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Cracked and peeling paint can become a real eyesore, leaving the outside of your home with noticeable blemishes which can make it look worn down. If you have peeling paint on the outside of your home it should be dealt with it right away, as it’s a problem which is only going to get worse with time. Once paint starts peeling it becomes a much faster process and can lead to other issues.

It is recommended that you have a professional to take care of prepping paint, especially for homes older than 1978, when lead paint was discontinued. paintscrape

First, you have to get rid of the problem areas. Chip the peeling paint away lightly, and test  as you go to see if the paint is ready to begin peeling in other places. If it seems like a problem might come up, better now than later, so chip that peeling paint away and rid the wall of its flaws.

The second step is to sand around the areas where you have chipped away the paint, to leave a smooth surface which will take well to being painted, without beginning to peel again. Try to make it smooth enough that you won’t see a line under your new coat of exterior home paint.

The final step is simply to repaint the wall. You may spot treat the affected areas, or prime and repaint the entire wall, which I think paintbrushoutisdeis the better option. It may be more effort now, but will save you having to deal with peeling paint again later. Make sure the wall is clean and dry before you start.

This is one thing you should definitely not be frugal about. Use the highest quality exterior home paint you can afford, because inexpensive paint is very likely to crack and peel again, forcing you to start all over and costing you more money in the long run.

Rather than trying to take care of the project yourself, we are happy to help and offer a free quote and recommendations in regards to painting your home and any exterior home projects you have. Click here for the home page, where you can contact us for a free quote!

Author: Emilio Bonilla

Painting your house is a great way to give it a bit more character.  If you have been thinking about changing the color and style of your house, you might be wondering how expensive it is.  So, how much does it cost to paint your house?paintbrush-pallet_94495

While the amount can vary, you can expect the cost to paint you home to fall somewhere between these values:

Table of Estiamted Painting Costs, in USD

Basic Painting

Normal painting

Fancy, complex painting

Small
Home

$2,000 – $4,000$3,000 – $6,000$5,000 – $12,000+*

Medium
Home

$3,000 – $7,000$5,000 – $10,000$9,000 – $18,000+*

Large
Home

$6,000 – $12,000$5,000 – $18,000$16,000 -$30,000+*

Huge home

$10,000 – $30,000$15,000 – $45,000$25,000 – $70-000+*

What’s in cost of house painting?

For a seemingly simple task, there is a lot that goes into the cost of painting.  A few things that go into the price of a painting job:

  • Type of product being used (latex paint, semi-transparent, solid stain etc.)
  • How tall the house is
  • Whether the house is mostly flat or has complex, curving or narrow spaces
  • The material you are painting on (wood, metal, masonry)
  • How easy it is to access all the surfaces of your home
  • How much prep work is involved
  • whether there are taxes, regulations, small business expenses, etc that boost the cost of owning a painting business

Is painting cheaper than siding?

Siding is usually more expensive than painting your home.  While painting can be done for only a few thousand, you shouldn’t expect to get any siding for less than $9,000.00.  Large homes can easily cost tens of thousands to side with paneling.

As an example, let’s take a medium-sized home with a little prep work.  Siding would cost $16,000-$24,000.  Painting a comparable house would cost $5,000-$10,000.  Of course, the price does depend on the complexity of the job.  If there is lots of damage to the structure of the home that needs to be prepared for painting, that drives the cost up. In that case it might be a little cheaper to just side the house.  But rotten wood is one of the few times that siding might be considered cheaper than painting a home.

 

 paintbrush-pallet_94495 exterior of your home in Rhode Island there are several factors you should consider.  Whether    you plan on attempting the paint job yourself or hiring a Rhode Island painting contractor the    three factors described below will be helpful.

  Factor #1:  Strict Rhode Island Lead Removal Laws:  Rhode Island is one of the strictest   states in the U.S. regarding the removal of lead paint.  The government assumes any home build      before 1978 contains lead paint. If a homeowner or painting contractor does not abide by the federal, state, and local regulations they can be subject to serious fines.  Contact your local health department before starting a project to get information on the approved methods of paint removal such as wet sanding, low-heat removal, and HEPA vaccuum power sanding.

Factor #2:  Environmental moisture issues:  Many of Rhode Island homes are within a few miles of the coast.  Moisture laden, salty air can cause wood to deteriorate prematurely and can cause paint to have difficulty adhering properly. Consider purchasing a moisture meter and check several areas of the wood substrate for high levels of moisture. This will help prevent you from a frustrating cycle of peeling due to moisture.

Factor #3: Persistent peeling problems:  Many homeowners and even dishonest or unprofessional house painters think they can solve ongoing moisture problems.  The truth is recurring problems with peeling, blistering, or flaking paint are rarely due to bad paint, lack of primer, or bad prep work (although those can be factors).  A vast majority of peeling problems are due to an interior or exterior moisture problem.  It can often be difficult to determine the source of the problem, but in many cases it’s best to replace some or all of the effected areas.

If you are a looking for a professional and honest house painter in Rhode Island contact United Home Experts to help you with your paint job.