Getting your woodwork looking its best is what applying the perfect top coat is all about, but it’s not always as easy as it should be.
While anyone can walk into a hardware or DIY store and pick out a colour, not all paint types were created equal. To make sure you never make one of the most common mistakes when it comes to DIY, we’re going to highlight the three best options for exterior woodwork.
Latex is one of the best paints for exterior woodwork
Latex paint is known for its ease of use and quick clean up, making it a popular option for DIY enthusiasts looking to make some quick progress. Another selling point is that it dries quickly and helps you avoid all of the sudden downpours that typify the weather here in the UK.
You’ll also be pleased to know that latex paint is much less likely to fade or start yellowing in the sunshine over time than other paint types. This means you can sleep easy knowing that your home is going to look as good as new for many years to come.
Satin paint is popular for finishing exterior woodwork
Satin is characterised by a low-reflective finish that does a great job of masking surface imperfections. Although it’s low-reflective by nature, there’s a slight gloss to the finish so you can still clean it quickly and easily compared to most other paint types.
Another thing we love about satin paint is that it is durable and holds up well against abrasion from knocks and hard weather. This is really important if you want to ensure your home always looks its best, no matter what Mother Nature throws at it.
If in doubt, always pick satin paint over standard matte options when it’s time to add a little more colour to your exterior woodwork.
Acrylic paint works well on exterior woodwork
Water-based acrylic paint is probably the longest lasting paint because it can stand up to weathering from rain, ice and sunshine. This all combines to leave you with a paint job that stays looking as good as new for many years to come.
Acrylic is available in the full range of colours you’d expect, is widely available and quick and easy to apply. But we’ve told you about three types of paint that all sound great, so how do you know which one to pick?
The secret to picking the right exterior wood paint
If in doubt, ask the experts here at Advanced Painters and we’ll guide you through everything you need to know. From picking the right wood paint to finding the best time to apply it, we’ll take care of everything so you don’t have to.
Why do it any other way when the experts are just a call or click away?