FAQs

How long does exterior paint last?

Typically, we recommend repainting every 5-10 years. However, the life of exterior paint varies depending on the painted surface. As wood expands and contracts with temperature, it tends to loosen paint quicker than other surfaces like stucco. To save yourself additional costs in repainting, we suggest that you repaint before paint starts to chip. If there isn’t an even surface to repaint, it will first have to be removed.

Is it safe to be in rooms that were just repainted?

Yes, you can safely inhabit rooms that were repainted the same day. However, this depends on how long ago the paint was applied. For example, if your room was painted in the morning, it will be okay to sleep in that night. We strongly recommend using methods of ventilation for any room that is painted. These include the usage of fans, open windows, and doors. If, at any time, you begin to feel light headed, immediately leave the area. 

How often should I stain my deck?

To keep your deck protected and looking great, you should consider staining every 3-4 years. Our professionals at PrepRight-Painting can provide expert advice on your deck and whether or not it needs to be stained again.

How long does paint take to dry?

This heavily depends on the type of paint that was applied. The drying process of oil-based paint takes approximately 6-8 hours. Oil-based paint can be recoated after 24 hours. Latex paint dries quicker, taking about an hour. Latex paint can be recoated after 4 hours. It’s important to keep in mind that these times are all affected by climate. If it’s humid, the drying process will take longer.

What paint color should I use?

If you’re unsure which colors to use for your home or business, we can help you by providing some suggestions. Our expert painters understand how colors compliment each other and can help you make a selection based off of your surroundings colors. The right paint color is different for everyone but we can help you by focusing on a few that we suggest.   

How long will painting take?

We keep our customers happy with quick work. Our completion time depends on the size of the job and weather conditions. If we’re painting a room, we can complete the process within a single day. However, if we’re painting the exterior of a house, this can take anywhere from 1-3 days. Before starting our work, we always provide our customers with time estimates.