How Long Will a New Paint Job Last?

The big question is always how long a paint job will last and while this depends on where the paint job is located, the wear and tear it will experience, and other factors, here is some information about what you can expect in terms of paint longevity. Keep in mind a few tips that can help to extend the life of your paint by years, saving you time and money over time.

Interior paint jobs that are well maintained last 15-25 years, depending on humidity and sun exposure. However, most homeowners change the color of their rooms much sooner than that because re-painting is a quick way to update a space and give it a whole new feel.

If you are looking for long-lasting paint, look no further than water- or alkyd-based paints. Oil-based paints are often used because of their durability, but many types have been taken from the market because of high levels of volatile organic compounds and strong odors. However, some oil-based paints are still available, though they are easier to clean up and more environmentally friendly.

Paint that costs $30 or more per gallon is likely to be a quality product since the price is high enough to ensure that it contains top-quality pigments and binding agents. A paint job with a solid brand name applied by professional house painters will probably last longer than you need it to. A beautiful, vibrant wall—or several—will make your home feel put-together and personalized.

Your paint job can last up to three times longer when you take care of it properly. The top three factors that the painting contractors at your local painting company will tell you about are weather, surface type, and paint type. Living in a warm climate like southern homes, can shorten the longevity of your exterior house paint job because of the intense sun exposure. In contrast, living in Reno or the Tahoe area allows for less fading because of cooler temperatures and less sun exposure.

Painting your home doesn’t have to be a painful process. Preparation with these tips will help you take care of your house and its color more effectively. Whether you’re frugal, or simply doing it yourself, hiring professional painting companies Chicago can save you money, time and frustration in the long run.

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