Types of exterior wall paints compared

Finished exterior wall paints

There are a number of reasons for repainting your home’s exterior. If you are thinking purely aesthetically, perhaps your current exterior is looking worn to the point of necessitating a refresh. Alternatively, it could simply be that you have decided on a change of colour. Curative reasons are far more time sensitive.

Cracked render in itself, is a massive vulnerability. Left unaddressed, it can catalyse the infiltration of damp into your home, potentially causing thousands of pounds of damage in the process. Irrespective of the reason for doing so, you want to be sure that you end up with the best possible result – a great-looking and extremely durable exterior paint finish. To that end, we are here to help.

In this post, we have assessed the merits of different types of exterior wall paints.

Masonry waterproofing paint

Typically, standard exterior paint isn’t up to scratch. Characterised by an underwhelming finish, and more importantly, poor durability, standard water-resistant paint simply will not be able to protect your home long-term.

Unlike our own wall coatings, typical waterproofing paint won’t adequately coat your home. Most water-resistant paints only provide surface-level protection; they sit on top of brickwork instead of really meshing and integrating with the surface.

Weatherproof paint

In contrast to the kind of ‘weatherproof’ paint you can expect to pick up from your local retailer, weatherproof paint from All Weather Coating actually contains all of the components it needs to make it completely resistant to anything the weather can throw at it. Wall coatings owe their impressive ability to repel water to the silicone that is the bedrock/foundation of their chemical makeup.

Silicone is hydrophobic, making it adept at repelling water. Thanks to how lightweight it is, it can easily be fused to a substance to endow it with high water resistance – and this is the case with the best waterproof paint – our own.

Application process

The weakness of home exteriors can stem as much from the method of application as the product itself. External house painting by hand makes it incredibly difficult to comprehensively cover a surface in a uniform fashion. Certain segments will be covered in too much paint, others in too little.

The only certainty is that the final product will be spotty and underwhelming. At All Weather Coating, however, our application process is tried and tested. Over our 15 years of operation, our application process has been tweaked and refined – to the point where it gives a flawless finish time after time. Operated by one of our trained professionals, we use a highly sophisticated pump that carefully regulates the volume of air to paint with extreme accuracy. Applied correctly, a wall coating is given the best opportunity possible to properly protect your home’s exterior.

Colour

Even the most durable house paint from the best exterior paint brand, may not be available in a broad enough range of colours to make them a viable choice for your own home. At All Weather Coating, we have external wall coverings in a diverse array of tones and textures, giving you the freedom to select a coating that matches your home perfectly.

To make a start on painting your home’s exterior, you can get in touch with us by phone, email or through this contact form.

Why you shouldn’t paint your home’s exterior on your own

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DIY tasks range from the simple and straightforward to the drawn-out and difficult. Painting your home’s exterior with a water repellent coating definitely falls into the latter category. And while painting your home’s interior is definitely achievable, its difficulty pales in comparison to painting your home’s exterior – there are just too many pitfalls. With hopes of explaining just how difficult applying waterproof paint is, and contrasting and comparing it with the effectiveness of a professional service, we have put together this informational post. From the financial considerations you have to make before starting to apply weather seal paint to the outer surface of your home, to how long you can expect your hard work to pay dividends for, you will find everything you need to know here.

Doesn’t make sense from a financial standpoint

From a financial perspective, it may be tempting to take the DIY approach. Surely all you need is a tin of paint and you are ready to go? Unfortunately, it simply couldn’t be further from the truth. Applying a coat of paint to your home sounds simple but is actually a laborious process that requires the best weatherproof paint and a detailed understanding of the right methods and techniques. Without this, before you even consider the substandard final product you are likely to be left with, you have to also consider the unintended ill effects – it is somewhat of an inevitability that stray flecks of paint will end up on windows, walls and doors that it wasn’t supposed to. You can incur additional financial damage you hadn’t predicted beforehand, all without accomplishing your task competently.

Likely to result in a less durable finish

Typical masonry paints aren’t capable of fortifying your home’s exterior for an extended period of time. They don’t have the necessary chemical makeup to resist the weather. Weather proof paint wall coatings meanwhile, as well as being many, many times thicker than conventional exterior masonry paint, are also imbued with the latest in weather-resistive technology – silicone. To ensure you have the correct waterproof paint product for your home, as well as the right people applying it, you need to enlist the services of wall coatings specialists.

