Some professional painting companies will tell you that you will need to repaint the exterior of your property every 4 or 5 years to maintain it and keep it looking good; others will say up to 10, 12 or even 15 years before the work needs to be done. Painting your property can cost a lot of money, so just how accurate are those estimates? The truth is they may all be true! While many properties may not need to be repainted more than once a decade, you're (probably) not being given bad advice if yours seems to need it in half that time.
How often you need to repaint the exterior of your property depends on a few variables; where you live, the climate, the type of materials used to build your house and the quality of the materials you use for painting the exterior of the property. Where you live will affect the painting specification for your property. Coastal homes, for instance, endure rain, high winds, salty sea air and sand. Exposure to those elements means you'll need to maintain your property more often than usual. But homes inland for instance don't have to contend with such harsh weather and will probably need repainting about every five to eight years.
We recommend you thoroughly prepare all surfaces before painting your exterior and use quality trade paints, otherwise you will have to repaint every couple of years. We also recommend all exteriors are looked over annually for any rotten surfaces, water ingress or paintwork that's breaking down, flaking or blistering.
If you are looking for quality exterior painters in Central Scotland contact David Borthwick & Son Ltd via our website borthwickdecorators.co.uk