What is the best advice for maintaining our newly completed paint job?
After investing time and money into a new paint job, it’s important to maintain it properly to ensure that it lasts as long as possible. Here are some recommendations for maintaining your paint job over time:
Clean the surfaces regularly
Dirt, grime, and other debris can accumulate on the surfaces of your home over time, which can dull the appearance of the paint and even cause damage. To prevent this, clean your home’s exterior surfaces regularly using a mild soap and water solution and a soft-bristled brush. A thorough pressure clean every 12 months or so will also maintain the longevity of the paint job.
Address any damage promptly
If you notice any chips, cracks, or other damage to your paint job, it’s important to address it promptly. Left untreated, damage can worsen over time and eventually require a full repaint. By fixing any damage as soon as it occurs, you can help extend the life of your paint job.
Watch for signs of moisture
Moisture can be one of the biggest threats to your paint job, as it can cause paint to peel, crack, or bubble. Watch for signs of moisture, such as water stains or mould growth and address any issues promptly to prevent further damage.
Consider a top coat
Applying a clear top coat to your paint job can help protect it from damage and extend its lifespan. Talk to us about whether a top coat is recommended for your specific paint job.
Schedule regular touch-ups
Over time, even the best paint jobs will begin to show signs of wear and tear. By scheduling regular touch-ups, you can keep your home looking fresh and well-maintained. Talk to us about the recommended frequency of touch-ups for your specific paint job.
By following these recommendations, you can help maintain the appearance and lifespan of your paint job over time. Remember, investing in regular maintenance now can help you save time and money in the long run by delaying the need for a full repaint.