If you own or built a house made of stucco or wood, you’ve made the right choice for exterior construction materials! Stucco and wood homes both look amazing, and tend to have a higher value than houses with vinyl siding. The one downside is that stucco and wood exteriors both need to be repainted every so often in order to look their best. But do you know when it’s time to call a residential painting service in Phoenix, AZ to repaint the exterior of your home? If not, continue reading. This helpful guide will explain everything you need to know about having a stucco or wood home repainted.

Stucco

stucco home being painted

  • Chalking paint: The southern and western facing sides of your home take a brutal beating from the sun. As a result, these two faces are usually the sides that need to be repainted first. To see if it’s time to call a painting crew, run your hand against the southern and western facing exterior walls. If you feel or see any chalking paint coming off the walls, it’s time to give us a call. That chalking is a sign that your paint is quite literally turning to dust and your home needs a new coat as soon as possible.
  • Inspect for cracks: Over time, your stucco siding has a tendency to crack for one reason or another. While small cracks may not seem like an issue at the time, any crack larger than the edge of a business card can allow rain water to seep in and wreak havoc on both the interior and exterior of your home. Check for cracks around the windows, at corners and down by your foundation. If you see any, it’s probably time to give a residential painting service in Phoenix, AZ a call. We’ll be out right away to paint over those small cracks to ensure no rain gets into your house anytime soon.

Wood

paint peeling on wood being scraped

  • Peeling paint: If your wood siding hasn’t been painted in a while, the paint can begin to peel off due to sun and element exposure. That doesn’t only look bad—it can also allow rain to penetrate the wood, which may cause rotting later down the road. Check for peeling paint, especially around the trim and under the eaves, and call a painting contractor if you see any peeled paint.
  • The paint is faded: Constant exposure to the sun will eventually fade any color. If your beautifully painted house doesn’t “pop” like it used to, it may be time to give us a call. We can repaint your home and have it looking good as new in no time.

Make sure you’re checking your home often for any of the signs listed above. The sooner you catch a problem with the paint, the sooner you can hire a residential painting service in Phoenix, AZ to get your home looking good as new. Give Joseph’s Coat Painting a call today to learn about all of our residential services, and how we can save you hundreds the next time you need the exterior of your home repainted!