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How Often Should Maintenance Be Done After an Exterior Paint Job?

You might be admiring your home’s new appearance after a fresh exterior paint job by Orlando home painters. However, everybody knows that paint inevitably dulls or cracks over the years, and you’d need a new coat of paint again. If you’re wondering how often maintenance should be done and what factors affect how long your paint can last, keep reading to find out.

How Often Should Maintenance Be Done After an Exterior Paint Job?


How often you repaint your home does depend on the material you had painted over. Paint over wood will decay more quickly, between 3 to 5 years, while paint over other materials can potentially last longer.

Climate and Location

You will need to repaint more depending on where you live because paint stands up to weather differently. If you live somewhere sunny, paint will inevitably fade faster. Places like Florida see a lot of cracking and bubbling, too, because of the sun and humidity.

Those of you who live in humid places, or places with lots of rain and storms, sand, or salty breezes, will also notice your paint aging more quickly. It might soften and swell more often than in other places.

Paint Quality

The quality of your last paint job will impact how often you need to repaint. Painting isn’t just about slapping on a new coat of paint, after all, which is why it’s always best to hire a professional like us to do the job.

As professional painters, we use the best high-quality paint for your home and utilize the correct painting techniques for the best results. We also always examine and prepare the surfaces before the paint even gets applied.

Signs That A Repaint Is Needed

Fading and Discoloration

If you live in an especially sunny area, you’ll likely notice some fading after a while. Sometimes, you might only notice this when you take a look at some of the siding that sits in the shade and compare it to the color of the rest of your home. To restore your paint to its usual color, the only thing you can do is paint it again.


When you notice damage, this is a clear sign that you need to get a new paint job. This damage can include cracks, peeling, chipping, flaking, blistering, and bubbling. Blistering or bubbling is often a sign that there’s moisture in your home and that you need to get your home repainted and properly sealed. Remember to look around for bare spots to see where the paint has peeled off.

You might also notice some other issues with your paint job, like dirt or algae, and you may even be dealing with other types of pests and leaks that affect the siding of your home. All of these issues can potentially cause damage to the paint job, like cracks or swelling that can only be fixed with a new paint job.


Your paint will inevitably chip or peel with time. When you notice some of these problems, this is your clearest sign that it’s time to repaint. If you’re seeing some of the signs mentioned above, call us to give your house a fresh coat of paint again.