Give life to your exterior (shutters, grills, garden furniture, facade, etc.) by choosing a specific paint. To help you make the right choice, here are 2 tips to consider.

Consider the Different Types of Paint Available

To paint exterior elements, two options are available to you: (you should assess both possibilities before going on with the details)

The first is waterborne or water-based paint. This one has little odor. It is also resistant to humidity, weather and UV. Its greatest advantage is its quick drying. Compared to solvent-based paint, water-based paint is less harmful to the environment. Waterborne paint is available in several variants: acrylic, siloxane, or hydro-pilolite.

For painting exterior elements, oil-based or solvent-based paint is a good alternative. It exists in two distinct variants: pilolite paint and polyurethane paint. Unlike the water phase, the solvent phase has very good moisture resistance. However, it takes a little time to dry. It is also less environmentally friendly than water-based paint. On the other hand, these two exterior paints have the same resistance to UV and weathering.

Consider the Type of Substrate

The exterior paint type also depends on the type of substrate to be treated. For example, choose a multi-substrate paint to paint a ferrous metal, aluminum, plastic, and wood surface. It has the advantage of drying quickly and lasting between 6 and 8 years. It also allows you to harmonize your exterior.

If you are looking for paint for the facade, you have a lot of choices: facade coatings and renderings, base paint, windowsill paint, or siding paint.

If it’s a garden shed, a gate, or wooden garden furniture, it’s best to use wood paint. You can also use multi-substrate paint. Regardless of the type of paint selected, it is essential to apply an undercoat. This prepares the surface for installation and improves the paint’s durability.

To paint aluminum, copper, iron, galvanized metal, and zinc surfaces, choose a paint designed for this purpose. It is a product that will protect your metal elements from corrosion, rust, and climatic constraints and enhance their value.

As for plastic supports, choose a multi-support paint or a specific paint reserved for this purpose. To strengthen the adhesion of the paint on plastic surfaces, the application of an undercoat is essential.

Choose floor paint if you plan to paint exterior floorings such as brick, concrete, cement, or wood. It protects surfaces from impact and stains. It also withstands frost, heat and UV rays. It’s a great solution for renovating or decorating a balcony, garage or driveway.

If you are a good handyman, you can do the work yourself. However, to benefit from exterior painting work that meets standards, it is recommended that you contact a professional.