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As a homeowner, keeping up with the maintenance of your house is crucial to ensure it remains in top-notch condition. One aspect of this maintenance often overlooked is the lifespan of your exterior paint. While various factors can affect its durability, understanding how long exterior paint typically lasts and what signs to look out for when it’s time for a new coat can save you time and money in the long run. In this post, we’ll dive into everything you need to know about the lifespan of exterior paint so you can make informed decisions regarding the upkeep of your home.  

How Often Should You Repaint Your House Exterior?

While exterior paint can last anywhere between 5-10 years, factors such as weather and climate can play a major role in determining its lifespan. Cracked, faded, or peeling exterior paint is not only unsightly but it’s also a sign that you should repaint your house exterior. Additionally, dried-out caulking or gaps between siding boards indicate that a fresh coat of exterior paint is likely needed, regardless of how many years it’s been since the last coat of paint.  

How To Extend The Lifespan of Exterior Paint

To extend the lifespan of your exterior paint, Canyon Painters recommends that you use a high-quality, exterior-specific paint on your home. At Canyon Painters we believe in doing the job right the first time, we only quote high-quality exterior paints that will outperform the competition. We also recommend power-washing your house siding at least twice a year (and don’t worry—we also offer power-washing services if you don’t want to deal with it yourself). Bugs, dirt, and other gunk can slowly eat away at the finish, leading to costly repairs later. But it’s not just cleaning that counts—keeping up with your home’s landscaping can also help increase the lifespan of your exterior paint. Be mindful of trees in the area, as sap and branches can cause damage to exterior paint coatings, leading to further expenses and more maintenance headaches. 

When Is The Best Time to Paint a House Exterior?

The weather is a crucial aspect to consider when repainting the exterior of your house. After all, nobody wants a new paint job ruined by rain or humidity! Warm, dry days are the ideal conditions to paint, with the summer months providing the best opportunity. However, any day where humidity is low and there aren’t high-temperature fluctuations between day and night will work perfectly. And don’t worry, we can take care of this planning aspect for you so that you get the best results possible. At Canyon Painters, we look for daytime temperatures above 50° for all exterior painting. Temperatures lower than 50° can cause damage during the curing process, ultimately affecting the longevity and durability of your paint.

What Is The Most Durable Exterior Paint Finish?

When it comes to exterior painting jobs, durability is a top priority. Partnering with industry leader Sherwin-Williams, Canyon Painters offers premium options such as the Duration and Emerald lines. Their advanced formulations ensure exceptional durability, providing long-lasting protection against harsh weather conditions and UV radiation. Their superior durability also means you won’t have to repaint as frequently, saving you time and money in the long run.

We also provide unique upgrade options like the Sherwin-Williams Emerald Rain Refresh line. The Emerald Rain Refresh line features a unique self-cleaning formula, which actively repels dirt, stains, and water—ensuring that your home stays looking fresh and clean for longer periods.  By selecting Canyon Painters, you’re choosing expertise paired with top-tier materials, guaranteeing exceptional results that elevate your home’s exterior aesthetic and longevity.

Contact Canyon Painters for Help Choosing The Most Durable Exterior Paint Finish

If you’re tired of spending money and time painting your exterior only to have the color fade and peel, you need the help of Canyon Painters! Our team of experts knows exactly what type of durable exterior paint finish will keep your home’s color vibrant for years to come. With years of experience providing interior and exterior painting services across the Wasatch Front, you can rest assured that you’re working with a team that knows their stuff. Contact us today for a quote on exterior painting services in Utah.