An experienced painter knows that certain homes take longer to paint than others. If you’re considering painting your home, there are a number of factors that determine how quickly a Professional painter Sydney can complete the job. Although the best way to learn how soon your house painting will take is to ask a professional, there are a few questions you can ask to determine whether your home will take longer to paint. Here are the questions that can help you identify whether your house painting will take less or more time than usual.

How old is the house?

Older homes require a lot more prep work than newer homes. That’s because older homes often have to be washed, scrubbed, and scraped more extensively than newer homes. These techniques remove any dirt that and mildew that stops the paint from adhering to the surface properly. Scraping will remove the old paint that’s peeling off and help painters find trouble spots that require additional fixes. Sanding, patching, and filling cracks is also more extensive with older homes. Some pieces of the wood may even need full replacement, if there’s too much rot damage. The older your home is, the more likely it will be that you have some issues that take extra time to remedy.

When was the last time it was painted?

Paint protects your home from the elements. The longer you go without painting, the less likely your home will be protected from climate. If your home has been painted within seven to ten years, it will be much easier to paint your home. Keep in mind that this is only true if the paint was applied correctly by a professional painter Sydney during that time. If the previous painter failed to prep the surface well and you haven’t completed any maintenance work, then it could possibly take longer to paint your home, even when it has been painted recently. A Master Painter will be able to take a look at your home and determine how much additional time it will take to complete the job if your home hasn’t been painted within the past ten years.

How much needs painting?

Repainting a certain area of your home takes less time than painting the whole thing. If you’d like to change an accent colour, or the paint on a specific wall is failing, then the job will go quickly. If your surfaces require a lot of prep work and repair, before moving onto the painting process, it will take additional time to complete. You’ll be surprised how much time it takes a professional painter Sydney to complete your house painting, even if there’s a lot of surface to cover.

What finishes will you be using?

House painting materials all have different application times that either extend or reduce the time it takes to complete your project. Master Painters like Summit Coatings can help you choose finishes that meet your expectations. We’ll also recommend alternatives if we think there are better products available that reduce the time it takes to paint your home. Specialty products might require more coats of paint or an extended drying time, and we’ll always give you an estimate on the amount of time it takes to complete your house painting, before beginning.
Contact Summit Coatings if you’d like to know how long it will take to paint your home. We’ll take a look at your home and give you an estimate of how quickly we can make it look brand new.