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Best Fade Resistant Exterior Paint: The Lowdown

best fade resistant exterior paint

There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to make your home look and ‘feel’ better. Unfortunately, thanks to the elements, the feel-good factor doesn’t always last that long. Whether your home is located on a blasted heath or in the heart of suburbia, the British weather takes its toll.

Depending on the quality of the exterior finish, the quality of workmanship, and the location of your property, a bit of thunder, lightning or some rain may soon have you, your ladders and paint brush asking when shall we three meet again? All too soon, is the inevitable answer.

So, what is the best fade resistant ? It’s time to find out…

Ways To Stop Exterior Wall Paint Fading: The Basics

The obvious answer is to strip back the paint and go au naturel. Exposed stone or brick work is a fashionable solution and, depending on how your home is constructed, can be just as attractive as a painted finish.

Exposed stone comes with its own problems – the first being the process of removing paint.

Some experts recommend that paint should be allowed to weather itself off naturally, to reduce the risk of damage to the surface beneath. This might take years, and it will involve a lengthy period of disgruntled looks and meaningful sighs from the neighbours!

Alternatively, you can remove the paint yourself (or employ a contractor). This needs to be done properly, to avoid damaging the stone or brick work. It’s a painstaking, time consuming and potentially dangerous job if you need to work at heights.

If you employ a professional, it’s one of those jobs that won’t come cheap – add scaffolding to your price list to start with!

Waterproofs For Your Home?

Today, there are a number of water-proofing paints available on the market. These are designed to resist the elements more effectively than traditional paints and, in some cases, may be better for the building in the long run.

Traditional paints, and some modern, waterproof paints, do come with their own problems, however.  Paints that don’t allow a building to breathe can cause serious damp problems within the walls and on internal surfaces.

If a paint or finish traps water in the structure, be that brick or stone, the trapped moisture can build up over time, causing significant deterioration to the material and structure of the building.

Waterproofing paints also help to create an internal barrier, allowing condensation to build up on internal walls, but not enabling it to escape.

A spray on wall insulation product therefore increases the energy efficiency of your home, and reduces the risk of damp, as well as being one of the best ways to stop exterior wall paint fading!

Wall Insulation? We’re Talking About Paint, Right?

Yes, but paint and waterproofing solutions have their own problems. For a finish that lasts, needs minimal repair and not only protects against moisture but adds insulation to your home, modern external wall insulation offers the best of all worlds.

Home Logic Wall insulation is one of these, and whilst it is an insulation product, it has a number of side benefits which will mean those regular weather-beaten meetings with the old paint brush and ladders can be kept to an absolute minimum.

Spray on wall insulation works by coating the brick or stone work of your home, with a substance that chemically bonds to stone or brick work. This bonding effect has a number of advantages:

Wall Insulation Advantage No.1: Enables The Building To Breathe

Firstly, the product bonds to every surface, including the surface of small pores within the brick or stone. It’s these pores which allow the building to breathe.

By bonding to the inner surfaces of the pores, Home Logic Wall Insulation doesn’t stop the building breathing; allowing it to perform naturally as it should.

Wall Insulation Advantage No.2: Increases Energy Efficiency

Secondly, the product forces water away from the surface, and stops it building up within those pores. Damp walls reduce the building’s ability to retain heat, creating a thermal bridge and increasing heat loss.

A spray on wall insulation product therefore increases the energy efficiency of your home, and reduces the risk of damp, as well as being one of the best ways to stop exterior wall paint fading!

best fade resistant exterior paint

A coat of render is also applied with the product and this can be coloured as you choose. The finished product is a hard-wearing, clean and provides a long-lasting finish which will last for years, with only the most minimal of maintenance required!

Masonry Paint: The Superior Self-Cleaning Solution

The benefits in terms of appearance are, to some extent, side ones. Before the spray is applied a thorough clean, usually with a pressure washer, is required. This gets rid of any areas of dirt and algae.

Once applied, the product removes all traces of dirt and algae, as any water hitting the building washes these away – making the new covering superbly self-cleaning!

A coat of render is also applied with the product and this can be coloured as you choose. The finished product is a hard-wearing, clean and provides a long-lasting finish which will last for years, with only the most minimal of maintenance required.

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