End result is inferior

In summary, not entrusting the entire process to a professional service is a mistake. From start to finish, you can rest assured that the every single step is executed to perfection. With a wealth of expertise that stems from close to twenty years of applying damp proof paint for exterior walls for homeowners throughout the UK, the All Weather Coating team can provide a comprehensive service that meets all of your requirements. A half-baked DIY approach simply cannot match the thoroughness of a professional one, leaving you frustrated with the amount of time and effort you invested and ultimately disappointed with the end result.

Get in touch today to hire an exterior wall coatings service

For an exterior painting service you can rely on, get in touch with All Weather Coating by phone or email – or even use the contact form on our website. After getting in touch, our team of professionals will survey your property and put together a plan that suits you. We hope to hear from you soon!

How to improve the appearance of your home

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As we are all aware, weather can be an extremely destructive and devastating force. Yet gale-force winds and blinding sheets of rain are not a prerequisite for your home to suffer damage. Even the tamest outburst can discolour a home and pepper the paintwork with stains and smudges. Over time, these imperfections can develop into serious flaws. And these flaws eventually become vulnerabilities through which the weather can afflict your home at will. Alongside the structural damage this creates, it also completely disfigures a home’s exterior. Regardless of whether your choice to hire exterior house painters is spurred by aesthetic or restorative purposes, you will find a solution at All Weather Coating that covers both bases.

Rendering

Beneath layers of paint and wall coatings, is a property’s render. Exterior wall render is the first layer to be applied to brickwork, but is the last line of defence against invading damp. If you have noticed the tell-tale signs of wear and tear, it could be time to consider updating your render. Overdue or not, cracked render repair is imperative to prevent damp from gradually seeping into your home. The actual process of repairing render is relatively straightforward. After identifying any areas of obvious weakness – which are chipped away – our team of experts will go about applying a fresh coat of render. Composed of a custom mix of sand, cement, lime and silicone, this coat of render will be perfectly allied both visually and chemically to your home’s exterior.

Exterior wall coatings

External render repair, on its own, is not normally enough to guarantee that your home’s exterior stays intact for years. That is why, after any irregularities with the external render have been smoothed over, we take the time to apply our weatherproof coatings. Over twenty times thicker than conventional paint, our weatherproof paint is fortified with an array of scientifically tried and tested components that are designed to maximise your walls’ ability to withstand the caprices of the weather.

Penetrating damp treatment

Unfortunately, if damp has already infiltrated your home, you cannot retrospectively establish preventative measures; you are going to need a remedy – and fast. Fortunately for you, our penetrating damp treatment is more than capable of not only eliminating dampness at its source but ensuring that it never has even a glimmer of hope of returning to your home. Thanks to the inclusion of water-resistant silicone, our exterior wall coatings are tailor-made to combat rain and damp. Testament to the durability of our weatherproof coatings is the 25 year guarantee we provide to all homeowners who elect to install them – you can rest assured that our penetrating damp treatment is a long-term solution rather than a stop-gap quick fix.

Contact us today to book a site visit!

If you have been fed up with the dog-eared appearance of your home’s exterior for quite some time, your call to All Weather Coating is well overdue. In a matter of days, we can completely transform your home’s exterior. Not only will we rejuvenate your home’s appearance, we can also guarantee its long-term durability. Once you have got in touch, we can arrange for our team of surveyors to visit your home. From there, they will carefully assess and analyse the condition of your home. After a quick consultation with you, they will agree on the best way to move forward. To revive your home exterior, get in touch with All Weather Coating today – you can contact us by email (info@allweathercoating.co.uk), by phone (0800 169 2049) or by filling out our contact form.

How to weatherproof your house

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The weather poses an ever-present threat to our homes. And unfortunately, residence in the UK tethers our homes to experiencing more than its fair share of rainfall. Rainfall doesn’t discriminate – it is equally likely to accelerate the advance of penetrating damp horizontally through your walls as it is to overburden your gutters and drains to muscle its way into your home.

Damp, in whatever guise, can be devastatingly damaging. There are however, a host of ways you can safeguard your home against the weather. Distinguishing an effective defense from an ineffective one can be somewhat tricky – which is where we come in.

