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Oct 29

HOW OFTEN SHOULD I PAINT the exterior of my home?

How do you determine when it's time to repaint your house's exterior? There are some obvious indicators to watch out for, like cracks and flaking paint. However, there are also lesser-known issues that may be present. Because house painting in San Diego can be a tough task, hiring skilled painters is a smart choice.

How Often Do You Need to Paint?

Because each home is unique, there is no standard timetable. There are some general rules you can use, but many variables will significantly alter the timeframe. According to most experts, you should paint your house every 5 to 10 years, based on the area you live in and the weather and environment as well as the previous painting.

Be aware that every surface will differ in a small way. Check out the following example.

  • Wood siding needs to be replaced about every 3-7 years, or every 4 if stained.

  • Aluminum siding can last approximately 5 years.

  • Stucco can last between 5 and 6 years on average.

  • Newer materials require less frequent repainting. For instance, cement fiberboard siding may be used for up to 10 years without the need for repainting.

  • Brick - If not painted, it will need to be cleaned up once in a while. If it's painted, it can last at least 15 years.

What affects the longevity of EXTERIOR PAINT JOB?

Numerous factors impact how long the paint lasts. Three aspects that could affect the longevity of your paint are how the house was initially painted as well as how it was kept up over time, and whether or the paint was exposed to extreme weather conditions. Let's take a look at how each of these factors affects the frequency at which you paint your home.


You may not know the last time your house was painted if you've just purchased it. It's an excellent idea to determine this because knowing everything there is to know about the paint job will make a huge difference.


The weather on the day you did your last painting job, as well as the location you live in, could have a significant influence on how long your painting job will last. Direct sunlight can cause paint to dry out and fade faster in hot weather and there aren't trees around. Also, if you live in an area that has harsh winters, intense storms, or high humidity your paint job is likely to fade more rapidly.


It's all about proactive maintenance and identifying issues before they become severe. Be sure to check your home regularly for signs of wear and tear. It is important to look for signs of moisture, rot, and chalkiness as well as insect or rodent-related infestations. If you observe any of these issues, take the time to take care of them to extend the life of your paint job. Furthermore, general care will ensure that your paint remains in good order as time passes. It is important to clean dirt and moss from the surface of your house regularly to avoid it damaging the paint.

HOW TO PREPARE A HOME for a long-lasting painting job

There are some steps you can take to ensure the exterior paint job will last. It all begins with the first time you touch the brush.

There will be a need to take care of the problem of decaying timber cracks, mold holes in stucco, and other problems. Repair cracks and caulk seams. After that, fill any holes or pits using putty. If you've got a lot of bubbling paint or peeling, it's a good idea to power wash or sandblast the surface for an even finish.

It is crucial to be aware of weather forecasts. It's best to paint on warm and dry days with temperatures of 50-90 degrees as the ideal.

Stubbins Painting San Diego
10635 Calle Mar De Mariposa, San Diego, CA 92130, United States