On average, how many years should the exterior house paint last? I have someone who will paint my house for $1,800 and it's been 16 yrs since the last paint job. But, to look at it, it only has the rust-colored stains on the bottom 18 inches of the stucco. The paint still "looks" OK. I need some advice, please.
By judy from Riverside, CA
Hi - have you thought about having it washed before deciding? I had my house washed and did not need to paint. You may need special cleaner for the rust spots.
There are handymen in my area that do the housewashing - just be sure they are licensed and not a "here today and gone tomorrow" with your money!
Washing is not cheap either. This $1,800 is good price Does that include paint? Here's the thing you see it everyday, so to you it still good. But as the years go by the paint endures a lot of wear and tear. Heat,(Fading in sun)cold and rain. The painters will or should caulk everything which your house needs.