quickly or evenly. Be sure that you begin your project in warm dry weather that is expected to continue for at least three days.2. Choose Your Paint and PrimerMake sure you choose the right paint for the exterior material you are painting. Some paints are better than others for certain materials, and some materials, such as wood and concrete, will need to...professionally painted house exterior
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Selling Your Home? Increase Its Market Value with a Fresh Paint Job

When thinking about selling your house, you are more than likely also thinking about receiving an acceptable offer. The first thing most experienced realtors will tell you is that a fresh coat of paint for both the exterior and interior of your home is one of the best ways to increase your home's market value.First Impressions CountOne of the first things a potential buyer notices about your house is the paint. A paint job that is chipping and flaking or a faded exterior/interior can turn a buyer off and cause you to lose the sale.Aside from the fact that painting your house is one of the least expensive improvements, it can also increase the selling price of your house by as much as $6,000.Exterior Paint "Rule of Thumb"The "Rule of Thumb" to keep in mind when...house on sale with freshly painted exterior
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Exterior Painting in the Midwest

The extreme temperatures and windy weather the Midwest is known for can easily weaken a paint job. Summer heat, winter ice, and rainy thunderstorms can wreak havoc on a beautiful exterior. Fortunately, there are ways to be proactive and prevent your home from sustaining damage caused by seasonal changes and unpredictable weather events.How Does Weather Affect Painted Exteriors?Living in the tornado alley can affect your home's exterior paint in several ways. High winds can push rain against outer walls and cause debris to collect in gutters, causing outflow to trickle down the siding. The rapid changes between warm and cool temperatures can cause moisture to expand and contract, weakening the bond between the coat of paint and the side of a house. Existing cracks in the coating, can act as a gateway for moisture, causing wood...man painting exterior of house in missouri
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