So your home is starting to look a bit faded and old and now you are considering painting the exterior of your home but you don’t know which paint to use for exterior paint of your home because there are so many options out there or perhaps you’ve never had to paint the outside of your home before.
When selecting exterior house paint, consider all that you are expecting of it… You want it to make your home look new but it also needs to be able to stand up to down-pouring rain, constant exposure to UV radiation, freezing winters and burning hot summers – all of which can cause fading, peeling and cracking.
For best results, you need an exterior paint that has high quality resins and pigments plus other additives. It’s also extremely important that the surface that you are applying it to is cleaned properly for the new paint finish to adhere to.
Modern advances in paint technology—specifically the arrival of all-acrylic formulations—have made the task of finding a top-shelf product fairly simple. Just look for “100 percent acrylic latex” on the label. You’ll be getting a paint that remains flexible, breathable, and colorfast far longer than paints made with vinyl resins or acrylic blends. And because it adheres tenaciously to most surfaces, you can use it with confidence on wood, vinyl, metal, and masonry.
You also need to consider some of these factors:
Hire a professional painter or Do it yourself? Anyone can brush on paint. But doing an entire house is a big job. If you don’t have patience for prep or a yen to climb ladders, hire it out.
What will it cost? A gallon can range from $17 to more than $100. Higher-cost paints have better-quality ingredients, which help ensure long-term durability.
How exactly should I clean the surface? When siding and trim look dingy, a wash with detergent, a scrub brush, and a garden hose can restore a paint job’s good looks. Most of the time you need to use a pressure washer first to ensure the new paint sticks and stays on for a long time.
When to paint? The best time is when temperatures remain between 50 and 90 degrees and the humidity is low. In these conditions, paint should brush out and dry properly.
How long will it last? That depends on the paint and what it’s applied to. Two coats of top-quality paint over primed wood might last 10 to 15 years. Two coats on stucco can hold up significantly longer.
You can try and go it alone and do the research on all of these factors and hope that all of your efforts and costs do the job while taking the chance that you may have to redo it all again in a couple of years or hire a professional painting company like Earthly Matters Painting to ensure the it will last for 10 to 15 years or even longer!
Why not give us a call and see what we can offer you and how much it will cost to professionally paint the exterior of your home?