Don't let it get to this. SPEND a little to SAVE a lot. A property's exterior paint coating is not only for the colour and appearance but it is also a barrier against rot, rust and other surface deterioration.
A sound paint film will prevent rotten timber and rusting steel which are expensive issues to fix, sometimes costing 4-5 times that of repainting works.
Where a paint coating has been poorly maintained it will begin to breakdown, exposing the underlying surface - typically timber or steel - and allow water, salts, dirt and other contaminants to build up. Exposed substrates that are not cleaned and coated to reform a sound paint film will continue to breakdown and likely lead to costly building repairs.
Avoid this situation by:
INSPECTING painted surfaces and looking for signs of chalking, flaking, paint film breakdown, surface rust etc.
COMPLETING sectional paint repairs and preventative maintenance.
ENGAGING a reputable and experienced painter to provide professional advice and a quote for repainting.
ENSURING premium paint products are specified by a trusted manufacturer.