As important as paint colour is the finish of your paint, especially for the exterior of you property. An exterior paint job can change the look of your home drastically and even raise property value by increasing your curb appeal, so it’s important to choose your paint colour and finish wisely. Here is some more information about the different exterior paint finishes that can make the outside of your home really stand out from the crowd.
A flat paint finish is a good way to hide blemishes and imperfections, as it doesn’t highlight problem areas as strongly as paints with a higher sheen. Flat finish paints are ideal for older homes that might have more dents and wear-and-tear around the outside. A flat finish can camouflage those light damage to make any home look like new.
A satin finish, also known as a low lustre finish, is one of the most common paint finishes for home exteriors. If your siding is new or was recently replaced, a satin finish is a great way to preserve that fresh look and feel. Satin finishes aren’t too glossy that they make the outside of your home look too flashy, and they are also easy to clean for home exteriors that get dirty quickly.
Glossy finishes require expert application to dry in a smooth and attractive way, so professional assistance is recommended. Glossy paint finishes can amplify surface imperfections and so it is rarely used around the entire exterior, but it can make a great accent on shutters and doors to help them stand out. Glossy paint finishes are also the easiest type of paint finishes to clean, making them the best choice for dirt-attracting surfaces.
At Ottawa Gatineau Painting, we recognize that every home is unique which is why we have a number of different paint types and finishes available so you can find the one that best suits your home. For the highest quality exterior paint job, trust the professional and experienced team at Ottawa Gatineau Painting. For more information about our residential and commercial painting services, contact us today!