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Nov 27

Written by: Mark Thissell
11/27/2018 10:12 AM 

Any commercial painter in Concord will tell you the secrets of successful exterior painting. One of them is coating the surface with only the best exterior paint.

Why only the best exterior paint when you can buy cheaper ones that, you think, will save you money? It's up to your discretion, but it won't hurt if you listen to your commercial painters because obviously, they know all about paints too well. Yes, the best exterior paints may be quite expensive, but the benefits they provide will outlast their initial cost. These benefits include better coating, increased protection against most natural elements, as well as less maintenance. Remember that the siding is subject to lots of punishment, so that's why the ones that protect your business also need protection themselves. And only the best quality exterior paint that can seal the job.

Fortunately, it doesn't require you to search far and wide for the best exterior paints. Many people (including experts) advise you to get quality paints from no other than the biggest names like Benjamin Moore and Sherwin-Williams, which is only practical because these are the most trusted paint brands.

The following lists some of the best exterior paints most experts recommend:

1) Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint and Primer in One for general paint jobs

Are you running behind schedule that you don't have the time to apply primer and paint separately? This Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint and Primer in One will solve your problems, whether you're painting a new surface or doing a repainting job. Its special formulation helps coat surfaces evenly, helps protect them from natural elements, and saves you a lot of time and effort. The Behr Premium Plus Ultra Exterior Paint and Primer in One will change the way you paint.

Like many other premium paints, it doesn't come cheap. However, its durability and versatility make it worth every penny.

2) Kilz Exterior Siding, Fence and Barn Paint – for painting sidings and fences

Both residential and commercial buildings use siding because it's the most widely used exterior building material. The Kilz Exterior Siding, Fence and Barn Paint is a good quality exterior paint which doesn't make a big hole in your pocket. Good for most surfaces from wood to fiber cement to masonry; it also works on both porous and non-porous surfaces.

The Kilz Exterior Siding, Fence and Barn Paint normally covers up to 500 square feet of the surface, but that also depends on the type of siding. It does well even on a single coat, but if you need a second coat, you don't have to sit and wait for long as it dries. Drying generally takes about two hours after the first application. This paint's formulation allows it to become self-priming once you apply it on the surface.

3) Rust-Oleum Zinsser 1-Qt. PermaWhite Exterior Satin – for painting areas most susceptible to mold and mildew

Other paints serve as a mere barrier between the surface it's supposed to protect and the moisture that's present outside, the main factor of mold and mildew. But the Rust-Oleum Zinsser does more than just that. It also contains mildewcide which inhibits the growth of molds and mildew, therefore preventing them from spreading more deeply below into the surfaces. If you are painting certain parts of the exterior that are not usually exposed to sunlight – shutters, siding, doors, windows, eaves – you should use this paint. It is highly resistant to moisture, but it's also easy to clean.

Thanks to technological and scientific advances, exterior paints have dramatically improved over the years. This has also led to the production of different kinds of exterior paints. Commercial painters in Concord are trained to use the best kinds of paints for certain types of exterior surfaces, but of course, the paint job will be at its most successful if the surfaces are properly cleaned and prepped prior to painting.

 

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