How often should you paint the exterior of a home? Tips from Wallauer Paint & Design


You should paint your house every 10 to 15 years on average depending on weather conditions where you live. You will also get more years out of a premium paint that uses better technology.

Vinyl siding is the easiest and quickest surface to paint, but requires more protective finishes than other types of materials. Regal® Select Exterior REVIVE is a premium exterior coating specially formulated for optimal performance on vinyl siding. With the added benefits of Vinyl Lock technology and a proprietary fortified acrylic resin, it delivers superior adhesion. It also fully covers the previous color or faded areas on weathered vinyl.

Wood Siding requires a stain, semitransparent or solid stain paint which can protect against humidity and the sun. Arborcoat exterior Stain is a premium quality product that masks the grain of the wood without obscuring its texture. It has been formulated to protect and beautify all types of wood decks including cedar, redwood, and pressure treated lumber. It features easy application, a highly durable matte finish, fast dry, water cleanup and excellent color retention.

For metal and aluminum siding, often made of aluminum or steel, make sure to perform a good cleaning beforehand and remove any rust. Proper preparation is key to preparing metal for paint adhesion and long-lasting protection. Priming is a must.

Corotech Waterborne enamels, Acrylic DTM Enamel, is a tough waterborne acrylic enamel that fights rust on metal and provides a smooth, durable finish on wood, drywall and masonry substrates. A special inhibitor in the formula prevents flash rust when applied to ferrous metal, and the smooth dry film is UV and moisture resistant.

Stucco remains one of the trickiest materials to paint — not only does it cost the most per square foot and require a special paint, but stucco prep work (cleaning and caulking) is also extensive.

Ultra Spec Masonry Elastomeric Waterproof Coating Low Lustre is a high-build, low lustre elastomeric coating with 300% elongation that is designed to beautify and protect masonry structures from damage due to weathering and moisture intrusion. When applied as directed, at up to 20 mils wet film thickness per coat, this product fills pores, and bridges minor surface cracks to create a monolithic film that protects masonry from the weather's deteriorating effects.

The average costs of premium paint range between $45.00 to $55.00 and covers around 350 sq ft of surface. There are many factors that go into estimating a cost to paint your house. The biggest factor is how much preparation is needed before painting. You can count on the cost of product to be between $1500 to $3000 on an average in this regional area.

Wallauer Paint and Decorating Centers have been serving Westchester, Rockland, and Putnam Counties since 1921. The fourth-generation family-owned business, headquartered in White Plains, New York, offers the finest selection of paints from Benjamin Moore, specialty products and accessories from Ace Hardware, window treatments from Hunter Douglas, designer fabrics and wall coverings, area rugs, and home design services, and has 15 stores across the region.

To thank long time customers as well as new, a $100 gift certificate will be awarded to one shopper in every store every month through December. To register for the drawings, visit . In addition, Wallauer will offer a “buy one paint sample, get a second one at ‘100%’ off” throughout the year. Visit for more details.

Wallauer offers a wide variety of interior and exterior paints and stains, including low-odor paints, washable finishes and more from Benjamin Moore and is the largest Benjamin Moore paint, hardware and decorating retailer in Westchester, Rockland & Putnam. Wallauer also offers their own brand of paints and has more than 5,000 color selections available ensuring there is a perfect color for every project. Customers can take advantage of their color matching services and even create their own custom color palate - a Wallauer specialty.

Wallauer stores are located in White Plains, Bedford Hills, Carmel, Mohegan Lake, Ossining, Pelham, Port Chester, Scarsdale, Yonkers, Yorktown Heights, New Rochelle, Ardsley, and Lewisboro/Cross River. There is also a location in Nanuet in Rockland County which offers Ace Hardware products and there is one location in Putnam County in Mahopac.

Customers can shop online and pick-up in store at For more information visit or call (914)-948-4000.

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