How to Choose Paints and Colours for the Exterior of Your Home
The right paint—and colour—can not only protect the exterior of your home, but also express your personal style.
Mother Nature's punishing effects on a house invariably come to light as we emerge from winter and launch into warmer weather and longer days.
Exterior paints and stains are a home's best protection against the elements, and how long and how well an exterior paint or stain will do its job to protect a house depends on the quality and type of the paint or stain, the quality of the preparation, and the quality of the application.
Choosing the Right Paint
Recent breakthroughs in paint technology have yielded a new generation of eco-friendly, low-VOC exterior paints and stains, such as Aura® Exterior Paint and Arborcoat® Waterborne Exterior Stain. This new breed of high-performance exterior coatings performs better than other paints and stains and withstands the test of time.
When selecting a quality exterior paint or stain for your home, keep in mind the following attributes:
In addition to its protective value, a new coat of paint or stain can be aesthetically transforming—and choosing a paint colour is always a challenge. Here are a few ideas:
So take the plunge and beautify and protect your home for years to come.
Get started with our new Colour Gallery paint colour visualization tool, which will help you select the colours—and colour combinations—that would will work best for you.
See how colours will look on your home before making a purchase with our Personal Colour Viewer online colour visualization tool.