Should You Upgrade Your Exterior House Paint?

Should You Upgrade Your Exterior House Paint?

Exterior paint not performing to your standards? Maybe your noticing discoloration, signs of moisture penetration, or pests making their way indoors. It might be time for an upgrade, to a higher quality paint. Today we’ll discuss when and why you should upgrade your exterior house paint. Plus, we will compare three types of exterior paint by Sherwin Williams, and how to choose the right one for your home. 

Upgrading Your Exterior House Paint

Let’s start with when and why you should upgrade your exterior house paint. Both are, thankfully, easy to answer! On average, you will need to repaint the exterior of your home every 5 to 10 years. And while that seems like a lot of room inbetween, there are several telltale signs that will help you pinpoint when it is time to act. These include:

  1. Signs of wear and tear – This can include cracking, peeling or bubbling, which may allow moisture to penetrate your home, causing rot. 
  2. Fading – If your home is clearly sun faded or starting to lack its previous color, it probably isn’t providing the protection it once was.
  3. Gaps – Are there gaps around your windows and door frames? You not only need to repaint, but to recaulk.
  4. Time – If you’re approaching the 10 year mark, or whatever amount of time is listed with your product, then be proactive and start planning to repaint.

Best Exterior House Paint

Aside from choosing a beautiful paint color, you also need to choose a high quality paint. Exterior paint provides an essential role when it comes to protecting your home. From keeping out unwelcome pests, to protection from the elements, as well as mold and rot. The following exterior paints by Sherwin Williams are our top picks for long lasting protection:

  • Resilience Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint

    – A high quality exterior finish, Resilience with MoistureGuard™ Technology offers excellent early moisture and mildew resistance. This product is recommended for use on aluminum and vinyl siding, wood siding, clapboard, shakes, shingles, plywood, masonry, and metal. It is available in flat, gloss and satin sheens.
  • Duration Exterior Acrylic Coating

    –  Formulated with PermaLast® technology, Duration is infused with advanced acrylic co-polymers for long-lasting performance. Duration is self-priming and provides a mildew-resistance coating. It requires just one coat for repaints and two coats for new work. It is available in satin, flat, gloss and low lustre sheens.
  • Emerald Exterior Acrylic Latex Paint

    – A premium paint and primer in one, Emerald allows you to achieve stunning exterior results that stand the test of time in fewer coats. It offers resistance to blistering, peeling, fading and dirt pickup, as well as a mildew-resistant coating. And is available in satin, flat and gloss sheens.

As with any exterior paint jobs, it is important that you do the necessary prep work. Determine whether your home’s exterior will need to be cleaned, requires any repairs, or needs one or several coats of primer – to prevent bleeding.

Want to skip the hassle and hire a professional to paint the exterior of your home? Helix Painting in Denver is committed to helping you achieve ultimate curb appeal. Our exterior painting services include walls and siding, trim, doors, garages, and more! Book your exterior painting estimate or request a free estimate online.