The great outdoors: Why you should repaint the exterior of your home

article4The average life expectancy of exterior paint is about 4-7 years, so if you can’t remember the last time you painted the outside of your house, it’s probably past its used-by date!

Even if the paintwork of your home isn’t looking shabby, there are a number of reasons why repainting the exterior of your home regularly is important. We take a look at the top five:

  1. Increases sale value: even if you’re not looking to sell at this very moment, you never know what may happen in the not-so-distant future. Given the typical coat of paint lasts between 4-and-7 years, painting now, is a good investment in the future as a fresh coat of paint can increase the sale value of your home.
  2. Protects exterior surfaces: painting your home regularly helps protect it against inclement weather – which is particularly important here in Queensland, where we can literally endure droughts and flooding plains all in the short space of one year.
  3. Hides permanent marks: if the paintwork of your home has already become the victim of Queensland’s harsh climate, then a fresh coat of paint will help conceal those marks and stains that are impossible to remove any other way – this also goes to reinforce point 1.
  4. An inexpensive renovation: if you’re tired of looking at the same, old red or off-white bricks of your home, rendering over them and then repainting is the easiest way to bring your home into the twenty-first century by giving it a whole new look – not to mention, it’s the cheapest.
    A change is as good as a holiday: changing the paint colour of your home can sometimes have the effect of changing your outlook on what home means.