Weather can majorly affect the paint on the exterior of your home. And if you are planning on repainting your home’s exterior, then you want to find a long-term solution that will keep that paint in amazing condition for the upcoming years. So how do you choose the best type of paint to use on your home when choosing from Stanford Paintings selection?

For the majority of home exterior paint jobs, water-based paints are the best choice because they don’t trap moisture beneath them and are less likely to crack and peel than oil-based paints when exposed to moisture. Exterior paint that withstands heavy rain includes latex paint with an acrylic binder. This type of paint will look wonderful for years to come and has better weather resistance than paint with a vinyl-acrylic binder.

Stanford Painting recommends using water-based paints because they’re highly resistant to rain damage as well as expand and contract with the siding of your home. This is why this type of paint can reduce cracking. It also dries quickly and only takes up to six hours to dry completely. Oil-based paints take much longer to dry than water-based paints.

If your home’s exterior is wood, and you are painting it for the first time, you will need to make sure you prime the surface to protect it from the weather. If you use water-based paint on this surface, you can use a water-based or oil-based primer. However, water-based primers aren’t suitable for under oil-based paint.

If you are about to prepare to paint your home's exterior, make sure to never apply paint in the rain or when rain is in the forecast. Rain may wash the paint away while it’s still drying, which can result in a streaky appearance. Wait to paint until the sun comes out and the paint has plenty of time to dry.

Are you ready to paint the exterior of your home and choose the right paint? Let Stanford Painting help you find the perfect weather-resistant paint to protect your home from heavy rain. Call us at 650-321-9302 to request your quote today.