exterior painting

  • How to Know When It’s Time to Paint Your House

    A house is more than just walls and a roof; it’s a sanctuary, a place where memories are made, and lives are lived. Just like any sanctuary, it requires maintenance and care to keep it in top shape. One crucial aspect of home maintenance is keeping the paint fresh. But how do you know when it’s time to paint your house? We will explore the signs that indicate both the interior and exterior of your home are due for a fresh paint job.

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    Exterior Signs That You Need to Paint Your House

    Peeling or Cracking Paint

    The most apparent sign that it’s time to repaint your home’s exterior is peeling or cracking paint. When the paint begins to crack or peel, it not only looks unsightly but also exposes your home’s surfaces to moisture, leading to potential damage like wood rot or mold growth.

    Fading Color

    Over time, exposure to sunlight can cause the vibrant colors of your home’s exterior paint to fade. If your once-bold exterior now appears dull and lackluster, it’s a clear indication that it’s time to refresh the paint.


    When you run your hand over the surface of your exterior walls and notice a powdery residue on your fingertips, it’s a sign of chalking. Chalking occurs as a result of the breakdown of paint pigments due to weathering, indicating that your paint is reaching the end of its lifespan.

    Visible Damage

    Take a walk around the perimeter of your home and inspect for any visible damage such as dents, scratches, or water stains. Addressing these issues with a fresh coat of paint not only enhances your home’s curb appeal but also protects it from further damage.

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    Interior Signs That House Painting is Overdue

    Faded or Discolored Walls

    Just like the exterior, interior paint can fade over time, especially in areas exposed to sunlight or high levels of humidity like kitchens and bathrooms. If your walls appear faded or discolored, it’s a clear sign that you should paint your house interior.

    Cracks or Flaking

    Keep an eye out for any cracks or flaking on your interior walls or ceilings. These imperfections not only detract from the aesthetics of your home but can also indicate underlying issues such as water damage or structural issues that need to be addressed.

    Stains and Scuff Marks

    Everyday wear and tear can leave behind stains, scuff marks, and other blemishes on your interior walls. While some minor marks can be spot-cleaned, extensive staining or discoloration may require repainting to restore the appearance of your walls.

    Outdated Color or Style

    If you find yourself feeling uninspired or dissatisfied with the color or style of your interior walls, it might be time for a change. Repainting your interior walls allows you to update your home’s aesthetic and create a space that reflects your personal style and preferences.

    Your home is a reflection of who you are, and keeping it well-maintained is essential for both its appearance and structural integrity. By knowing the signs that indicate when it’s time to paint your house, you can stay ahead of any potential issues and ensure that your home always looks its best, both inside and out.

    Whether you’re refreshing your home’s exterior to boost curb appeal or updating your interior to reflect your evolving tastes, a fresh coat of paint can breathe new life into your living space and enhance your enjoyment of your home for years to come.

    So, if you’ve noticed any of the signs mentioned above, don’t wait—schedule a paint job with TSP Painting Services and give your home the makeover it deserves.

  • Your Exterior Paint Job Needs A Good Health Checkup

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    Winter is fast approaching and now is the time to give your home a thorough inspection to make sure your exterior painting job is architecturally solid and will withstand our Colorado and Denver metro area winter weather.

    Checking More Than Your Exterior Painting

    So, let’s say you look at your house and the paint color still looks solid to you so you think, “Paint color still looks pretty good and there is no peeling paint so we’re okay to go another year.” Well, as the two old sayings go, not so fast and think again.

    The exterior health of any home consists of more than just the paint and includes considering the current condition of all caulk, wood and siding, and even gutters.

    Caulk:  Caulk is a sealant that fills gaps and cracks. Your home is currently caulked around windows, doors, wood trim, and various other areas. Caulk prevents moist air, water and snow, even bugs from causing damage to wood and siding on your home. A Good Health Checkup will assess the current condition of all caulk. If the caulk is failing, cracking, or peeling it needs to be re-caulked and the exterior painted.

    Wood and Siding: Oftentimes wood and siding on your home is being negatively affected by weather and water and the negative effects are not easily seen. On the second story roof of a home or near the foundation line snow can pile up. As it melts, it can saturate wood and siding if the exterior paint is beginning to fail. Heavy rainfall will also penetrate wood and siding if the exterior painting is beginning to fail. Whether from snow or rain, any water compromising the wood or siding of your exterior can cause problems down the road such as wood replacement and siding replacement.

    Gutters: If gutters are clogged the free flow of water to the downspouts are affected. If water does not flow to the downspouts to be expelled it will pool in the gutters. Water that overflows or seeps from the gutters will cause damage to wood soffits and wood fascia. This is very common, and I’ve seen it a lot over the years. As part of your home’s Good Health Checkup, contact a gutter cleaning company and have them inspect your gutters. The inspection should be free and will tell you if you have a problem.

    Here in Colorado, and with the Denver metro area being close to the mountains, we face weather extremes like few other states. Other weather-related factors that people seldom consider but that will also affect your home’s exterior painting are high temperatures, direct sunlight, lack of sunlight, and direction of exposure such as north, south, east, or west.

    Free Home Exterior Good Health Checkup

    TSP offers free Good Health Checkups for the exterior of your home so call before winter is upon us. We want to make sure your home is in Good Health! https://tsppaintingservices.com//contact-us/