5 Things To Consider When Choosing an Exterior Coating for Your Next Home Project

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There was a time when choosing an exterior coating for a home project was relatively simple. Basically, there was paint, then there was nothing. Just as is the case with any other coating, paint has its advantages and disadvantages. The good news is that, over the years, many companies have gotten into the act of advancing the coatings industry to the point where, today, most people hardly recognize the differences, much less understand what they are.

Anyone who is a comparison shopping really is in luck because not only are there a wide variety of colors available, but technology has gotten into the act of providing some very high-end science with the goal of protecting homes and buildings and providing for a vast array of needs beyond color. Before you get started, it’s a good idea to find a painting company that can get you started. Don’t just buy anything because you don’t want to short change yourself before you buy. The truth is, however, that a painting company is usually the very best place to start on your coatings journey. Other considerations follow.


It should go without saying, but bears repeating, that paint only covers what is already on a home or building. There is little or no texture added when paint is applied. This is obviously a drawback, but if this is what you like, go for it. After all, a splash of color will add a lot of pizzazz to a building.


It doesn’t take a meteorologist to know the weather that is constantly beating down on homes and other buildings takes a heavy toll. And, when you combine whatever the weather is like in a particular area where a home or building is, that wear and tear is multiplied manifold. The good news in this is that coatings of many types are available that are created to protect services even under the most adverse conditions.


It might not occur to many people, but the way a coating is applied to a home or building makes a huge difference in how long it lasts and protects. The best way to select an application method is to talk to an expert and ask for advice. It might not occur to you, but this is the best conversation you will ever have for the maintenance of your home.

Experience Counts

Before you commit to anyone for applying the coating on a home project or building, check the qualifications and experience of the contractor. Anyone who is known for good work can probably be trusted for your job.


This might not have any direct correlation with choosing the exterior coating, but it does have everything to do with the project. Ask yourself, what is the contractor like? In your dealings with them, do they have a good reputation with other owners and even other contractors? Do they present themselves as being open and honest in their business dealings with you? Does it seem like they are hiding something? Trust your gut.

There are many things to consider when selecting an exterior coating for a home project. The good news in this is that, when the time and effort is taken to make sure it is done right, the chances are good you will end up with a finished product you can be proud of.


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