How do I know when it is time to repaint my home or business exterior?
It’s time to look into house painting in Bendigo when your business or home’s exterior paint starts to fade. Normally, a good paint job should last between 5 to 10 years. Of course, this will vary depending on the humidity, the weather, whether or not the building is in direct sunlight, and other factors. More severe indications that you need new paint as well as some repairs are when you notice small cracks or flaking paint or peeling paint. If you leave this untreated for very long, it may lead to more serious issues like wood becoming damaged or other repairs needed.
What happens if my exterior paint is peeling and cracking?
You know it is time to repaint for sure when you see cracking or peeling paint. The longer this paint is left to continue cracking or peeling, the more likely the unpainted wood sections will begin to deteriorate or need to be replaced. Most of the time, damage is hidden out of view behind loose paint and continues to get worse over time when left alone. If you see peeling or cracking, it is time for exterior painting in Bendigo as quickly as possible. Consult a professional painter to have them come evaluate what is needed in terms of paint and repair.
When is it too cold to paint my exterior?
The weather and temperature or humidity conditions during painting has a larger impact on the finished job than many may fully understand. Of course, painting during high humidity is going to require a lot longer drying time, but cold temperatures affect the paint as well. Exterior painting in Bendigo is never recommended if the temperatures dip to between 4 to 7 Celsius. There are special paints available to be used during colder weather if it is absolutely necessary for painting to get done while it is still so cold. Always consult a professional painter to evaluate the exterior before deciding under what weather conditions and when it can be painted safely.
How many coats of paint do I really need on my home?
Generally speaking, usually 2 coats minimum needed and 3 coats minimum if changing colour. When changing colors from a dark coat of paint to a lighter color, three coats will be needed. Changing to a different color will require more coats to get full coverage. But, make sure the painter is only applying the needed amounts of coats to get the job done well.
How soon should I call in advance to get my painting project get completed?
Typically, it is a good rule of thumb to follow when needing painting in Bendigo to allow 4 to 6 weeks for the paint job to be complete. Make sure you start the painting within this time frame so that it is completed when you want it. During busy seasons, it is important to schedule early. During peak months, it is recommended that you book 4 to 8 weeks in advance since the wait times may make it take longer to get on the schedule. Scheduling earlier rather than later also allows you extra time to prepare and to select just the right color choice.