Wondering How Often You Need to Repaint The Exterior Of Your Home?

Determining how often you’ll need to repaint the exterior of your home depends on a number of factors. In general, most paint experts advise that you’ll most likely have to paint your home’s exterior every 5 to 10 years. This doesn’t need to be the reality. Armstrong Painting offers warranties and a superior application that can protect your home and constrain the need to repaint for years longer than the industry norm.

Basic Factors Affecting Exterior Paint Longevity

The three basic factors determining how often you need to repaint your home are climatic conditions, the surface material of your exterior walls and the combination of paint and application process. Of course, the quality of your last paint job is also significant since a poor preparation and low-quality paint products mean it may only last a couple of years before a repaint is required. Unfortunately, adding new paint on a previously failed paint can cause the new layers to fall off.  

Your Home’s Exterior Surface

The exterior surface of your house is naturally an important factor as to how often you need to repaint.


The most vulnerable building material is, of course, wood siding. Wood is more sensitive to heat, moisture and sunlight. High-quality stains can do wonders for a wood exterior yet, this too, needs to be applied properly and with a compliment applicator.

The San Francisco Bay area has a large number of historic homes with elaborate exterior woodwork which Armstrong Painting has been working hard to protect for over 50 years. Our experienced local painting experts along with our meticulous preparation, unsurpassed attention to detail and our Armstrong WeatherGuard System offer these homes the ultimate in protection. We will warranty your exterior paint job up to 10 years which is significantly longer than the common 2 years often advertised by other painting contractors.


In the San Francisco Bay area, we have many homes with stucco exteriors which readily absorb moisture. As the moisture is absorbed into the stucco and gets trapped beneath the sealing layer of paint, it can result in blistering and peeling paint. Too often stucco requires the need to be repainted, even after a seemingly excellent paint application.

Using proper materials that allow the paint to breathe, or as we call it, paint that is permeable can help extend the life of the paint your stucco exterior. Armstrong offers one of the best stucco warranties every heard of in the painting industry. We’ll provide you with up to 15 years of coverage. Now that’s something!

The Quality of Your Paint Job

When we refer to the quality of your paint job, we take into account a number of factors which most people might not consider.


At Armstrong Painting, we truly believe that the key to excellence in painting is preparation, preparation and more preparation. This is because if the surfaces are not prepared correctly, you will not have the desired results and/or in a short period of time the new paint may begin to peel or crack. Most people will agree with us on this point, however, it’s an area where most people tend to overlook a little since sometimes it can take a considerable amount of time and effort to prepare a home’s exterior.

Paint Quality

Most do-it-yourselfers also don’t really consider the quality of the paint itself and tend to buy the more economical products which do not provide them with the protection or longevity they may be expecting. Using 100% acrylic paint products, like the Titanium-Acrylic paints used by Armstrong, can be much more economical in the long run because they are the most durable and resistant to fading, therefore providing you with a longer time span before you need to repaint.

Local Weather Conditions

Unlike paint job quality, which can be controlled, you can’t do much about the location of your home and the surrounding environmental conditions. That’s why Armstrong’s 50+ years of proven performance has allowed us to understand the microclimates in and around the Bay Area. Each job’s material and application method are methodically designed to ensure your home will stand up against the challenges of our climate.


As with anything, regular maintenance is also vital. Maintaining your home’s exterior can help you get the most out of your paint job. It’s wise to inspect the exterior for issues such as dampness, rot, chalkiness, mold or any type of infestation. By dealing with these issues promptly, you can prevent moisture from penetrating the surface area below your paint.

Hire Experienced Professionals

If you feel that it’s time to repaint the exterior of your home and transform it from something ordinary to extraordinary without spending a lot of money on remodeling, contact San Francisco Bay area’s most experienced painting contractor. For over 50 years, Armstrong has performed coating and painting services for more than 30,000 homes.

Our experience and unwavering commitment to quality work have earned us a reputation for quality coating and painting. Our meticulous preparation, our unsurpassed attention to detail and our Armstrong WeatherGuard System offer your home the ultimate in protection – along with one of the most comprehensive warranties available.

Put our 50 years of knowledge and experience to work for you! Call us or contact us online to request your Free Estimate.

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