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Preserve & Protect

By 22 January 2019 No Comments
Masonry painted wall with silhouette of a lady holding an umbrella infront

Preserve & Protect

With the winter weather your thoughts may not be thinking of painting the exterior of your house. Although now really could be the perfect time to peruse colours in preparation for spring.

There is nothing more comforting than the feeling of approaching the front door, key in hand, anticipating a warm drink and a few moments of relaxation.

We tend to focus on the interior decoration of our homes than the exterior. It is often more noticeable during the warmer months we begin spending time in the garden, and daylight hours lengthen.

With the winter weather your thoughts may not be thinking of painting the exterior of your house. Although now really could be the perfect time to peruse colours in preparation for spring. Inspiration can be found anywhere, from looking at a particular colour painted on someone’s front door, or from a favourite shade that you keep coming back too. Winter lends itself as a time to view colour in a different light and watch it change through the seasons. This is useful practise, especially when considering new interior and exterior projects for your home.

Exterior Considerations

Other aspects to consider when painting the exterior of your house is to think of the home and garden as a whole. If you have sheds, garages and outbuildings it is important to factor them into the equation. Whilst outbuildings will need protection from the changing weather conditions, bear in mind that you can incorporate them into your overall colour scheme. This can be achieved from choosing one of our Exterior Eggshell paints.

Top 4 tips when choosing paint for your home exterior

Sometimes perceived as a little daunting but with some preparation, deciding on a colour for your home’s exterior will be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.

  1. Consider and research the style and age of your property – you may stumble upon new colour inspiration to bring your palette up to date.
  2. Look at the surrounding landscape, what your neighbours have used and if there are any colours within nature that stand out to you.
  3. Take into account the other colours in your home. If your window frames and doors need a fresh coat of paint, now is the time to ensure the colours are harmonious with the walls and roof finish.
  4. Consider the finish of the paint. Choosing a product that is from the highest quality ingredients is paramount to the standard of finish longevity of the application. Whilst Exterior Eggshell is suitable for wooden outbuildings, plaster and even primed metalwork structures, a breathable and durable Masonry Paint is the ultimate choice for mineral surfaces.

A breathable paint is important for the health of your building. M&L Masonry Paint allows air and vapour to flow through the surface without becoming trapped, which can cause damp to occur beneath the surface of the paint leading to peeling. Find out more about our Masonry Range here.

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