Increasing the Lifespan of Paint - Imagine Painting
Increasing the Lifespan of Paint - Imagine Painting - Painters in Calgary

Increasing the Lifespan of Paint

August 8, 2018

You want the best for your home, both inside and out. That’s why you invest in a high quality paint job that can bring out those elements of luxury and elegance that really take your home to the next level. So, it only makes sense for you to want to protect that investment for as long as possible. What are some ways that you can increase your paint’s lifespan to keep it as vibrant and as beautiful as it was on day one?

Water Based Paint

The kind and quality of paint has a large impact on how long it’ll last. Water based paints are the most readily available to consumers, but its mileage can vary. If well cared for and sheltered from the elements, water based paints can be good for years. Alternatively, it may only last you a few months. This really depends on factors like dust, moisture, and exposure to the elements. High humidity, for example, will encourage microbes to settle in around around imperfections in the coat of paint and speed up their growth. They can then start growing inside or underneath the paint, causing it to lift off, crack, or peel. Ensure that you’re keeping your walls clean and dust free to help them last longer.

Keeping it Dry

As alluded to, moisture plays a large role in determining the lifespan on your paint, regardless of its quality or type. For interior paint, your job is to keep it clean and avoid exposing it to excess water. For exteriors, this becomes trickier. Although rain and snow is inevitable, there are still ways you can help mitigate water damage. Ensure that you don’t accidentally spray painted surfaces while watering your lawn, and inspect your home’s exterior for signs of leaky pipes or pooling water, which can lead to a host of other problems beyond damaging paint. Consider updating your gutter system to better redirect water away from vulnerable surfaces.

Repair Damage Quickly

If you find a chip in your coat of paint, aim to get it fixed sooner rather than later. Fungal spores and microorganisms will exploit this weakness and use it as an opportunity to burrow into your walls, causing you headaches later on. For this reason, it’s worth spending a little extra now to prevent the damage from worsening down the road.

With the proper care, your beautiful paint will continue to give your home that luxurious feel for years to come. Imagine Painting is here to help you achieve the home of your dreams! Find out more by visiting or give us a call at 403-305-8786.


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