Exterior Paint And Interior Paint Upkeep

The two types of paint that are most important to maintain for the upkeep of your home are exterior paint and interior paint.


Both exterior and interior painting should be done periodically, depending on the quality of your specific paint job. For both paints, there are simple steps you can take to make the paint last longer.

To make less work for yourself, do both your exterior and interior painting at the same time. This way you can use the same primer for both jobs. Using one paint brush will help cut down on supplies you have to buy. Make sure that this brush is cleaned thoroughly after using it on both interiors and exteriors.

When you’re priming your home or business for exterior painting, it’s best to prime in the morning hours while the humidity is at its lowest point. Humidity can damage the paint and cause problems with adhesion, so it should be kept to a minimum when possible. Interior walls should not be primed and painted within one year of having been primed and painted by a contractor. Drywall primer and paint do not last very long, so if you choose to prime your walls yourself you should wait at least one year until repainting.

When priming the exterior of your home or business, be sure to prime it in thin coats rather than thick ones. Thick coats can lead to drips and orange peel, which can take even longer to dry. Since exterior painting is done close to the ground, it’s important not to miss any spots when rolling or brushing primer on your exterior walls. If there are parts of the wall that you cannot reach without making a mess, use painter’s tape or draw an outline around that section of the wall.

Painting an interior wall? Don’t forget to remove the outlet and switch covers! The small holes left behind can be patched with drywall putty or spackling paste using a putty knife. If you don’t have time to do this, Ethereal Painters can help you, just contact us for your free estimate at  604-788-3382 or fill out our estimate form on our website.