House in Hobart

Is your home looking a little worse for wear?

When you own a home in Hobart, you want it to look great. Homeownership is a huge responsibility, whether you’re looking to sell or just looking to live in a clean and welcoming environment, there’s always something you can do to keep your home looking fresh.

When it comes to your property, one of the most important aspects is the paint that you have on your walls. You may need to repaint from time to time and you want to make sure that it is completed correctly.

In order to know when is the right time to repaint your home, you will want to look for certain signs.

Here are warning 5 signs that is time to repaint.

1.  Color Change

When you look around your home and notice that the colors are fading and not as vibrant as you would like them to be, it’s a good time to reconsider the atmosphere that you want to create in your home.

You want to make sure that you have a color scheme in mind when you want to change it. This will allow you to redecorate your home and create the mood and atmosphere that you want.

2.  Peeling Paint

If you notice that the paint on your walls is peeling and cracking, it’s time to repaint.  This problem will just continue to get worse as time goes on so you should decide to paint as soon as possible.

Residential house designer Rick Buick explains that if you notice that there are pieces of paint on the ground or floor, this means it’s time to have the painting completed. He says “it’s easy to think a few flaking bits of paint won’t do any harm, but not painting over these cracks can lead to problems with water damage, not to mention these cracks and flaking walls will continue to increase.” 

3.  Caulking

Caulking is a waterproof filler.

Vinyl flooring expert Tony Cagorski says that if you notice that it is hardened to your touch, you may want to consider an expert’s opinion. He explains “it’s recommended that you redo your outdoor painting between 3 to 7 years depending on the look of the home.” 

Waiting too long to repaint may make the job more difficult to perform. This will lead to extensive labor costs so it’s best to keep an eye on the repainting of your home and do so in the recommended time.

4.  Mildew

When you do not have proper ventilation, you will notice mildew.  As mildew increases, it can cause a lot of problems with the paint inside your home.  You do not paint over mildew because it will not correct.  It has to be removed before a new coat of paint is placed.

5.  Mould

Mould can appear around windows and ceilings especially. It will not only look bad but it can cause health problems too.

Cladding expert Daniel Cerminara says that mould can cause respiratory diseases and other ailments in people of all ages. He explains “the mould needs to be removed and treated before the painting but is important that the problem is taken care of in a quick manner. The health of your home can directly your own health, so it pays to be proactive.” 

Ready To Call In An Expert?

There are many times when you may be able to paint your home yourself. It’s also quite common to hire an expert.

If you do decide to hire an expert, you want to make sure that are professionals are adept at their jobs. Many people find great painters from asking friends and coworkers who they have used. Be sure that you compare the prices of various companies so that you are getting excellent at a reasonable cost. Take advantage of any promotions too so that you will be able to get the best value.

Your home will look better when you keep up with the painting that is necessary. Make sure that you look for these signs that are listed above so that you are repainting at the proper times.

This will ensure that your home will always look the best that it can at all times.

Are you ready to transform your Hobart home? Chat to the team from Performance Painting to find out how easy and affordable that can be!

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Written by: Julian Black