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No one wants to paint the entire exterior of their home only to have to do it again next year. If you want a paint job that lasts, you need to have the right products. That means choosing the right paint, primer, and tools for the job. This can be further complicated because there’s no perfect painting products for all homes. You have to consider your home’s substrate, your climate, and the shape of your home. So what are the best paint products for your Massachusetts home?
Before you start to paint, you’ll need the right primer. But primer is never one-size-fits-all. It depends largely on the substrate of your home — your siding or masonry. Fiber cement and masonry, for instance, is particularly vulnerable to mildew so you want to find primer that helps resist this, such as acrylic masonry primer. Wood siding, on the other hand, is better suited by oil-based primer. You can in fact find specific wood primer. With vinyl and aluminium siding, you may not need primer, so long as the paint you use is strong and the siding has been thoroughly cleaned.
When choosing paint for your home, you should consider your climate. New England is blessed to experience all four seasons in beautiful form, but the weather is also fickle and changeable. Storms can be intense, and temperature changes can cause the walls to expand and contract, causing paint to peel. Flexible paint like latex paint is a good call here, because it can move with the walls and resist cracking and peeling. Of course, it depends on the kind of primer you use and the walls of your home, so it’s a good idea to talk to a paint professional before you settle on a type of paint.
Many painting contractors will use spray paint because it’s easier to apply. However, it’s not the most precise method. Paint spray can can lead to spotty or thin coverage, and it can potentially be messy for the surrounding area. At No Risk Painting, we continue to use brushes and rollers, getting up close and personal with the walls of your home. The reason is that rollers and brushes lead to a smoother, thicker paint job. The color will be more vibrant, and it will last for longer, allowing you less maintenance and less frequent exterior house painting jobs.
What about the right contractor? At No Risk Painting, we take care to make sure your exterior house painting is high quality and to make sure that no risk is placed on you. You’ll never pay a dime for labor until you’re completely satisfied with the work we’ve done. Contact us today for more information or a free quote on your own house painting.