HOW OFTEN SHOULD YOU PAINT THE EXTERIOR OF YOUR HOUSE?

The Material on the Outside of Your House

How often you paint the exterior of your house depends, in large part, on the materials on your house. Different materials require different maintenance schedules.

  • Wood siding - Plan to repaint every three to seven years, or stain it every four years.

  • Aluminum siding - Plan on painting aluminum siding every five years.

  • Stucco - Stucco can go five to six years between paint jobs.

  • Cement fiberboard siding - This newer material can last 10 to 15 years between paint jobs.

  • Painted brick - Painted brick only needs to be repainted every 15 to 20 years. Unpainted brick just needs to be cleaned, not painted.