Proper maintenance of your home’s paint job can add years to its lifespan. It will keep your home looking fresh, loved, and the envy of your neighbourhood. Putting in the time and effort to maintain your paint will not only keep your home looking beautiful; it will also help maintain its value and save you a lot of money.
A quick look at your home’s paint once or twice a year is all it takes to stay on top of things, and these few tips will help you keep your home looking its best.
Maintaining your home’s interior and exterior paint
The four main issues you should look out for when maintaining your home’s paint are staining, mould and mildew, fading, and cracking and peeling. These are issues all homeowners have to manage, so we’ll go over the causes and solutions to these problems below.
|Issue||Why it happens||How to maintain your paint|
|Staining||Stains in any home are inevitable. Between children, pets and people moving around, there'll be marks left on the wall at some point.||
|Mould & Mildew||Typically occurs in parts of the home with a lot of moisture and poor ventilation, i.e. bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.||
|Fading||Some degree of fading is natural as the paint wears. Exposure to the elements, washing, and scrubbing all contribute to your paint colour losing its vibrant colour.||
|Cracking, peeling, and chipping||Paint cracks, chips, and peels of the wall usually because of water collecting between the wall and the paint film.It could also simply be normal wear or exposure to the elements, depending on how old your paint job is.||
The occasional power wash might be a more appropriate solution for the exterior of your home if looking out for stains on exterior walls might be too much of a task.
Keeping your home beautiful doesn’t have to be difficult, and as a homeowner, you know it’ll be a worthwhile investment. The simple steps above will help you look after the beauty and the value of your home at a fraction of the cost of doing major renovations.
If you’ve ever had to update your home’s paint, you know it can be a lot of work and money. This article will make maintaining your home much easier for you. And, if you can’t find the time or you don’t want to do it yourself, don’t hesitate to have a professional do it. Your home will thank you for it.