Expert Tips When Choosing External Paints and Finishes
Choosing a colour palette is just one part of the process of selecting external paint. After all the effort of applying K rend or Tyrolean plaster, you want to be sure the paint and finish can withstand UV radiation and harsh weather conditions without peeling, fading, or cracking.
For the best results, only use products that are packed with top-quality additives, pigments, and resins. A clean and smooth surface where they’ll be applied to is also necessary. Do you want to know what else you should consider for external paint? Check out our handy guide below.
Start with a colour scheme
When painting the exterior parts of your home, experts recommend selecting three colours: a focal colour for the walls, a second colour for the trim, and an extra pop of colour for window panes or your front door. Monochromatic and complementary shades are your safest bet. Your local DIY store will have a great selection of stylish neutrals and pale hues.
What’s the best paint finish to go for?
Beyond aesthetic appeal, paint finishes also come with additional advantages. For instance, a flat and non-reflective finish, matte external paint effectively conceals surface imperfections, such as bumps and scratches. Gloss finish, on the other hand, is recommended for high-traffic outdoor areas, such as exterior doors and windows, that are likely to get scratched and bumped because of their durability and easy clean properties.
Invest in premium-quality external paints
Whether you are hiring a professional to do the job or pulling off a do-it-yourself project, the most cost-efficient strategy when it comes to painting your house is to invest in a premium external paint. High-quality external paints, offer high coverage and are guaranteed to be waterproof and resistant to all weather conditions. They will last a long time and give you the most value for money.
Sample paint colours
Unfortunately, there are some homeowners who take this step for granted. Sampling external paint colours for your house may seem unimportant but the truth is doing so can save you from a costly mistake. Paint colours, no matter how safe your choice may be, can reflect differently on various surfaces and depending on the light condition. With colour sampling, you get a glimpse of how a particular external paint is going to sit on your walls.
The right type of paint for surfaces
Aside from colours, the external paint’s surface suitability should also be taken into account. As a rule of thumb, external masonry paints are perfect for brick, concrete, stonework, and pebbledash.
When it comes to external paints, dry lining and plastering materials, mesh and render beads, choose Amaroc. Get in touch with our team of experts by calling 01793 232930 (Swindon) or 0117 3017474 (Bristol).