How Long Should Paint Last on the Outside of Your Home?

Your exterior painting serves as the façade of your house. The outside of your home serves as first impressions for anyone coming to visit you at home.

Your exterior painting serves as the façade of your house. The outside of your home serves as first impressions for anyone coming to visit you at home. One of the best ways to improve your home’s exterior appeal and increase its value is by applying a fresh coat of paint. Painting can make every look clean, presentable, and new.  

Exterior painting can be both time-consuming and quite expensive. This is why it is important to make sure that you get the best exterior painting service that will guarantee to extend the life of home’s exterior.

Considering several factors that might affect the lifespan of your house, how long does exterior paint last?

According to Experts

The lifespan of exterior paint can last up to 5 to 10 years according to experts. However, there are several factors that you need to keep in mind. The lifespan is directly affected by the quality of the paints and services, the regional climate, the temperature change, and the condition of the home’s structure. If your house is exposed to too much sunlight, it can accelerate paint deterioration. Exterior paint often shows signs of deterioration such as fading, cracking, and peeling. The amount of prep work done during the painting process will determine how long the paint could hold up.

Things to Remember For A Lasting Exterior Finish

Most of the natural elements can damage your exterior painting. From the heavy rainfalls to the tormenting heat of the sun, the outer shell of your home serves as the catch basin of these elements. It is only reasonable that it is also susceptible to wear and tear.

One of the biggest reasons the exterior painting fails is the improper installation of waterproofing solutions. It is crucial to check the walls for dampness and repair possible leakages before you start applying a fresh coat of paint. If your wall shows signs of leakage or wetness, it is best to consult professional plumbing services to avoid further damage to your exterior and interior wall painting.

It is also important to choose the best quality of paints that can withstand the harsh environmental elements that your home’s exterior faces every day. You need to choose quality paints that can survive severe snowstorms or extreme summer heat.

Choosing light-coloured paints can also help extend the lifespan of your exterior wall painting. Opting for washable paints can help maintain the cleanliness of your walls to avoid dirt and mould build-up. Mould and dirt can significantly contribute to your exterior painting deterioration.

To achieve a long-lasting exterior painting lifespan, it is best to choose the best paint quality available in the market coupled with the best professional painting contractor. Although do-it-yourself can get the job done, it might not get the job done right. It is best to have professional painters handle your exterior painting job to guarantee a lasting and durable result.

Earl’s Paintworks, Inc. offers excellent and cost-effective painting services to our clients in Calgary. We guarantee to deliver only the best and most precise exterior painting service that your home deserves. 

Pamela Vigneault
Pamela Vigneault
We hired Earl and his crew to paint the baseboards & walls of our basement. He is very good at answering emails and texts. Also is punctual when meeting for quotes and doing the work. I specifically wanted our baseboards lacquered and NOT brush or roller painted. It cost more, but the results speak for themselves. The basement was left clean and the furniture well covered. Great work from this company. Would recommend
Lorraine Townsend
Lorraine Townsend
Recently Earl painted the exterior of our house. The structure was very challenging and needed an enormous amount of prep work. Earl and his crew showed up every day on time and went full tilt for 4 days to get all the prep and painting done. The paint was all brushed and rolled.They were very professional and it was obvious that they take pride in their work.I did have trouble deciding on the colours and after a couple of stressful months, I followed up with a colour consultant that Earl recommended. It was money well spent and we are very pleased with how it turned out.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl and his crew.
Earl and his team helped me dramatically improve the interior of a recently purchased 1960 Bungalow. They prepped and painted the main level completely (ceiling, walls, windows, door jams, etc.) and did some painting in basement as well. Easy to work with from the start to finish. Great job, on time, and at a reasonable price. I highly recommend Earl’s Paintworks. I will most likely be using their services again soon!
Jenn Balderston
Jenn Balderston
Earl is the best in the business! We hired Earl to paint the exterior of our 106 year-old heritage home that was in disrepair. Our house is a craftsman bungalow that required highly detailed workmanship. Because of the uniqueness of the house, and its heritage value, we were nervous to hire the job out to just anyone. We met with a number of companies and Earl's Paintworks stood tall above the rest. We loved that Earl was an owner/operator and knew after talking to him that he'd take great care with our beloved home. We weren't wrong! Earl and Jeremy were meticulous - sanding every nook and cranny to ensure a perfect finish that would stand the test of time. We wanted a tri-colour scheme to show off the home's craftsmanship, which required a lot of taping, cutting, and intricate work. Our neighbours would stop by to compliment Earl and Jeremy - blown away by the precision and quality of their work. Both my fiancé and I were sad to see them leave. Earl and Jeremy had become fast friends, always making time to stop and visit with us (despite putting in long days of hard labour). Couldn't recommend them enough! If you are looking for a painter, do yourself a favour, and stop here.
Julie Sontag
Julie Sontag
We recently hired Earl's Paintworks to repaint the entire interior of a newly-purchased home and could not be more pleased with the quality of the work and exceptional service provided from start to finish. We were on a very tight timeline & Earl (the owner) and Jeremy showed up ready to work 30 minutes after we took possession of the house. They put in long hours to finish the job in only 8.5 days, despite the fact that it was a massive project (3 storey house with over 30 windows/doors to paint around and some 20ft ceilings). The care they took to cover our hardwood floors, carpeting and cabinetry was remarkable - not a drop of paint left anywhere it didn't belong.Earl was truly a pleasure to work with, responded to our questions in a timely & friendly fashion, and provided knowledgeable (and realistic) advice on different finishes and colour options. He even went above and beyond to point out some small repairs that needed to be addressed around the house which was helpful to us as new owners. We had 4 different companies quote on the job and chose Earl's Paintworks based on a gut feeling that Earl was the right choice. Very happy with our decision - so much so that we're hoping to have them back this summer to do the exterior of our house as well.We would recommend Earl's Paintworks to anyone without hesitation. If you're looking for a hardworking, locally-owned company to do an efficient, professional, super high quality job, this is it!
Ken Cheung
Ken Cheung
We wanted the interior and doors repainted in our home in preparation for selling. We obtained a couple of quotes from painters. We ended up choosing Earl due to our positive interactions with him.This is a small but very professional company. It was good to work with a smaller company where the person painting your home is the actual owner and therefore, someone who took full responsibility for the work. Earl was very helpful with colour suggestions. He was easy to communicate with via both emails, phone calls and text. Earl was a perfectionist. He finished our 2 level 2000 sq ft home in about 6 full days. He came a few weeks later to do the exterior doors (garage and entry) when the weather was warmer.I would not hesitate to recommend Earl's Paintworks.