Painting the outside of your home is a big job. While there’s a certain amount of fun involved with choosing the colour of your home, making sure that you have the right TYPE of paint for the outside of your home is very important. The type of material you’re painting, the temperature, as well as the region you live in can all have an effect on your paint and how it reacts. Learn more about it in this month’s blog!
Oil-based paints are very durable, as well as water-resistant. It is the type of paint that is most often used by professionals. If you’re doing the job yourself, make sure that if your home is already painted with oil-based paint, that you continue in that way.
While you’re painting make sure to stir the paint regularly. The oil in these paints will separate, but mixing it will help avoid that problem. Keep in mind that certain rollers and paintbrushes are designed for oil-based paints. Save yourself some trouble and get the right tools for the job.
Latex paint is a more modern solution for outdoor paint. It’s easy to apply, dries quickly, is durable, and is resistant to the effects of direct sunlight. Cleanup is easy and just requires water. If you want the best of latex paint, acrylic latex is the best option. It will cover just about any material including masonry, and well-prepped metal.
Keep in mind to never put latex paint over oil-based paint. It will almost certainly peel. Save yourself the trouble!
Do you have more questions about what type of paint to use on your home? Reach out! We’d love to help!