Exterior House Paint
In a perfect world, all exterior paints would resistant to everything that is damaging, including heat, cold, sun, wind, rain, hail, snow, wildlife, and more. But in the real world, it is tough to meet those expectations with the technologies available to us today. Fortunately, there are still plenty of exterior paints formulated to withstand peeling, chipping, and fading for years to come. But it requires some extra room in the budget, as quality paints tend to cost more.
Quality exterior paint contains high-value pigments, additives, and resins. When looking, simply choose a 100% Acrylic Latex paint, and you are sure to choose wisely. All-acrylic paints stick to anything, including wood, vinyl, masonry, and metal. Steer clear of acrylic blends and vinyl resins. The all-acrylic formulations are most popular and high quality. But keep in mind that no matter how high-quality your paint is, the results are equally dependent on the quality of surface you are working with. It is important to remove the old paint, properly sand the surface area, and then prime it, all before applying any new paint. The surface area must be entirely smoothed and primed before paint can be applied, otherwise the end result is inconsistent.
Fortunately, all this hard work pays off in the end, since it will be years before you’ll have to repaint again. With a quality all-acrylic exterior home paint, you can enjoy a fresh-looking paint job for years and years. Here are some recommended brands of exterior paint:
Valspar Professional® – $22 per Gallon
Do It Best, Best Look® – $35 per Gallon
HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams, Infinity® – $49 per Gallon
Olympic Assure® – $22 per Gallon