You just finished getting your home painted. Congratulations! Now, you want your home to always look this shiny and beautiful. Renu Painting offers superb exterior home painting throughout the Amarillo area. Below, we'll offer some great care tips for your home's exterior paint to keep it looking as good as new. Call for a free estimate today!
Care Tips for Your Home's Exterior Paint
Wash Your Home Regularly
When you wash your home's exterior, you'll be washing away all of the bad guys that can harm your paint and shorten its lifespan, including pollen, dirt, pollutants, contaminants, mold, and bird droppings. A pressure washer will do the trick nicely here.
Touch-Up Paint When Needed
The paint on your home's exterior will chip, face, and maybe even flake off over time. This is just normal wear and tear from being exposed to the elements. One of the best ways to extend your home's paint job is to touch-up these areas where paint has been lost on a regular basis.
Check the Flow of Water From Your Home's Gutters
Water is one of the most damaging elements to your home's paint. If your home's gutters and downspouts are not doing their job, your paint could be getting wet quite frequently, shortening its lifespan. Check to make sure your gutters aren't leaking or siphoning water onto your home's paint.
Check Your Sprinklers & Landscaping
Wet paint encourages the growth of fungi, such as mold and mildew, that are not only unsightly on your home's exterior, but will also shorten your paint's lifespan and can damage your health. If your sprinkler system is hitting your home, redirect the water spray. Trimming up the shrubbery and vegetation around your home's exterior will help with moisture evaporation, too.