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Four Tell-Tale Signs You Need to Repaint Your House

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Repainting is one of the best ways to refresh the look of your house. And while it’s unreasonable to have your home repainted constantly, it will benefit you to know when to best repaint your home. This can be rather difficult to figure out, especially if it’s not really something that you pay attention to. To help make things easier for you, we thought it would be useful to put together a brief article on this subject. If you want to learn more about this, read on as we list down four tell-tale signs that indicate that your house needs repainting.

Fading Colours

Let’s start with the most obvious sign that your house needs to be repainted: fading colours. If you find that the paint’s colours are fading, then it may be time to repaint your walls. While this doesn’t really have any negative repercussions, fading paint will make your home look unappealing and dishevelled. 

Peeling and Cracking Paint

There’s no ignoring it – when the paint starts peeling or cracking, it’s time for a new paint job. This usually happens when water vapour collects between the structure and the paint, causing the paint to peel away from the surface. Peeling paint can be a sign of a leak or poor ventilation, so be aware of these issues when you’re fixing the peeling paint. If you see spidery cracks in your exterior paint, you have a similar problem. Cracking can cause paint to chip and flake off the walls and ceilings, leaving old paint flakes on the floor. Unfortunately, peeled or cracked paint won’t get better over time. The only option is to repaint. We suggest not hesitating when it comes to either of these issues, as water damage will continue to affect the underlying surface.

Hardened Caulking

Caulking is the waterproof filler that is designed to expand as time passes. While caulking is pretty resilient, constant exposure to harsh weather conditions can cause it to harden. Once the caulking starts to feel rigid, it would be best to call in the professionals to repaint your home. Hardened caulking is an indication that it’s been awhile since your house was last repainted. 

Mould Growth

Mould and mildew grow in damp or poorly ventilated areas. If you find mould growing on your walls, then it may be time for a change. While painting over these spots will not stop the mould from growing, this is a sign to have your walls treated. After they are treated, it would be best to repaint your walls as well.



We hope this article proves to be useful when it comes to helping you determine when your house needs repainting. As you can see, it can be quite easy to figure out when your house needs to be repainted as long as you know what to look for. Be sure to keep everything you’ve learned here in mind so that you can make the most informed decisions that will help keep your home in good condition.

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