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  • Writer's picturePriya Herrera

How to Keep Your Exterior Home Paint Looking Brand New

Updated: Oct 10, 2023

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Exterior home in Orlando Florida that has a fresh coat of Paint

Your home's exterior paint is the first thing people see when they visit, so it's important to keep it looking its best. Here are a few tips:

  • Clean your home regularly. This will remove dirt, mold, mildew, debris, and dust that can build up over time and damage your paint. You can use a pressure washer on a low setting, but be careful not to use too much pressure, as this can damage the paint.

  • Avoid abrasive cleaners. Harsh chemicals can also damage your paint. Use a gentle detergent instead.

  • Trim trees and shrubs. Keep plants and yard decor away from your home to prevent scratches and scrapes.

  • Repair damage promptly. If you notice any peeling, blistering, or cracking paint, have it repaired immediately to prevent further damage.

In addition to these simple tips, you can also help keep your exterior paint looking new by:

  • Choosing the right paint for your climate. Some paints are better suited for certain climates than others. When choosing a paint for your exterior home, be sure to select one that is specifically designed for your climate.

  • Preparing the surface properly. Before you start painting, it's important to prepare the surface properly. This includes cleaning the surface thoroughly and sanding any rough areas. You may also need to apply a primer, depending on the condition of the surface.

  • Applying the paint correctly. When applying the paint, be sure to follow the manufacturer's instructions. Apply the paint in thin, even coats. Allow each coat to dry completely before applying the next coat.

Additional tips:

  • Consider using a paint sealant. A paint sealant can help to protect your paint from fading and peeling.

  • Inspect your paint regularly. It's a good idea to inspect your paint regularly for any signs of damage. This will help you to identify and repair any problems early on.

  • Have your paint professionally repaired or repainted as needed. If you're not comfortable repairing or repainting your paint yourself, you can hire a professional painting contractor. You are always wecomed to contact us at for a free estimate.

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