How long will exterior paint last?

The most important aspects of painting are preparation and paint quality. If prepared properly and using high quality paint, an exterior paint job should last 6-8 years. Give or take a few years depending on climate.


Exterior paints last the longest with the right surface preparation and choice of exterior paint. You should choose the correct paint depending on the surface as well as other external features, such as climate, air, temperature, etc. The 100% Acrylic Latex Exterior from California Paints has been rated the best for 2010.