Exterior painting is often something homeowners overlook. Throughout the winter months the priority is getting in to the house as quickly as possible, often in the summer months our attention turns to outside activities. Rarely do we look up at the exterior paint work of the house.
Exterior painting is essential maintenance
If you’re a home owner painting the exterior of the house is more than just a cosmetic improvement. No matter if you live in Wigan, Southport or Warrington your home is under attack all year round from the elements. If you have wooden windows, soffits and facias they can easily begin to rot without regular maintenance, rendering on walls again needs protection from elements keeping more moisture out and avoiding the risk of cracking through frost.
Wooden doors, gates and fences of course need treating, out buildings such as sheds and summer houses also need to be maintained irrespective of the claims manufactures make keeping on top of maintenance means you get much better value for your money.
Spring and Summer the perfect time of exterior painting.
As spring and summer tend to be drier and of course warmer than the Autumn and Winter it follows that Spring and Summer is a great time to get on top of those exterior painting jobs. No matter if you are proficient at DIY or if you contract in an exterior decorator, this it the time of year to lavish some attention on exterior maintenance.
Parkinson Decorators of Wigan have been providing exterior painting services for many years. Our highly trained and expericed decorators provide a complete service, from assessment, preparation, repair work were needed and of course the application of the right paints or protection for your home. We use some of the very best materials available that provide truly great wear and protection.
How often should exterior surfaces be painted?
This is the a point always up for debate, the answer is quite simply, it really all depends on a number of factors. The factors are of course the proficiency of the painters who painted the house. If they have taken good care in preparation and used good quality materials, then woodwork etc should last around 3-6 depending on how much sun, wind and rain the area is exposed to.
Often on house we see painted surfaces wearing at different rates depending on the exposure to sun light and the weather.
Poor DIY jobs that have had little preparation and used poor materials could only last for 12 months.
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No matter where you are in the North West Parkinson Decorators are here to help. We provide experienced and comprehensive service from start to finish at prices that are great value of money. From exterior painting and maintenance right through to colour consultancy service we’re here to help.