Signs Your House Needs a Fresh Coat of Paint

13535991_SWhether you plan on selling your property or you’re just in the mood for a new color, there are several reasons why giving your home a fresh coat of paint is a good idea. However, often people will neglect the paint in their home and wait much longer than they should before hiring a professional painter. What are some of the signs that your home may be past due for a paint job? We’re here to tell you!


One of the first signs that something may be wrong is that the paint on your walls is chalking. This means that the paint is degrading, which can happen to certain types of paint over long periods of time. If you touch your walls and a chalk like residue sticks to your fingers, the paint is most likely breaking down.

If left alone, paint that is chalking eventually begins to peel or change in other ways. This is usually most noticeable on exterior walls because the paint is exposed to weather and sunlight. Instead of peeling, you may also notice that your paint is changing colors. For example, paint that was once bright white may now look grey. Not only does this look unappealing, but it can actually bring down the perceived value of your home.


Finally, old paint may begin to harbor mildew and could even lead to rotting wood. If you have peeling paint that isn’t repainted in a timely fashion, the exposed wood is likely to rot. This can lead to costly repairs, so don’t neglect peeling paint for very long.

If you need help repainting your home, don’t wait. Call Richard Stewart Painting at 1.818.951.1181 today!

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