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11 Tips to Preserve Your Exterior Paint


Curb appeal is important for how you regard your home and also how the market regards it. Maintaining the beauty and longevity of your home’s exterior paint requires proper care and attention. At Wade Paint Co., we understand the importance of preserving your investment and keeping your home looking its best. In this article, we will share 11 expert tips that we found can help you preserve your home’s exterior paint and ensure it retains its vibrant and fresh appearance for years to come.

1. Regular Cleaning

The walls of your house get dirty – often filthier than you realize. Regularly clean your home’s exterior to remove dirt, dust, and other debris that can accumulate over time. Use a soft brush or a pressure washer on a low setting to avoid damaging the paint as your scrub.

2. Consistent Inspection for Damage

Walk all the way around your house regularly. Perform routine inspections to identify any signs of paint damage, such as cracks, peeling, or blistering. Address these issues promptly to prevent further deterioration and larger projects. Areas that get the most sun or are facing the sea will take the most damage.


3. Repair Damaged Areas

Repair any damaged areas of the paint surface by scraping away loose paint, sanding the area, and applying a primer and fresh coat of paint. Faster handlings lead to better long term results.

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4. Keep Moisture at Bay

Moisture is the enemy of exterior paint. Ensure proper drainage around your home and fix any leaks or areas prone to water accumulation to prevent water damage to the paint. If you find damp wood around your house where it should be dry, consider having someone out why.

5. Trim Overhanging Vegetation

Trim trees, bushes, and vines near your home to prevent them from rubbing against the paint and causing scratches or damage. Vines can grow faster than you think and make simple maintenance much more difficult to stay in front of.

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6. Protect against Sun Exposure

Apply a high-quality exterior paint that offers UV protection to shield your home from the damaging effects of the sun’s rays. Consider adding a clear protective sealant for extra protection especially where the sun hits your home straight. (1)


7. Avoid Harsh Chemicals

When cleaning your home’s exterior, avoid using harsh chemicals that can strip the paint or cause discoloration. Stick to mild detergents or specialized paint-safe cleaners. Often a pressure washer on a low setting will do wonders at removing dirt and buildup.

8. Touch Up as Needed

Keep an eye out for areas that may require touch-ups, such as high-traffic areas or surfaces prone to wear and tear. Promptly touch up these areas to maintain a consistent and fresh appearance.

9. Don't Delay Repainting

If your home’s exterior paint is showing signs of significant wear, fading, or damage, don’t hesitate to schedule a repainting. Fresh paint not only enhances the appearance but also provides vital protection.

10. Hire a Professional Painter

For the best results, consider hiring a professional painter like Wade Paint Co. Having experienced, professional, and reliable painters at your home ensures a flawless finish, exceptional craftsmanship, and adherence to strict timelines.

11. Schedule a Free Painting Consultation

If you’re unsure about the condition of your home’s exterior paint or need expert advice on maintenance and repainting, schedule a free consultation with Wade Paint Co. We will assess your needs, provide personalized recommendations, and offer a detailed estimate tailored to your project.


Preserving your home’s exterior paint is essential to maintain its beauty, protect against the elements, and prolong its lifespan. Basic steps can help you notice when your home is vulnerable and take the steps necessary to protect it. For any major project, you can hire a professional painter to come out, assess the damage, and fix it.

(1) https://www.bhg.com/decorating/paint/how-tos/paint-primers-and-sealers/


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Wade Paint Co. proudly offers interior painting and exterior painting services to the following communities: West Ashley, Daniel Island, Kiawah Island, Folly Beach, Mount Pleasant, Isle of Palm’s, Sullivan’s Island, and North Charleston.

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Wade Paint Co is a Charleston-local painting company servicing West Ashley, Mount Pleasant, Daniel Island, Isle of Palms, and the surrounding areas. We are a family-run business with a very high referral rate and 5-star reviews online. Unlike working with a large painting franchise, Wade Paint Co. has the time and resources to work with you on your specific job to the expectations you had when you started. That is why our customer service is so often talked about online.

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