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Understanding the Differences Between Interior and Exterior Paint

August 5, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — platinumkeller @ 2:10 am
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Painting your home is both a transformative and rewarding endeavor, but selecting the right type of paint for the job is crucial. So as you’re walking down the aisle at the home improvement store and eyeing the different types of paint, you shouldn’t be lured into the trap of thinking that interior and exterior paints are alike. While they may seem similar, they serve different purposes and possess distinct characteristics. Here’s a closer look at some of these key differences so that you can make an informed and wise choice for your next painting project!

A Closer Look at Interior Paint

Interior paints come in a vast array of colors, allowing you to create a very personalized living space that matches your style and impresses guests. But these multiple colors also come in different types of sheens and finishes, with aesthetic and practical benefits alike. Interior paints also use less unhealthy materials in their solvents, meaning that fewer gases end up evaporating into your home after you paint. Furthermore, the paint used inside your home is designed to be more resistant to scuffs and scrapes due to the higher level of foot traffic, in addition to being easier to clean.

An Overview of Exterior Paint

While interior paints aren’t designed to withstand the elements, such as rain, snow, and even direct sunlight, exterior paints are up to the challenge. They’re remarkably durable and have superior resistance to moisture, UV rays, and temperature fluctuations. They essentially form a protective barrier that shields your home’s exterior surfaces and ensures a long-lasting finish with impressive color retention. Exterior paints are also created with strong adhesion properties to bond well with surfaces like wood, brick, and metal. This helps to prevent chipping, cracking, peeling, and other unfavorable issues.

Are Either One of These Paints Superior?

When selecting paint, you should always consider the specific needs of the surface you’re painting and the environmental conditions it will face. If you do this and select the correct type of paint between interior and exterior varieties, you’ll enjoy spectacular results that last for as long as possible. In that sense, one of these types of paint isn’t superior to the other—they can both perform quite well if used as intended. Whether you’re tackling an exterior makeover or giving your home’s interior a facelift, understanding the differences between these paints is fundamental!

About Platinum Painting of Keller

Platinum Painting of Keller has assisted countless homeowners in the area with a wide range of both interior and exterior painting projects, and they’d love to help you with your next grand undertaking! If you have any questions about the article or you’d like to schedule a FREE in-home estimate to see how they can transform your home, feel free to visit their website or give them a call today! Telephone: (817) 697-0109.

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