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How Often Should I Paint my Home Exterior in New Jersey?

Harsh weather will take its toll on a home exterior, from the heat and UV rays of summer to the snow, ice and wind of a New Jersey winter. All of this conspires to break down your exterior paint, causing it to fade and eventually peel. While this is definitely an aesthetic matter that is important for the appearance of your home, it is even more significant as a protection issue. The paint on your home prevents moisture and pest entry that would cause serious damage, including wood rot, mold and boring. So how often do you need to paint your home exterior to keep it in great shape?

In New Jersey, the south side of a house or building receives the harshest exposure to the weather. That is the direction that receives the most sunlight, which fades the colors and wears the paint sooner. For that reason, the south side of a structure should be repainted about every 3 years. The rest of the house can wait longer under normal circumstances, from 6 to 8 years between full repaintings. Using a high-quality paint is a good way to make sure you don't end up painting more often than you need to.

Some residential painting contractors offer paint maintenance programs, which is a great way to keep your house always looking its best. Here at Spectrum Painting, we have a Painter for a Day program, which allows you to hire one of our expert painters at a low daily rate. He can perform miscellaneous touch ups, clean hard-to-reach windows, pressure wash siding, clear out clogged gutters, caulk windows, doors, vents and much more.

With a yearly visit from a Spectrum Painting craftsman, you can maximize the life of your paint and keep your home looking its finest in every season. From our headquarters in Wayne, New Jersey, Spectrum Painting serves Patterson, Fairfield, Hawthorne, Oakland, Wyckoff, Ridgewood and the surrounding area.

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Spectrum was outstanding! The work crews were courteous and professional at all times; they were always prompt and diligent in their work.
Delia and Greg S. | Jan/12/2015
I recently had the pleasure of working with Spectrum Painting to do some painting and papering of two rooms. Everyone I worked with was pleasant and professional. Appointments were kept and on time which is huge when you have a busy schedule. The quality of work was excellent! Not only did José and his crew do a great job, but he cleaned up the work area so you couldn't even tell they were there! And, they were done in one day! I will definitely use Spectrum Painting again and would never hesitate to recommend them to anyone. And, their little thank gift was a very nice touch!
Kathy W. | Aug/30/2016
I just had a few rooms painted by Rich's great team, Rafael and Marcin. They were extremely pleasant and courteous. They spent time carefully prepping the area. Their work was absolutely flawless. There was one area of the ceiling that was haphazardly patched before - a cap screwed into a former light fixture that looked terrible and I asked for them to somehow make it disappear. I couldn't believe when I walked couldn't tell there was ever a cap or fixture or any spackling/hiding: like it never happened. I highly recommended Spectrum!
Vera B. | Aug/30/2016
Excellent work! Trustworthy, friendly workers. Pool deck looks like new. No one else could do the job!
Elaine K. | Jun/29/2016
Spectrum did the most professional and diligent work I've ever had done in my home. The staff's attention to detail, tidiness and pleasant manners make contracting with them a top-notch experience. Spectrum gets an A+++ in my book!
Patty G. | Jan/12/2015
Just a quick note to thank you for sending Ruedi to do our bathroom. John and I can’t say enough good things about him. He is an excellent painter, great person and so careful to do a great job. His attention to detail, care and work ethic are unparalleled in our experience. You guys are great!! Just had to take a moment to pass it on. Please express our thanks and gratitude to him again.
Suzanne & John M. | Sep/24/2015
The guys at Spectrum Painting were great. The Crew Leader, Marcin, was a pleasure to work with and paid attention to every detail for our basement project. We’re so happy with how it came out and would definitely use them again in the future! Mike
Mike B. | Feb/15/2021
Great experience with Spectrum with completing the power washing and sealing of our deck. Robert came to repair one of the deck stairs in the morning and came back in the afternoon to assure that the deck was dried well after rain the night before. Robert and Alejandro then sanded and sealed the deck efficiently with good attention to detail. Spectrum even accommodated us supplying our own no VOC/non-toxic sealer. The deck looks like new and we are very pleased.
John Hogan | Jun/14/2019
We have been a customer for many years and have recommended Spectrum Painting to friends and neighbors in the past. Staff are courteous and polite and experienced. They are careful with maintaining cleanliness of the property. The work is professionally done and the company is well managed. They take the customer's concerns seriously and take the time to explain and alleviate those concerns.
Abe N. | Jul/5/2016