Exterior Paint ~UPD~
Protect wood fences and deck with exterior stains and wood sealers. A few coats can keep your deck vibrant, healthy and looking great for years. Or, go for more of a restore by treating your deck to new colors or texture with deck paint. Remember, cleaning is an essential part of the project. It will stop premature peeling and make your exterior paint last longer. Pro tip: Take at least as much time to prep as you will for painting.
Keep in mind outdoor concrete surfaces such as your driveway, concrete paths, garage need protection, too. Concrete stains and concrete floor paint not only make concrete floors look good, they can prevent the growth of mold and mildew. Floor epoxy on garage floors can result in extreme high gloss and long-lasting durability.
Update your patio floor with a patio paint that fits your style.You can paint, stain or dye, each has a unique effect from solid color to just a tint of color. For those of you with pools, a coat of pool paint will make swimming an even more fresh experience.
Prep before you paint. Get enough tarps to cover all your furniture and electronics. Tarps, brushes, buckets and extension poles- we got you covered. Make sure you get all the paint supplies you need to start and complete your project, like drop cloths and paint primer.
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Our designer-curated, fan-favorite palette makes it easy to find the perfect paint shade for your exterior upgrade. Try a vibrant hue for a punchy dose of color or a classic neutral for a polished look.
As design experts, we love trend forecasting and pride ourselves on our ability to do it well. We spend lots of time talking with vendors about their offerings, examining paint chips, and testing new colors.
Dovetail is one of the most versatile colors on this list, with a seemingly endless list of appropriate applications. With an LRV of 26, Dovetail is a saturated shade with a slight softness and a good amount of depth to it. This mid-to-dark-toned gray paint is elegant but earthy.
Earth tones, near-black hues, and greiges are among some of the shades we plan to see lots more of in 2023. We hope this roundup has provided you with plenty of inspiration for your exterior home project.
Acrylic paints are typically made with high-quality ingredients that make them thick and viscous. The chemicals in chemical-based acrylic paints make it more elastic, meaning it can expand and contract as temperatures fluctuate. The elasticity of acrylic paint makes it ideal for exterior painting projects.
That said, oil-based paint is still ideal for certain exterior painting projects. Oil-based paints shrink less than latex and acrylic paints do, hold up in high-traffic areas and glide on smoothly. Oil-based paint dries to a smooth, hard surface and works well on porch floors, doors, trim and other small details.
Shinier than satin and flat finish paint, glossy finish paints are durable and easy to clean. Because this finish is durable and somewhat water-resistant, use it on trim that is most exposed to the elements, including window sills and garage doors. Glossy finish paints resist scuff marks and are generally more durable than paints with other finishes, so use them on surfaces that get a lot of wear.
Please note that the colors you see on your monitor may vary slightly from the actual paint colors. For best results, write down the name or number of your color, bring it to your local Glidden retailer, and look for the actual color chip on the Glidden color display.
Although the question still gets asked, water-based paints win hands down for home exteriors. Research done at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) in Madison, Wisconsin, shows that water-based paints expand and contract with the siding. They also allow water vapor generated inside the house to pass through the paint film.
Oil-based paints, on the other hand, dry to an inflexible coating that blocks moisture. The results can be telltale cracks as siding gives and paint blisters as trapped moisture tries to find a way out. Water-based paints are also gentler on the environment because they are lower in volatile organic compounds.
Proper pigments. Quality pigments allow a good paint to cover fully with just one coat. Paints with lower-cost pigments often must be applied in several coats. That means more work, which makes buying low-quality paint a poor financial decision. The best pigment is titanium dioxide. Look for it when ingredients are listed on the can.
All-acrylic binder. The binder is what holds the pigments, mildewcides and other solids that form the actual paint film. Look for latex paint with an all-acrylic binder, which is inherently more weather resistant than vinyl or vinyl-acrylic. Many paint companies use a modified acrylic for their interior lines and all-acrylic for premium exterior paints made to endure the elements.
Choosing and matching colors can be nerve-wracking, which explains why there are so many white houses. Fortunately, paint companies are taking the pain out of this process. Many offer color cards that suggest color combinations for siding and trim. Several have also come up with other approaches.
And if you have a classic home, or even a modern classic, the Sherwin-Williams Preservation palette offers a range of historical hues. Most paint dealers will also help you win the match game. Some offer color-matching software. For instance, Benjamin Moore dealers will also scan a photo of your house and let you experiment with color on a computer screen.
For painting new construction, the FPL recommends dipping each piece of siding in a paintable water repellent, priming, then applying two coats of water-based paint. The lab also suggests installing siding on furring strips, creating a ventilated space behind it to reduce vapor. Seal the bottom with screening to keep insects out.
And if two topcoats are used (recommended for new construction), the second should go on within two weeks of the first. There are lots of exterior paints out there. Knowing how to pick the best from a lineup of look-alike cans will help your paint job last well into the next century.
ACRI-HUES is a line of professional, ultra-low VOC, acrylic paints that provide dependable performance, very good durability, adhesion and hide. ACRI-HUES applies easily, dries fast and has very low odor.
ACRI-HUES Exterior Paint is formulated using the highest quality pigments and resins in order to provide for a better hiding, dependable paint. ACRI-HUES Flat, Eggshell and Semi-Gloss are designed to achieve a uniform, smooth finish with a very good balance between sag resistance and flow & leveling. A better hiding, smoother flowing, dependable paint means your project will get done quicker, saving time and money.
Good adhesion means the paint sticks to the substrate allowing for better protection of the painted surface. ACRI-HUES does a better job at sticking to the surface, as the National Brands are more prone to peeling, when exposed to moisture.
Test Method:Paint is applied to aluminum panels and allowed to dry at room temperature for seven days. A layer of black iron oxide slurry is applied to the bottom half of the panel and allowed to dry at room temperature for two hours. To accelerate testing, the panels are placed in an oven at 120 F for two hours to further dry the slurry on the paint film. The panels are cooled and washed under cold tap water. The amount of slurry that remains on the panel is the dirt pick-up.
When two painted surfaces come into contact, such as a door and door jamb, they can stick together, or block. When that happens, the paint can peel from the surface. ACRI-HUES clearly beats the National Brand, as their paint is sticking together and peeling from the surface.
Test Method:Paints are applied to white charts and allowed to dry for 24 hours. The charts are then folded over each other. A weight is then placed on them to force the painted surfaces together. After 24 hours, the face-to-face charts are pulled apart to see if the dried paint stuck together.
Flat paints have the lowest possible sheen or no sheen at all. They provide a muted look and reflect very little light. This helps to minimize surface imperfections while providing a finish that is extremely easy to touch up for future repairs. Flat paints are great for ceilings, low-traffic areas, and areas that will be touched up regularly.
Matte finishes generally have a very slight sheen only noticeable from an angle. They are great for areas where you would like the look of a flat finish but desire a slightly smoother, more durable finish than a typical flat paint.
Low Sheen finishes are great for exterior surfaces because they provide a slightly more durable, dirt resistant finish than a flat without the glare of glossier finishes. For interior walls, low-sheen finishes are generally reserved for commercial spaces where a sheen is desired but touch up will be common. 041b061a72