How often do I have to paint my facade until it covers?


Finally the time has come: The new facade painting is just around the corner - and you look forward to finally seeing your house in a fresh light! But in most cases it is not done with a single pass, brush and roller are used after a short rest a second or third time. How often you have to paint your facade depends on various factors.

For this reason you have to paint the facade several times

If you have to paint your façade several times, it's always the same reasons "guilty": we just count them in order, to explain them later.

  • too little opacity of the color
  • spotty background
  • unevenly absorbing surface
  • wrong procedure when painting

Some of these points are easy to avoid in advance, while others inevitably require the painting to be repeated. Let's just take a closer look at the factors!

You can influence these factors yourself

The quality of your façade paint, more precisely the opacity class, is one of the points that you can influence yourself. High opaque colors are usually more expensive than those that cover poorly. But if you save a second coat of paint, the investment has already paid off!

Opacity classeffect
class 1more than 99.5% opacity
2nd grade98 - 99.5% opacity
Class 395 - 98% opacity
Class 4under 95% opacity

You may think the few percent does not really matter, but that's not true! Even between class 1 and class 2, there are noticeable differences.

In addition, you should always wet-on-wet, swift and evenly stroke, so as not to create stains and licks. This will give you a solid foundation that you will not have to delete more than once - if the ground permits.

Underground determines how often you have to strike

Now we come to the facade itself: If it is heavily stained or very heterogeneous in terms of the material, you probably can not avoid a second or third coat. In most cases, it is better to put on a primer, especially to compensate for different suction forces.

Tips & Tricks

A stained façade indicates soiling: Before painting, clean the surface as carefully as possible and then let it dry well. So you improve the adhesion and hopefully the coverage of the color.

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