If you’ve been considering painting your house’s exterior this summer, spring is the perfect time to book with the professional Surrey painters, Blue Chip Painting. Typically, Surrey painting companies become much busier as the summer season nears, so if you wait until summer to schedule the painting services you need, you may be disappointed to find that every reputable painting company you call is booked solid.
Homeowners who wait until the last minute to find the right painter will either have to postpone, pay a premium, or hire a less experienced/less reputable painter that is available.
Many Homeowners Underestimate the Time Required for Exterior House Painting
One thing that prevents many homeowners from booking summer exterior house painting in time is underestimating the time painters require. While we work efficiently as seasoned painting professionals, the more deterioration found, the more preparation (and possibly more coats) necessary. While some Surrey painting companies may save time by cutting corners, slapping new paint over old with little preparation, Blue Chip Painting prepares surfaces for maximum paint adhesion and a better looking, longer-lasting result.
Blue Chip Painting inspects your house exterior paint with a trained eye. While you may want to paint your house for aesthetic reasons because you can see that the paint is looking a little old, an inspection by a trained painter who knows what to look for, will reveal the complete picture. When re-painting, old paint must be scraped and cleaned regardless of whether there are obvious signs of deterioration. If paint is peeling, crazing, cracked or stained by water, mold or mildew, more preparation may be required. While some deterioration is obvious, an experienced Surrey painter will see those “hidden” problems. For example, roof soffits and fascia may seem fine at a glance, but deterioration or damage is often hidden from view, or can’t be seen from a distance.
For these reasons, and because summer is the busiest season for painters, getting an estimate for summer painting in early to late spring increases the chances that the painter will be able to fit your painting project into their schedule and yours.
How Often Do House Exteriors Require Painting?
How often your house exterior requires painting depends on many factors including the age of paint or stain, whether surfaces are exposed to moisture or bright sunlight, the quality of the paint or stain previously used, and whether the last painters properly prepared the surfaces before painting.
Most surfaces will require repainting every 4 to 7 years.
- Wood siding: every 3 to 7 years depending on how exposed the surfaces are to direct sunlight.
- Vinyl, aluminium siding: every 4 or 5 years.
- Painted concrete or cement: every 5-7 years depending on wear.
- Painted stucco or brick: can last up to 15 years.
- Decks: Every 1 to 2 years if transparent stains were used. Transparent stains show wood grain and look beautiful, but don’t provide as much protection as more opaque stains, which usually require staining every 3 to 5 years.
- Steps and railings: every 3 to 5 years.
A visual inspection done yearly is the best way to determine when it’s time to repaint your house and can also help you catch and fix small problems before they become larger, more costly problems.
Need Painting in Surrey? Book Now!
Early to late spring is the perfect time to book our Surrey painters for exterior house painting. If your house’s exterior requires a complete repainting, we recommend booking a month or two in advance. Contact Blue Chip Painting for a free exterior inspection and house painting quote.