Either Should Last About Nine Years On Your House: Behr Premium Plus Ultra From Home Depot, About $40 Per Gallon Clark And Kensington From Ace For About $35 Per Gallon.

Use long, even strokes, and roll in different directions to coat the entire surface. Our best advertisers are Richmond home-owners, contractors, interior designers, home inspectors, realtor,  property managers and business people who feel comfortable enough to refer their friends and associates to us. Also consider the effect of heavy dew. Exterior painting can totally transform the look of your house in less time and for less cash than new siding. However, beware of painting outdoors when the weather turns nippy. If shutters can be removed, paint them separately and replace them when the rest of the job is finished. It also resists rain showers as early as 60 minutes ...   Get Your Free Estimate Now! With stucco, you must be sure it has cured for at least 30—60 days, then clean the surface thoroughly and let it dry before painting.

To see which last the longest, Consumer Reports tested 15 paints, including some from Benjamin Moore, Behr, Valspar, and Sherwin-Williams. Technicians apply the paint to pine boards and put them up on the roof of Consumer Reports testing headquarters. Conditions are so harsh that one year of exposure simulates three years on a wall, door, or fence. The boards are inspected periodically to see how well they resist cracking, fading, dirt, and mildew. After three years on the roof, some of the boards are in bad shape. Some are flaking or the wood is cracking. Others are coated in mildew and some have changed color significantly. In the end, Consumer Reports has just two paints to recommend. Either should last about nine years on your house: Behr Premium Plus Ultra from Home Depot, about $40 per gallon Clark and Kensington from Ace for about $35 per gallon. If youre a Lowes shopper, Valspar DuraMax Exterior paint is an option. Consumer Reports finds its just as good as the Behr Premium Plus Ultra and the Clark and Kensington for resisting cracking and dirt, although its not as good at resisting mildew.

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If you live in a historical district, a development covered by a home-owner association or other planning restrictions, check to see if there are any rules covering your exterior painting project. Since it is very porous, you can give it a good clean with just water if you use a pressure washer. Please call to make sure they carry the products you wish to purchase. We share real professional painting tips. Benjamin Moore's Aura exterior paint is self-priming on most surfaces, so it can save you time and cost. Not all colons are available in all product lines. Floors are covered with drop cloths. Only pay a small deposit, and don't pay the entire amount until the job is finished to your complete satisfaction both painting and clean-up. It also resists rain showers as early as 60 minutes ...  

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