Here on the west coast we get a lot of rain, and that can be a problem when deciding the best time is to paint the outside of your home. The temperature for exterior painting in Victoria BC needs to be just right as cold weather can stop proper adhering and hot temperatures can cause the paint to sweat. So, if you are looking to freshen up your home exterior, when is the best time to do so?
If you are looking to repaint the exterior of your home, this usually only needs to happen every 5 years- but of course this depends on the materials and climate. In general, houses made of wood need to be painted every 3-7 years, newer siding every 10-15 years, and there is a wide range for brick homes with painted trim. If your home is in an area that is exposed to a high amount of stormy weather and wind, this could be even more frequent. Here on the west coast our winters are not as harsh, but rain and the salty ocean air can still do damage on your home. The best way to tell when your home needs a fresh coat of paint it to inspect it for dirt, mildew, rotten parts, or chips or cracks in the paint. If any of this is present, it is easier for water to penetrate your home and potentially cause damage so you should consider repainting soon.
Most commonly the spring is the best time to repaint your house’s exterior. The good news is that painting the exterior of your home is affordable, and adds value to your home. So if you are preparing to sell in the summer months, a new coat of paint could be a huge benefit. If you notice signs of deterioration and decide to repaint your home’s exterior, don’t wait too long as the preparation becomes tougher and will be more costly.
If you need help giving the exterior of your home a facelift, contact PaintWorks today!