When repainting, it is always better to have too many supplies than not enough. With leftover paint, at the ready, some property owners attempt to touch up outdoor spaces. While the colour might work for these exterior spaces, the type of paint will not. Paint might all look the same, but these compounds are built designed for one intended area, so it is important to understand the difference between chemical makeups for interior and exterior paints.
Coating exterior spaces in interior paints can mean a shoddy and short lived result, while applying outdoor paint to interior spaces can result in strong smelling fumes that are health hazards for anyone inside. Instead of taking the risk, consult with a Pickle Painting expert before cracking a paint can.
Understanding Your Materials
There are two basic paint types at play and those are water based and oil based. Both interior and exterior paints can be made with oil or water bases. When deciding which one will work best for your space, consider which one will suit your property. When paint cans state that they are made for outdoor use, this means it is constructed with many factors in mind. From resistance to UV rays and cracking, these paints are made to be tough. These paints also often feature a mildew killer which restricts unwanted growth or buildup.
Oil Based Paints: are better for resisting dirt around high traffic areas. These paints are better used outdoors than water based due to the fumes that are often left behind.
Water Based Paints: tend to be more durable. Water based paints are also more suited for temperature changes and humidity. This particular type of paint makeup is also better protection from scuffs and scratches and is designed for easy cleaning.
Pigments: Colour pigments that are used in interior paint are more prone to fading. Using these outside means significant colour loss. This can mean high cost reapplications and supply purchases.
When you want to understand the additives in your paint, such as pigments, binders and liquids used, consult with a Pickle Paint Pro. Choosing the right additives for the right materials means understanding construction materials and how they react to the elements such as temperatures, humidity and others. Don’t take a chance on costly applications and subpar results when you can call a Pickle Painting specialist today.