How to Choose House Paint for Your Climate

While all paints have the same basic ingredients — pigments, binders, solvents, and additives — the combination of these ingredients, as well as additional substances, can make a difference in the house paint you choose based on your climate.

DJ's Painting is a painting company that serves New Jersey, Delaware, and Pennsylvania. With over 30 years of experience, we can help you with all types of residential and commercial paint jobs, including house paint. Below, we'll offer up some tips on what to consider when looking for the best house paint. Call for a free estimate today!

Residential homes

1 Choosing the Wrong Type of House Paint

As the most powerful star in our solar system, the sun is the cause of many damaging effects to paint. The more your house paint is exposed to the sun, the faster it will fade and break down, requiring a new coat of paint. It can also cause your paint to crack and peel. Depending on both the climate where you live and the shade around your home, you'll want to look for a high UV-resistance paint for your home if your home is exposed to the sun for great lengths of time.

Consider Your Winters

Similar to hot temperatures, the cold can affect your house paint, too. Extremely cold temperatures can cause your house paint to become brittle and therefore break off and peel much more easily. Our local painting company recommends that you apply a high-quality paint primer if you experience very cold winters before applying your house paint in order to fortify the paint and help it to last longer. Also, invest in a cold weather paint, too.

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Consider Moisture & Humidity

As you can imagine, moisture can be a paint's worst enemy. With high humidity and moisture, the paint's protective qualities can be affected that can cause ugly spots to form in your paint in a process known as surfactant leaching. Plus, the lifespan of your paint can be affected as well. It's best to speak to your professional painter to ensure the paint you choose is resistant to moisture.

Consider Dryness

The danger of the wrong type of paint in dry air is cracking. Since paint is a liquid and made of many compounds with a liquid base, paint is in danger of drying out, which then will cause the paint to peel away from its surface, leaving a checkered pattern look that is just unpleasant. By partnering with our professional paint company, you can rest assured that your paint will be the perfect type for your climate.

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Our local painting company specializes in offering climate-specific paint in order to ensure your house’s paint lasts and looks beautiful to boot. We offer residential and commercial painting in Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. Call DJ’s Painting for a free estimate today.