Asheville Painting Co. Frequently Asked Questions
The best advice is to paint before the exterior looks and gets damaged. The majority of the time spent on painting exteriors is in preparing the surface, sanding, patching, etc. If you set a time frame of every 4-6 years, there will be less time spent on this prep work than if you wait for every 8-10 years.
It’s also smart to touch up the problem areas as often as every 1 to 2 years. Maintaining your paint job will keep your home always looking beautiful and at its best, AND it also will reduce the risk of termites, dry-rot, and other expensive problems that come from neglect.
Also, consider the amount of sun your home gets when choosing colors. If your home is mostly in direct sunlight we suggest choosing a lighter more natural color to minimize fading. If your home is mostly in the shade you can choose darker more vibrant colors as they won’t be affected by the UV light and fade as quickly as they would in direct sunlight.
Solid stains can be used on any deck surface new or old. It does not allow the natural wood grain to show, and once a solid is put on a deck it is very difficult and costly to switch to a semi-transparent. Solid stains give a more “painted” look and last longer than semi-transparent stains. Re-staining is recommended every 3-5 years depending on the exposure the deck gets.