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How Long Should It Take To Paint My Home’s Exterior?

How Long Should It Take To Paint My Home’s Exterior?

The outside of your house may be fading or peeling and you know it’s time to repaint. However, this is a big project and it is important that you know what you are in for. How long does it take to paint the exterior of your home?

There are several factors that will play into the time involved, but hiring a professional house painter will make the whole process significantly easier on you!

We will outline how long it will take (on average) a well-equipped and experienced house painting company to repaint a house that is two stories high.

Stage 1: Cleaning Day

Did you know that cleaning is a crucial part of the process? This includes power washing to remove dirt, mildew, pollen, loose paint and contaminants. Although the power washing may only take a few hours, the house must dry completely. Usually this process takes about one day, but if there is wood siding, it may take more time.

Stage 2: Surface Preparation

Surface preparation is one of the most important steps in the process. It is also one of the biggest variables. Depending on how much wood repair, stripping and priming that needs to be done, a good estimate would be one day for a house with two stories. If there is significant work to be done, this time could increase to several days.

Stage 3: Painting Day!

An experienced house painter knows that careful attention to detail will increase the longevity of your house paint. Plus the end product will look better! This process should take around 2-3 days.

Stage 4: Enjoy for 5-8 Years!

When your house has been professionally painted with a careful surface preparation and using quality materials, you should expect it to last from about 5-8 years. There are several variables that play into this, and we recently wrote a blog on the subject.

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Clean Lines Painting has been New Jersey’s coastal painting expert since 2003. Whether you are looking for exterior house painting, as well as interior painting services, cabinet repainting, woodwork refinishing, and much more.

When you are ready to repaint your home, you can fill out our online form or give us a call for a free estimate. We are here to serve you!



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