All You Need to Know About Exterior Painting - Imagine Painting
All You Need to Know About Exterior Painting - Imagine Painting - Painters in Calgary

All You Need to Know About Exterior Painting

October 22, 2018
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To an amateur, one paint might seem just like another. At Imagine Painting, however, paint is our language. To us, each paint is as varied, nuanced, and unique as an individual. We know what kind of paint to use in certain situations and just how important this distinction is. Learn about what makes exterior paint unique.

What Makes Exterior Paint Unique

When we break it down, what really is paint? All paint is composed of solvents, pigments, and resin. The solvent is the liquid substance in which everything else is dissolved, and will evaporate away once the paint is applied. What’s left behind are the pigments, which give paint its colour, and the resin, which helps hold the paint together. Exterior paints tend to contain higher concentrations of pigments, as these colours will bleach and lose their saturation upon continuous exposure to UV light. Exterior paints also have to do a good job of withstanding the elements, whether it be rain, snow, wind, or sunlight. Because of this, they have flexible resins that let them expand and contract without cracking. Sometimes, paints also contain additives that provide them with unique properties. In the case of exterior paints, these may include a compound that helps prevent or slow the growth of fungus and mildew.

Disadvantages of Exterior Paint

If exterior paint is so great, why not use it for interiors as well? The answer lies in the different roles that exterior and interior paints must play. Exterior paint gets damaged by scratches and scuffs more easily, make it less ideal for indoor use where it’ll be exposed to many human hands. Many exterior paints also release dangerous compounds, such as VOCs, which have a negative impact on our health. There are also other reasons, such as odours, that prevent exterior paints from being used universally. The bottom line is that many of the additives and changes possessed by exterior paint are not helpful indoors.

Imagine Painting is your one stop shop for all your painting needs. Our expertise ensures that we use the best kind of paint for the job while our experience allows us to provide an extra touch of luxury and elegance. If you’re ready to show your affluence to the world, then we’re ready to exceed your every expectation. Give us a call at 403-305-8786 today!

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