Things to Keep In View While Choosing Exterior Paint for Your Home

Things to Keep In View While Choosing Exterior Paint for Your Home

The exterior paint of your home can make it stand out from the other the houses in your neighborhood. It enhances the architecture and its street presence. An extremely well-done paint job can completely change the look of your property, while also saving you money without conducting major renovations.

Take your time and choose the right paint and type for the exterior of your house. It can be considered an important investment and increases the value of your home. We at Attentive Painting & Decorating have the experience and skill to provide top-quality exterior painting services. Here are a few things to keep in mind while choosing exterior paint:

Select The Right Paint

While selecting the best quality residential exterior paint, it comes down to three types- oil based enamel, acrylic (water-based) and lime paint. Here is a detailed look at them:

  • Acrylic (Water-Based)- This is one of the most common varieties of exterior paints, due to its wide range of colors, ease of application and quick drying properties. Acrylic paint, depending on its quality is UV-resistant and is also highly resistant to dirt, mould & stains. Many paint manufacturers guarantee exterior paints that are water-based. They are both breathable and expand when moisture gets in. This prevents them from cracking or peeling.
  • Oil-Based Enamel- Oil-based paints contain pigment, resin along with a thinner, unlike water-based paints. This type of paint is used on metal surfaces that are prone to rusting. They are known for their adhesive quality, but often end up getting chipped over a period of time. It takes longer to dry when compared to water-based paints. It is advisable not to apply this paint over existing water-based paints. The previous coat would have to be stripped completely and the base prepared before any oil-based enamel paint is applied.
  • Lime Paint- This paint has gained extreme popularity for exterior applications. Its aesthetic and natural texture blend in perfectly with outdoor painting. It is composed of minerals, clay and other natural pigments. The main reason people opt for this paint is due to its anti-fungal properties and lack of chemicals. It helps prevent mould build-up over a period of time. Lime paint allows the surface to breathe, preventing it from cracking and peeling.

Choose The Proper Finish For Your Exterior Paint

Depending on which type of paint you use for the exterior of your house, it is necessary to choose the right finish as well. A few of the common finishes used are flat, gloss & semi-gloss.

We use a number of different paints for our exterior painting projects. Our experts will have detailed discussions and will provide you with tailored solutions that meet your specific requirements. The job is completed in a professional manner without any disturbance to you or your family. For a free consultation and quote, please call Attentive Painting & Decorating at this number- 07 3886 4533 or write to us via this online form and we will revert soon.