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Maintaining Your New Exterior Paint Job

Painting the exterior of your home can be a significant investment of your time and money. A new exterior paint job provides not only visual appeal, but it helps protect your house from the elements. That said, even after the job is complete, maintaining your home’s exterior is still an ongoing effort. To get the most out of your recent investment and extend the longevity of your new paint, so follow the tips below to maintain your new paint job.

Look Out for Dirt and Chalk

Dirt that has been picked up by the wind can accumulate alongside your home and become an unlikely source of food for mildew. As it weathers, the chalky pigment from the paint can be released, resulting in the fading of the colors and unsightly patches of worn down paint. Fortunately, both dirt and chalk can be removed between paint jobs by utilizing these quick tips:

  1. Use a mild detergent and a scrub brush followed by thoroughly rinsing the exterior. Avoid harsh, alkaline cleaners as they can reduce the gloss of alkyd paints and some latex paints
  2. Power washing is a fast and effective way to put a shine on your house at a fraction of the cost of repainting. If power washing, use care not to lift paint or to damage the substrate. Keep in mind that power washing is an aggressive cleaning method and should not be used frequently.

Check for Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are living organisms that have the potential to grow and spread.  These substances can collect on the parts of the home that hardly get any sunlight, particularly in damp weather.  As soon as you notice it, you should take measures to remove the mildew on the exterior of your home.  Because mold can cause health issues, it's important to have a professional take a look at it. For mold remediation services, call AAA Painting and Renovation.

Watch for Cracking and Peeling

Cracking and peeling of paint can happen at any time and are usually caused by over-thinned paint and aging. It is essential that you check your exterior paint to catch failures early and minimize the price of having to get it repainted. Check the paint closely for cracking and peeling, and repair small cracks immediately.

  1. Check for cracks around doors, windows and trim; fill with good quality caulking compounds.
  2. Peeling often starts on caps, window sills and surfaces painted in darker colors; scrape and sand off the loose material, spot prime then touch up.

Although we’ve provided useful a few useful tips, they should be used when there is minimal damage. If you discover these problems in abundance, it would be best to consult a paint professional to determine the most effective ways to attack them.  It will be worth it in the long run. For the best in exterior and interior painting, you can count on AAA Painting and Renovation to get the job right the first time.

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richard dellaripa
13:41 19 Dec 18
I’ve been using AAA PAINTING for 15+ years. In that time, they have done big jobs( installed new bathroom), they have done small jobs(drywall repairs), done all my exterior and interior painting,etc.They also have done exterior painting, etc on my second house as well.Every job was completed in a timely and professional manner. AAA PAINTING is a quality-first company...HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for any housing project.Richard Dellariparead more
Deb Speed
12:51 19 Dec 18
We used AAA Painting many years ago (10) for a large job which involved complete exterior painting/repair work and nearly complete interior painting on our home. Their work was outstanding. So this year, we remembered that and hired them to do the same for our second home, with the same result. AAA is an outstanding company. They have a staff of highly skilled, friendly professionals, and treat their clients with respect and understanding. There is always someone present who is fluent in English. Dave LeDonne, our project manager, worked closely with us to ensure that our needs were met, any concern was addressed promptly, and that we were happy customers every step of the way. He, and his staff, paid close attention to detail and was always respectful of our requests. I recommend using AAA without reservation.read more
Lora Malone
02:25 07 Nov 18
Guys we're great. Did good job and re-did anything I questioned. Have all different kinds of craftsmen so can do a variety of jobs no matter what needs to be done, inside or out.read more

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