The choice of exterior paint to be applied is more difficult because of the various surfaces that the exterior of one’s home could have. Every surface type should be done with a paint that is suitable to that surface. A combination of these surfaces in home makes it more difficult and one has to be extra careful about the exterior paint to be used.
The exterior of the home is also more vulnerable to rust, cracks, mild dew and other problems making it difficult to paint, as compared to the interior. The external paints are more expensive as well as they contain pigment and resin. Latex exterior paints are easier to work with, can be washed with soap and water and dry faster. Alkyds, though more durable need are more difficult to work with and the brushes and trays used with them need to be cleaned with solvents.
Why paint the exterior of the house?
Exterior painting can give the home a new look and finish and increase its market value. It also fights rust, cracks and mild dew or maybe just a new facelift.
Before deciding what paint to use, based on the budget one must explore the options in terms of shades and paint bases. A hasty decision could prove to be expensive and a waste if a wrong selection is made.
Selection of the color for exterior would depend on multiple factors. The color of the house should blend with the neighborhood and should not stand out. Decide on the light or a dark shade depending on the compatibility of the shade with fixed infrastructure like roof, deck or brick.
Once the color and the paint type are decided, one needs to find people who could do a good job of painting your home.
The exterior of the house is the first impression, making it a very important aspect of the house, needing careful planning. Using the right tools like roller and a brush of good quality becomes important. Nylon and Acrylic are the best kinds of brushes. If you can afford to hire professionals to help you with the painting, getting it done from them is a good idea. It would still be important to supervise the work of people you hire. It would ensure that the quality is not being compromised and would not require a rework. Proper management would ensure that the money is well spent and at the end of the work the home looks beautiful.