Exterior house paint really has its job cut out for it. More than just aesthetics, house paint needs to be able to withstand chilly winters, scorching Australian summers, heavy rainfall, and the daily dose of UV radiation – all without cracking, fading or peeling!
Now for your house paint to do it’s job – and do it well – it needs to be applied cleanly to a smooth surface. Regardless of how many resins, pigments and additives your house paint has, if it’s not applied correctly chances are you’ll be back outside with a ladder and brush much sooner than you expected.
Properly applied, new paint should last for a good 15 years, provided you use top-quality materials and apply them with care.
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Paint technology has come a long way in a short amount of time, and that’s good news for any avid weekend warrior. A trip to your local paint shop or hardware store will give way to a variety of high quality products.
Ideally, you want to look for an exterior paint with “100% acrylic latex” on the label. The latex in the paint means it will be flexible, breathable and – most importantly – colourfast. What’s more, because it adheres tenaciously to most surfaces, you can use it with confidence on wood, vinyl, metal, and masonry.
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint will do for a tired home – and for less financial outlay than most other remodelling jobs! Plus, that new thin skin of resin and pigment will also protect your investment from the prevailing elements for years to come.
If your exterior paint is beginning to crack or peel, perhaps it’s time to consider a fresh coat. To obtain a free quote from one of our preferred partners, click here