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Residential Painting FAQ – Austin, TX

We receive many questions about our residential painting services in the Austin community. Below we answer some of our most asked questions. Fill out our online form to request a free estimate on your next painting project today!

How often should I have my exterior painted?

The frequency of painting your exterior depends on several factors, including the type of material used for your home’s exterior, climate conditions, and the quality of the previous paint job. While there isn’t a universal answer, here are some general guidelines:

  1. Wood Siding: Typically, wood siding requires painting every 3 to 7 years. However, this can vary based on the climate you live in. Harsh weather conditions, such as excessive sunlight, heavy rain, or extreme temperatures, may necessitate more frequent painting.
  2. Stucco: Stucco exteriors generally require painting every 5 to 10 years. Stucco is durable and long-lasting, but over time, the color can fade or the surface can develop cracks, requiring a fresh coat of paint.
  3. Brick or Masonry: Brick or masonry exteriors are among the most durable and low-maintenance options. They usually don’t require regular painting unless you want to change the color. However, it’s a good idea to inspect the mortar joints periodically and repair any cracks or deterioration to maintain the structural integrity.
  4. Vinyl or Aluminum Siding: Vinyl and aluminum sidings are designed to be low-maintenance and typically don’t require painting. However, they may benefit from occasional cleaning to remove dirt or mildew.

It’s important to note that these are general recommendations, and your specific circumstances may differ. Factors like the quality of the previous paint job, exposure to the elements, and personal preferences can influence the frequency of painting. Regular inspections of your exterior and consulting with professional painters can provide more precise advice tailored to your situation.

What types of surfaces can CertaPro Painters® of Austin paint?

Our painters have the skill and experience you need to transform multiple types of exterior surfaces including brick, stucco, aluminum, vinyl, and even wood. We have been painting homes in the local community for years, and our team values providing you with a seamless exterior painting service.

How do I find a new residential paint color?

Our painting team can offer guidance when it comes to painting color selection. If you are unsure what color would look best on your home, or you are in need of a color match, we offer free color consultation to each of our clients. This service ensures that you are happy with your final color selection before the first coat of paint is even applied.

How much will it cost to paint my house?

Contact us today for a free estimate. Our team will evaluate each job and determine what the labor and material costs will be to estimate the final price of your unique project.

Which paint is better – oil or latex?

Every painting project is unique. Our team of painting professionals will go over the details of your specific project to determine the best type of paint. We will select the best products for a seamless result.

What does VOC mean?

VOC is a “volatile organic compound”; These materials are found in many paint related products, which is why it is important to work with professional painters. VOCs can impact your health, as well as the air quality. We can recommend low VOC paint options for each project.

What is the best way to paint the interior of a house?

The best way to paint the interior of a house is to start by preparing the room, including removing furniture and protecting the floors. Ensure the walls are clean and repair any imperfections. If necessary, apply a primer for better adhesion and coverage. Choose high-quality paint and use appropriate tools such as brushes and rollers. Begin by cutting in the edges with a brush, then use a roller to apply paint for even coverage. Apply multiple thin coats, allowing each to dry before the next. Finish by removing tape, reinstalling fixtures, and cleaning up the area.