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The Big Questions: What Is High Build Paint?

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The paint market can be confusing at the best of times with so many different types and brands of paint available. However, no matter how difficult it can be to choose the right paint, it’s essential that you do.

This is especially the case with the exterior of your property, where the walls are subjected to extreme weather and temperature changes throughout the year. For the perfect protection, you need the perfect paint.

But what paint is the perfect choice?

A lot of paints will give you a good finish, but not every paint is going to be able to offer more than that. One option that does offer more is high build paint, but what is high build paint and is it going to be the perfect choice for your home?

It’s time to find out… 

High Build Paint: What Makes It Different?

High build paint is not the same as your standard masonry paint. The biggest difference is in the thickness of the paint, or the thickness of the film that it creates.

Whilst most average exterior paints will provide a coating of around 3mm, high build paint can be used to create a much thicker layer. The film that a high build paint can create can reach up to around 30mm, which is considerably thicker than most paints. 

The reason that a high build paint can deliver such a thick film is because the paint is comprised of more solid content, when compared to average masonry paints. The paint can be used on walls and other surfaces, like floors, to create a much stronger barrier.

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The great performance of a high build paint makes it a good choice for exterior walls, but is it really the best choice overall for curbing your costs?

Is It Worth Using High Build Paint?

The thickness of the film that a high build paint creates is one benefit to the product, as it makes covering small cracks in exterior walls much easier, but that isn’t the only benefit to the paint.

A high build paint also offers some additional protection to exterior walls than can make it a much more worthwhile investment than standard paints. A layer of high build paint also helps to protect against moisture damage.

The water protection that high build paint provides can lower the susceptibility of exterior walls to wind-driven rain damage, standard moisture damage and the damage that can be caused when water freezes in the cracks on exterior walls. 

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A professional wall coating is an effective barrier against the damaging effects of adverse weather, like wind-driven rain and is a great investment to improve the curb-appeal of a property – giving it a new lease on life with a clear, coloured, or textured finish

Is There an Alternative to High Build Paint?

High build paint is not unique in providing additional protection to exterior walls, there are other products out there that can offer the similar and better benefits.

One type of exterior wall coating that is proven to provide substantial protection is a proPERLA protective wall coating. This unique paint type is one of the best options on the market for exterior wall protection and with a professional finish, can greatly enhance exterior walls. 

This type of exterior wall coating can:

  • Create an invisible or coloured thermal barrier 
  • Significantly reduce water absorption in exterior walls
  • Make the surface of a wall self-cleaning
  • Prevent algae and moss growing on exterior walls
  • Retain the breathability of walls
  • Prevent the increase in thermal conductivity that can occur when masonry gets wet
  • Increase the energy efficiency of a property
  • Protect cavity wall insulation from damp

A professional wall coating is an effective barrier against the damaging effects of adverse weather, like wind-driven rain and is a great investment to improve the curb-appeal of a property – giving it a new lease on life with a clear, coloured, or textured finish.

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While high build paint offers much more than a standard masonry paint, the beautiful finish and exceptional protection offered by a proPERLA wall coating from Home Logic can safeguard your property now and in the future

Home Logic: Exterior Painting Experts You Can Trust

Painting the exterior of a property is one of the best ways to enhance the outside of your home and at Home Logic, we’re always on hand to help with an excellent solution to protecting your home from the weather. 

If you’re tired of a less than appealing property exterior and fed-up with trying to hunt down the best paint for the job, then give Home Logic a call today and bring your property back to life with a professional exterior finish. Simply dial 0800 1700 636, or click the button below to get started today!