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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

waterproof paint

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!