Not every property you see is painted; exposed bricks and mortar is still a very popular choice, but many homes in the UK are rendered or have a surface that is painted. Some houses have half or even a small part of the property rendered and painted. Either way, it’s a good idea to keep up with the maintenance of painted walls.
Commercial decorators suffolk highly recommended having exterior walls repainted every 5-7 years for a range of practical and personal reasons, from protecting your house and extending the life of the walls, to simply make it look more aesthetically pleasing.
Here are five benefits of painting the exterior of your property.
Protect it from the elements
It’s important to keep exterior walls in a good condition to protect them from the elements. Each year, your home gets battered by rain, wind, sleet and snow, and baked by the sun during those (rare!) UK summers. Exterior paint is not only designed to look nice, but to create a protective layer too. Over a period of years, this will get worn away and will need to be repainted. It’s recommended to have your property painted at least every five to seven years.
Give your walls and windows a longer life
Regularly painting the exterior walls will also ensure that they stay in better condition and have a longer life. With wooden window frames and doors however, you’ll need to consider get those painted more regularly. Window frames that haven’t been treated properly can start to rot down because of the wind and rain, so it’s better to get them painted every few years to extend their life.
Increase the value of your house
Not only does painting the property make it protected, but it can also increase the value of your home. If your house looks great to walk up to, is clean and doesn’t show signs of degrading, then it’s going to appeal to potential buyers. A well-presented house will show potential buyers that the property has been well-cared for and is in a good condition.
Give the property a new style
When it comes to paint, the world is your oyster! Most homeowners like to keep their exterior walls light and fresh, although in some areas around the coast for example, houses are often bright yellow, deep blues and pastel shades. By introducing a new paint colour, or painting window frames in a contrasting colour, you will give a brand-new look to the property.
A fresh, clean look to the property
The exterior of a house is the first thing people see but we often forget about it – we don’t stand back and look, we’re just busy rushing about and locking the door without a second look. New paint will help to cover up water marks, discolouration and any stains from items like hanging baskets.