Whether you're painting wood, masonry or vinyl, when it comes to painting any surfaces on the exterior of your home, it's important to consider a few key factors. One key factor is the outdoor environment. Benjamin Moore officially recommends painting exteriors when temperatures are between 50 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Painting when it is not too cold, too hot, too humid or too wet outside and allowing approximately 1-4 hours of drying time between coats of paint (depending on the finish) helps to ensure that your paint cures and hardens properly leading to a hard-wearing and durable finish.
Properly preparing exterior surfaces is critical. There are no short-cuts when it comes to a quality paint job. Simply put, the better the surface preparation, the longer your finish will last. Clean, patch, sand and prime wherever possible before applying your top coats. Investing time in quality preparation work pays off in the long run.
Choosing the right finish for the right surface also aids in long-term paint adhesion and no matter what your project entails, we have the right product for the job. From our Revive for vinyl siding to our Deck stains to our Grand Entrance Full Gloss, we have you covered! And, to truly make your exterior paint jobs last, choose a quality product. Painting your exterior can be a big project. You can rest assured that by choosing quality Benjamin Moore paints and stains, your exterior paint job will resist color fading and withstand the test of time so that all of your time, effort and energy was worth it!
Painting your front doors this season? Consider this finish and color trick from color expert and designer at Regal Paint Centers, Ann Pailthorp. "One of my favorite tricks when it comes to selecting colors for front doors is to select a color that is a nod to a color you will find inside of the home.
Like many of you, I have been on my fair share of Zoom calls over the last few weeks and man have I seen a lot of beige home office backdrops! While a timeless neutral can be calming and easy to live with, many of us now need to consider how our wall colors look on camera and the message those colors convey to our clients and colleagues.