Choosing the Right Outdoor Paint

by | Nov 12, 2015 | Hardware

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The weather can wreak havoc on the exterior of your home, so when choosing what type of paint to use outdoors it is best to make that decision based on what kind of surface you are working with. Sherwin Williams outdoor paints are formulated to be mildew resistant, and provide both color and gloss retention as well as the flexibility to withstand expansion and contraction due to weather.

Benefits of Latex
Latex is known to have the longest-lasting finish with the best gloss retention of any outdoor paint. Apache Junction is home to locally owned and operated hardware stores that carry this formula because it is easy to work with, dries quickly and is extremely durable. Clean up is also easy, as only soap and water are required.

At Sherwin Williams, customers can choose between flat or semi-gloss formulas of which both are recommended for use on the siding itself and the trim. Both offer excellent resistance and exceptional durability and with more than 10 different types to choose from — there is sure to be Sherwin Williams outdoor paint that will enhance any surface, including wood, aluminum, vinyl, brick, cement blocks, masonry, stucco and metal.

Save Time, Money – Prime and Paint With One Coat
Painting the exterior of a home or building can be both time consuming and expensive, especially if you have to prime and then paint. Companies have created an array of self-priming formulas that create a smooth and beautiful finish that is durable and mildew resistant. When making a decision, make sure to ask your local hardware store owner if the paint uses revolutionary technology that delivers extreme resistance to blistering, peeling and color fade.

Choosing the Perfect Color
Once you have decided on an outdoor paint, make sure they are created using a formula that guarantees the color will withstand time. To make sure the color adds to the value and curb appeal, experts recommend doing a lot of research into what colors will enhance the overall style of your home rather than diminish it.

To guarantee there are no surprises when the paint dries, go online and find a paint company where they compare and contrast every color imaginable, as well as provide tips on choosing the right outdoor paint.

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