A coat of paint not only creates an attractive appearance for years to come, it also protects exterior surfaces from moisture, fading and temperature changes. A high-quality paint will provide better protection, complete coverage, easier application and longer-lasting results. When it comes to buying paint, you have lots of choices, some determined by your application and others that are based solely on your preference. Before you learn about all of the options available to you, use the following questions to focus in on the needs of your project:
- What types of exterior surfaces do you plan to paint?
- Are they chalky or layered with previous coats of oil paint?
- Are you painting bare wood, metal or concrete?
- Does the surface require frequent cleaning or have imperfections?