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The Main Factors of Paint Selection

Posted on Friday, 16 October 2015

exterior house painting in Needham

When thinking about getting an exterior house painting in Needham, there are a few things that you need to mull over. In fact, for your paint alone, you should give it quite a bit of deliberation. In that vein, there are a few main factors that you want to consider in selecting your paint.


Though it may sound simple, the color selection process should be handled with deep consideration. All the colors of the exterior of your home should complement each other, from your roof, to the siding, to the trim and even to your driveway. It all works together to create one cohesive picture of your home, so make sure that the colors you choose add to and do not take way from your aesthetics.

Paint Type

There are a few different aspects of the paint type that you will want to consider:

• Oil or water base: water based paint dries quicker and involves easy clean up, while oil based paint dries slow and smells strong but leaves a cleaner finish with one coat

• Solvent: the spreading or thinning agent; helps to determine how far the paint will stretch and therefore how much you need to buy

• Binder: how well the paint adheres to the surface

To help determine the best choice for you, do some research and select the paint with the most favorable characteristics related to the job you are looking to accomplish.


Some of today’s paint options come with primers already in them. If not, you may want to consider purchasing and utilizing a primer separately. It can really help in preparation for your paint job in making sure that the area is smooth, that the color will go on evenly and that it will stay on longer.

Though there are a few other things that you may consider during your selection process, the aforementioned things are strong factors. If you make sure that you cover your bases with these things, you can set yourself up for a proper exterior house painting in Needham.