Previously we discussed the correct way to have the exterior of your Tucson home prepped and the different application methods that should be employed on different surfaces. Now let’s talk paint.
How Many Coats of Paint do you need?
The number of coats of paint applied will affect the bottom line. Obviously 2 coats will last longer than 1. However it is important to remember if you want the Paint Manufacturer to stand behind their product you will need to have 2 coats applied. Since most people can’t tell how much paint has been applied with the naked eye, always ask your Pint Contractor how much surface is going to be painted and how much paint they are going to use and he came to that conclusion. This will ensure that your job is in line with the manufactures requirements and your warranty is valid.
What Kind of Paint Should I use?
There are various brands of paint; many Painting Contractors have their favorite as do I. The important thing to remember is that you want a premium quality acrylic paint. To have an acrylic paint is not enough, there many different quality acrylics. To my way of thinking, a good indication you’re getting a premium quality acrylic paint is if the manufacturer is willing to warrant the paint in writing for more than 2 years. The brand I primarily use and recommend has paints the warrant for 15 and 25 years. They also have 2 products with a lifetime warranty! This warranty is backed by one of the country’s largest Paint Manufactures. A solid nationwide company that passed the test of time!
There are many advantages of using a premium quality acrylic paint. Here are a few, acrylics dry harder this will help protect the surface from the elements. They are more resistant to the harmful U. V. rays that we deal with some much in Tucson. They have better color retention, all paints (Pigments) fade with time, the better quality acrylics slow down the fading process. All the things combined add to the lifespan of the paint job, giving the exterior of your home longer lasting protection.
When you’re ready to make your final decision I hope you keep these suggestions in mind. In today’s economic climate many Painters are simply selling a price not worrying about the consequences and taking advantage of the homeowners trust. They offer no more than a band aid, it really is a waste of money. The truth is, you get what you pay for no matter how it’s presented. So it you want a top quality paint job on the exterior of your Tucson home, one that offers value and protection. We’re your Tucson Painting Contractor, please give us a call. I look forward to hearing from you, and working with you!