There are a variety of paints to choose from for the
exteriors of your house. Depending on the type of finish
you desire you can choose paints for the exteriors. The
information given below gives you a brief idea of the
types and the best exterior paints available in the market
and gives you important characteristics of each type.
paint is durable, dries fast and easy to cleanup. As it is
mildew proof it can be applied over damp exterior as well.
It has to be applied without using a thinner as it is. Do
not spread too thin while applying.
paint is a type of latex paint. This paint is thinned with
water and can be applied on any kind of surface including
primer-applied metal. This too dries rapidly.
paint is a synthetic paint that has to be diluted with
solvent. This paint is a little like oil based paints but
dries quickly. Can be used over old oil based paint or
alkyd based paint as it covers and hides perfectly.
paint takes a long time to dry up and it quite messy. But
is extremely durable. As it takes a long time to dry,
using it for exteriors can be a problem due to insects and
are used to seal fresh wood and metal. Use only one coat
of primer. The same applies for finish use only one coat.
Primer cannot be used as finish and vice versa. Applying
primer is easier than applying finish, but as the surface
is fresh a lot of paint is required.
can be solvent thinned or water thinned and produce a
transparent, semitransparent or solid finish for original
wood siding and trim. Some stains have preservatives and
other give wood an antique finish.
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