Selecting the right exterior paint for your home can be quite a headache. When you pick out paint, you will find hundreds of colors available, and you have to pick the finish too! Beyond that, different paint qualities will affect how many coats of paint are needed and what kind of coverage and lifespan you can expect from the finished product. So how do you choose the right product for your home? Let's discuss the three main things to consider when choosing your paint.
The first thing you need to do is decide on the colors you want. Start by getting a general idea of what you wish to be your primary color. When painting exteriors, you have many options, but you should first consider the style of your home, your yard, and the overall look of your neighborhood to determine which color schemes will fit best. Often homeowners are limited to specific color selections due to their homeowner association rules and regulations. Is there brick or stone veneer, what sort of exposure does your home receive (what direction does it face?), and what is the color of your roof? There are so many things to consider!
Choose a Finish
As with colors, you may notice that finishes come and go with whatever's trending. Flat, matte, satin/eggshell, or semi-gloss finishes are the most popular. Satin or eggshell is the preferred choice for exterior paint among homeowners. The truth is the finish you choose should depend on where you are painting. Some finishes are more resistant to staining and easier to clean, while others are better for durability.
Choose a Quality
The length of time the product and color will last depends on the quality of the paint chosen. Less expensive paint options require repainting quickly, whereas the more expensive options tend to last longer. Additionally, lower-quality paint may require more coats to reach a satisfactory level. When choosing which exterior paint is better for your home, it is always best to consult your paint professional.
Important Note: If you are unsure where to begin choosing the best product, make sure to consult with a national paint expert at Performance Painting. We can help you understand the various paint colors, finishes, and quality variations at your disposal and can help you make the best decision for you, your wallet, and your home.