I have lived in my house for 11 ½ years. How many times have I painted my house? Zero. Why not? Pressure washing. I have my house pressure washed each year in the spring. I have used the same company each year. B & M Pressure Washing.
Now full disclosure here, I have spot painted sections of my house. If the caulk breaks around the windows or trim, it needs to be replaced and then repainted. Also, the houses in my neighborhood have wood trim. Wood trim doesn’t do well in high humidity. It rots. So, I have had to replace some wood trim with new composite pieces. They are caulked in and then painted. Still, the most I have spent on house maintenance dealing with paint is about $2,000 total over the life of the house. It is really just a couple of hundred dollars each year. And that includes the fee I pay Bryant every year. It seems like a no brainer to me.
Planning to paint your house in a few years? Pressure wash it every year and I bet you can skip that painting and save yourself the money!