Best Paint & Colors for the Exterior of Your Raleigh Home
There are so many decisions to make when you decide to paint the exterior of your home.
One of those decisions is to pick a brand of paint and to pick a new paint color.
There are so many colors and types of paint on the market, how do you know which one is the best?
After years of exterior house painting experience, our experts have found that both Sherwin Williams Duration and Benjamin Moore Aura are the top exterior house paints.
Both companies are known for having reliable paints that last a long time, however, Benjamin Moore Aura takes first place over Sherwin Williams.
Benjamin Moore Aura has a lot of great qualities for exterior paint. It used to apply thin, but not now! With a refined resin and thicker application, it simply covers like crazy!
Unlike most paints, the dried finish is not sticky, making it perfect for doors and windows. Paints that leave a sticky film on exterior doors and windows result in peeling, especially around the weather striping.
Stickier paints also attract dirt and debris that may stick to your newly painted home.
Benjamin Moore Aura also used to lack flexibility. But not now! This used to be a real problem. It was so bad that it would not cover hairline cracks found in plywood wood and sometimes even caulked expansion joints.
Picking the Right Paint Color
Now that we have briefly discussed exterior house paint, it’s time to pick a color.
Painting the exterior of your home is an investment. The quality of paint products you choose plays an important role in how long your paint job will last and so does your color choice.
Fading is the premature or excessive lightening of the paint color that can occur on surfaces with sunny exposures. Fading can be caused by many things, adding more tint to the coating than is recommended, where ever there is significant sunlight exposure and excessive chalking of the paint film.
Many exterior painting products claim excellent color retention, but there are still a few colors that are simply more problematic than others.
Color retention is largely determined by how little or much colorant it takes to make the color. Darker colors are mostly tinted and tend to attract heat. The vulnerability to UV radiation will result in fading.
Colors like bright reds, blues, yellows, and some grays will be more naturally subject to fading.
Colors like tans, beiges, and browns tend to be more stable on the exterior surface. When you are looking at paint colors, remember that inorganic colors like (beiges, browns, and other earth tones) tend to be more stable because the pigments used in these colors are less likely to break down.
Your Raleigh Home Exterior House Painting Experts
Ensure that your home gets top quality paint for your next exterior home painting project.
We specialize in exterior house painting and repairs. We provide services to the Raleigh, Wake Forest, Wake Forest, and Chapel Hill areas.
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