Wouldn’t it be nice to have to do one job in your home and then not have to do it ever again? Unfortunately, while paint can last for many years, it does not last forever and it does start to fade. The good thing is that you can help prevent the fading from happening too quickly. Bill Engler Painting delves further into this below.
What Causes Paint to Fade?
Paint will fade because of the UV rays from the sun that hit it. Any man-made object, such as paint or any other object that has any color pigment in it can fade because of the UV light. The UV rays take the color out of the chemical bond that the paint has, causing it to fade over time.
How Do You Keep Paint from Fading in the Sun?
To help prevent your paint from fading there are a few things you want to look into before you paint your home. The color and the type of paint are both very important when it comes to preventing it from fading. If you are painting the interior or exterior of your home the color is very important. Lighter colors fade less and a reflective layer on the exterior can help the paint last longer. You want to make sure that you do not go with the cheap or organic type of paint. A chemical and more expensive paint will give you better quality and help it last longer.
Does Paint Color Fade Over Time?
If you are taking measures to make sure that you get good paint and the right color of paint to help your paint not fade. The question that comes into play is how long does it take before you need to repaint? Your interior paint should be repainted every 5 to 10 years while the exterior is 5 to 7 years. The exterior does not last as long as the interior mainly because it is getting hit with the sun daily.
How to Preserve Paint Color
Your house paint is going to fade anyway, but there are ways that you can help it last longer.
Window Treatments – use blinds or curtains during the day when there is direct sunlight on your paint. This can help keep it from damaging and getting a dull appearance.
Choose Satin or Gloss Sheen – The sheen of your paint can play a big part in how quickly it fades. If you go with flat, matted, or eggshell then your paint will fade sooner than if you go with satin or semi-glossy.
Apply Multiple Coats of Paint – if you only do one coat of paint, the color will fade quicker than it would if you did multiple coats of paint. It may be more money upfront to do more coats of paint, but it will last longer and look better.
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Painting your home can be a lot of work. With it being so much work, you do not want to have it fade faster than it should. Doing the things to help it last longer, along with good quality paint can help your paint last longer. If you are ready for your home to be painted then give Bill Engler Painting a call today.