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Exterior Painting

The exterior of a building is a kind of "face" of any structure whether it is a residential house or a historical building, a high-rise business center, pub, shop or a sports structure. The appearance of the exterior beautiful with just painted windows, outside windows sills and painted doors are plays an important role in how we view the building in general. Once a house has been repaired and painted, the façade is given a certain aesthetic feel. It is after exterior painting that the façade finish catches the eye of those around you.

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Exterior paints can quickly revive or completely change the appearance of your home, while their chemical composition protects it from  atmospheric factors and temperature extremes. The correct application of high-quality Exterior paint on a well-prepared surface is the key to the long service of the painted outside. To find out more about painting outside of house methods and prices, contact us today.

The main requirement for paint materials is weather resistance. When it comes to painting concrete walls, the alkalinity resistance of the paint is just as important. Also, if the exterior is not being painted for the first time, the new paint should be fully compatible with the old paint. Otherwise, the coating can bubble and peel off quickly, which, you will agree, does not add to the attractiveness of the exterior. Paint coat not only gives the walls of the building an attractive appearance, but also protects the walls from the aggressive effects of climatic factors: sharp temperature fluctuations, hot summer sun and overwatering in rainy autumn and winter.

EXTERIOR DESIGN OPTIONS:

  • a good option is to combine shades of the same color used in the roof and outside walls;
  • it is better to use natural colors for the walls;
  • a variety of colors has a negative impact on the appearance of the house, the maximum number of colors is three or four;
  • if the roof is painted in bright colors, use calm tones for the outside walls;
  • using only one color for the whole house is not a good option.

VARIETY OF PAINTS FOR THE EXTERIOR

Properly chosen paint will keep the exterior cleaner for longer, protecting it from contamination by city dust and exhaust gases. The exterior of a house should be taken as seriously as the interior. After all, the façade makes the house stand out and is also the first impression. There are many exterior paints on the market with different compositions, properties and functions.

1. Vinyl paints are losing popularity to acrylic because they have low vapor permeability and contain a lot of water, are not highly resistant to chemical pollution, are very durable and lose color over time.

2. Alkyd paints are made of vegetable acid, alcohol and anhydride. Such paints are very elastic but the higher the elasticity, the longer the drying time of the paint.

3. acrylic paints have a high degree of protection of outside walls from sun, temperature and moisture. Such paints have a huge range of colors. They are best for use on concrete surfaces. They do not have a high vapor permeability. There are three types of acrylic paint: water-based, organic solvent-based and latex acrylics.

4. Silicones are a mixture of acrylic and silicate. They have a low water absorption capacity. Silicone paints have very low water vapor permeability and high solar and thermal protection. They are mechanically robust. Silicone paints are available in a wide variety of colors.

5. Oil-based coatings are becoming less popular due to big disadvantages. Oil paint takes a long time to dry. When applied to a surface, such paints are not very comfortable. With time, oil paints lose color and become dull.

6. Acrylic-silicone paints combine properties of acrylic and silicone. They have rather high vapor permeability and low water absorption. They have good abrasion resistance and self-cleaning properties.

7. Silicate colors are best suited for calcareous surfaces. Do not use such paint on plaster or organic facades. The main binder in silicate paint is potassium silicate glass, which is highly vapor permeable.

TIPS FOR CHOOSING PAINT FOR THE OUTSIDE OF THE HOUSE

1. The paint must contain a large amount of binders to ensure that the paint adheres firmly to the outside walls.

2. Find out information about the paint's absorption coefficient. The lower the water absorption coefficient of the paint, the better the protection of the house against water, mold, fungi and even cracks. The optimum is 50 g/m².

3. Pay attention to UV resistance. Exposure to sunlight causes the paint to fade, change color and lose its presentable appearance. In this case, acrylic, acrylic-silicone or exterior paint should be preferred.

4. Abrasion resistance is another important consideration when choosing a façade paint. This value is measured in cycles. A façade paint with an abrasion value of 5000 cycles is an excellent option.

5. To really see the color of the paint, you need to go outside with the paint and see how the paint looks in the sun.

6. For warm regions, it is preferable to choose light colors in house painting that will repel heat. In the north or for colder climates, dark and warm colors that attract heat and provide additional heating to the room will be suitable.

The correct application of high-quality exterior paint on a well-prepared surface is the key to the long service of the painted exterior. To find out more about our exterior painting method and prices, contact us now.