A home provides shelter from adverse weather, but its outdoor areas often show the side-effects of abuse from the elements. Painted walls pelted by rain can dull, while decking can warp and splinter.
Many of the aesthetic issues caused by the weather can be resolved with a coat of paint. Exterior paints are specially formulated to handle the worst the weather can throw at them, but the specific surface being painted will influence the type of outdoor paint being used.
After choosing the right paint, Scott Anson Painters and Decorators Ltd. believes picking the correct time to complete the project is crucial.
Refreshing outdoor walls can bring colour, style and character to a property. If you are painting brick, pebbledash, cement, concrete or stone walls, you will need masonry paint. This type of paint will provide a decorative finishing touch to exterior walls whilst also protecting the surface from weather damage. If the walls are bumpy or uneven, opting for a matt masonry paint will help disguise any imperfections.
Decks and Patios
When it comes to refreshing wooden decking or patios, opt for acrylic latex-based paints. These paints are weather-resistant and offer good protection from foot traffic in high-usage areas. Decking paint can be useful for repairing slightly damaged wooden surfaces and comes in a wide range of colours.
Opting for paint with a high-gloss finish will help a front door to withstand damage and add a shiny finishing touch to a property. As well as protecting from weather damage, repainting a front door can freshen up the entire front of a property and give a great first impression to prospective buyers.
When it comes to repainting outdoor furniture, the best type of paint will depend on the furniture’s construction. If the furniture is metal, oil-based paints will be most effective when it comes to preventing it from rusting. If the furniture is wooden or wicker, consider a latex-based spray paint to achieve even and smooth paint coverage.