With close to 20 years’ experience weatherproofing homes, we are better positioned than most to offer the lessons we have learned and the tips and tricks of the trade we have picked up along the way – and that is exactly what we are going to do in this post. Without further ado, here are a number of ways you can effectively weatherproof your home.

Exterior wall coatings

Our most popular offering is our exterior wall coating service. You may be asking yourself: firstly, ‘what is an exterior wall coating?’ And secondly, ‘what is the difference between regular external paint and external wall coatings?’

An exterior wall coating is designed to bolster your home’s weather and water resistance. Unlike standard masonry paint, the composition of an exterior wall coating includes silicon and resin, which, as well as making it 20 times thicker than conventional paint, also makes it extremely durable.  

Not only is this product more than capable of fortifying your home against the weather, we are also happy to ensure that it is applied properly too. We will dispatch a team to survey your home before the application process begins. For more information on exactly how this works, visit this page.

Clear coatings

What service you require hinges on the state of your home. If it is in particularly bad shape, you are likely to want the traditional exterior wall coating service that simultaneously covers your home in a fresh coat of paint in the colour you desire.

From our extensive palette of available colours, you are sure to find one that you love. If however, you are content with the appearance of your home’s exterior, but are instead concerned about its ability to fend off the weather, you may well be better off with a clear coating. Clear coat paint from All Weather Coating possesses all of the same benefits as the standard offering, just without any of the associated design alterations.

No matter the state of your home and the weather it may have to endure, we are confident that at All Weather Coating we can find a solution.

Regardless of the kind of wall coating you go for, you can rest assured that it will stand the test of time – all of our coatings are guaranteed to last for 25 years. To book a site visit today, call us on 0800 169 2049, email info@allweathercoating.co.uk or visit our contact page.

What is the difference between exterior masonry paint and exterior wall coatings?

Exterior Masonry Paint Services

There are a number of reasons why you might be looking to resurface the exterior of your home. The brickwork could be beginning to wear away, you might have noticed the appearance of damp, your home may not be quite as well insulated as you would like it to be or, more simply, your paintwork could be flaking and peeling away.

Any of these reasons are as valid as the other for seeking an exterior wall covering solution and any could have led you to ponder the question: what is the difference between exterior masonry paint and exterior wall coatings? Well, you’ve come to the right place; we have close to 20 years’ experience fitting weatherproof wall coatings throughout London and the Home Counties and are more than qualified to clarify the differences.

Why is paint unsuitable for exterior walls?

Typical masonry paint is woefully under-equipped to cover the exterior walls of your home. It simply isn’t composed of hardy enough chemicals to mount a serious defence against the weather.

The thinness of normal paint also doesn’t do it any favours. As well as being far too thin to endure the daily wear and tear imposed on it by the elements, regular paint provides insufficient to properly insulate your home. There should be more to exterior wall coverings than mere appearance.

What separates wall coatings from masonry paint?

Unlike typical masonry paint, weatherproof coatings are custom designed with the explicit intention of protecting your home from the elements. By keeping our finger on the pulse of the latest developments in weatherproofing technology, we always strive to ensure our wall coatings are as weather-resistant as current technology will allow.

One example of this ambition being realised is the incorporation of silicone into our wall coatings. Silicone has demonstrated a superb ability to repel water. It also has the rare distinction of also allowing water vapour to pass freely through it, which is useful for two reasons. One:  any water vapour that forms within the home will be able to leave before it has the chance to accumulate and form damp. Two: the sheer volume of dirt adhering to the surface is dramatically reduced, guaranteeing the longevity of the coatings fresh appearance.

What difference does this make?

All Weather Coating’s exterior wall coating service produces a trifecta of results that simply aren’t attainable using typical exterior masonry paint. They are resilient enough to withstand whatever the weather can throw at them while simultaneously allowing water vapour to escape, they will provide an extra layer of insulation to your home and they are long-lasting – not to mention they look great. We are so confident in their performance that all of our wall coatings are guaranteed to last 25 years.

Take the first step towards fittings exterior wall coatings today

Contact us: by phone (0800 169 2049) by email (info@allweathercoating.co.uk) or through our contact form. We will dispatch a team to survey your home and come up with the perfect solution. We look forward to hearing from you!