The Village Paint Palettes
Bring Design to Life
No one wants to take on a big financial and disruptive project like painting the exterior of your home. Unfortunately, letting an exterior paint job go an extra couple of years can cause damage to your house. Paint is the first line of defense for your house against the elements.
Below are 6 signs it’s time to repaint your house exterior.
Wear and Tear
If the paint has started to show signs of wear and tear, it’s time to consider a paint job. Physical signs of wear include cracking, peeling and bubbling. Any of these show that the paint is no longer adhering to the house. Moisture is being allowed to penetrate the paint film and cause issues beneath.
Faded paint can make your house look sad and tired. If the house is faded more on particular areas, the sun is leaching the pigments from your paint. It’s probably a good idea to paint. Even though there is no physical damage happening, your house can still be a sort of an eyesore.
A fresh exterior paint job can increase your curb appeal and potentially bring you some bucks at the closing table. Before you list your home, it’s a good idea to at least get a consult from a professional. They will be able to tell you if the cost of an exterior painting outweighs the cost associated with it.
If you are seeing areas around your home where it looks like the house is pulling away from door and window frames, it’s probably time. Most likely you will need your home caulked to fill in the gaps. Any place where you can see gaps should be addressed.
Caulk is used to seal areas between the walls and windows or doors. It’s used to keep your home sealed tight. Over time, it gets brittle, loses elasticity and can crack and fall away. Any area where there was caulk and now is not should be corrected. There is paintable caulk for cracks that will show immediately if repaired. You will have to paint over them to mask the repair.
So how often does your house need to be painted?
Exteriors should be painted every 5 to 10 years, depending on the quality of paint and craftsmanship it was painted with last time.
Please refer to your Village HOA Governing Documents Pages 2151 through 2156 for explicit details. You may email the Garrison contact shown on the Contact page for more information. This required policy should ensure that the community maintains certain standards and an overall desirable appearance.
Please note: The Tuscan Ridge ACC/ARC Committees have the actual paint books to view and residents can also visit the closest Sherwin William store located at 1300 Sunrise Plaza Drive, Clermont, Florida 34714
You can also search for your colors online.
Disclaimer: The paint colors on the screen may appear different than the real paint color. It may be advisable to visit the store and obtain a small sample before embarking on major projects.