Maintaining the painted surfaces in your home or space is essential to preserving their beauty and extending their lifespan. A fresh coat of paint can transform a room, but it’s not just about the initial application. Regular upkeep and proper maintenance can keep your painted surfaces looking great for years to come. In this blog, we will explore the best practices for maintaining your painted surfaces, from cleaning to touch ups, to ensure that your investment lasts. By following our tips, you can enjoy the beauty of your painted walls and surfaces for a long time.

  • Clean Regularly
    Our first tip is pretty self-explanatory. Keep in mind that dust and dirt can dull the appearance of paint over time. We recommend cleaning your surfaces regularly with a soft cloth or duster to help keep them looking fresh over time.
  • Avoid Harsh Chemicals
    Chemicals such as ammonia, chlorine bleach, acetone, hydrochloric acid, and oil-based cleaners can cause paint to discolor and fade over time. It can also cause it to peel or crack. It’s best to use these harsh chemicals as little as possible in the home, so the paint can stay fresh.
  • Touch Up Nicks and Scratches
    Have you noticed any nicks or scratches on your walls or in the bathroom? We can help your walls look new again! We recommend touching up these areas to help keep your surfaces looking uniform and clean.
  • Monitor Humidity
    High humidity levels can cause paint to peel and blister. Use a dehumidifier in these damp areas to prevent these issues.
  • Keep Surfaces Dry
    This can be hard in a space like a bathroom because of the shower, although water damage can cause paint to crack. We recommend wiping up these surfaces immediately and repairing any other water damage promptly.
  • Consider a TopCoat
    Ask us about a topcoat with your painting job. Applying a topcoat can provide added protection for your painted surfaces and help extend their lifespan. With the right care, you can enjoy the beauty of your painted walls and surfaces for years to come. Remember that a little effort goes a long way in your home’s design.

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Let J&S Painting help you today. We can fix up old scratches or nicks with the right quality paint to make it look brand new again. We also offer high-quality painting of molding railings and banisters. Furthermore, we are able to effectively strip and refinish all of your old trim or prep and apply fresh paint to all your items to keep them fresh and beautiful. Our extensive service area includes Fairfield County, CT including but not limited to Greenwich, New Canaan, Darien, Stamford, and Westchester County, NY including but not limited to Scarsdale, Rye, Harrison, Larchmont, and Chappaqua. Contact us to get a free quote today: