Painting your home is a big decision, especially if you live in a larger home. According to Forbes, one gallon of paint typically covers 350 square feet of wall. Not sure if it’s time to hire painters? Here are five signs you need to repaint your house.
1. Paint Damage
Physical paint damage is one of the most common reasons people paint their homes. Paint can start to crack and bubble and peel as it gets older, especially if it’s low-quality paint or it wasn’t applied properly. If your paint is visibly damaged, it’s time to repaint.
2. Fading Paint
It’s hard to beat the vibrant look of a fresh coat of paint, but that doesn’t last forever. Over the course of several years, bright paint can eventually become dull and fade. If your paint doesn’t have the same luster it used to, you might want a fresh coat.
3. Moisture and Mold
Moisture stains and mold problems are also fairly common paint issues. Painters typically use mold-resistant paint, especially for bathrooms, kitchens, and other susceptible areas. Even still, moisture problems can leave stains on your walls and cause unsightly mold growth if you don’t keep your home dry.
4. Damage Underneath Paint
It’s one thing to have bubbling or peeling paint, but damage underneath the paint is where you should draw the line. If your paint is starting to peel away and you can see the wood, stucco, or drywall underneath is getting damaged, repainting can help you protect your home.
5. Outdated Colors
Every now and then, you might get the urge to repaint your home just because you’re tired of the same boring colors. If you want to switch your color scheme up or get rid of an outdated color scheme, painting is a simple solution. Painting your home is a lot of work, but it’s also one of the best ways to transform your home completely.
Deciding when to invest in home upgrades can be difficult, especially upgrades that are mostly aesthetic. If you’ve got one of these five paint problems, it may be time to give your home a fresh coat of paint. Painters can even help you choose a modern color scheme that fits your home. Contact Fullmer Home Finishing to find out more or get a quote today.