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Is it time to paint the exterior walls of my house?

Is it time to paint the exterior walls of my house?

Exterior painting  is something most of us think when September begins. A common question we have every now and then is: Is it time to paint our house exterior walls? But does it really need painting?

The answer we give here in Gikas Painting Service in Montclair is yes if the walls have problems such as peeling, discolouration, moisture and so on. Yes then it needs painting. All these problems indicate that the hygiene of the house and its inhabitants suffer. External problems are a gateway for moisture and therefore corrosion of building materials, reduced durability of construction, increased heating costs, higher cost of repairing damage.

However, there are cases where the exterior walls need to be painted even if there are no strong indications. The exterior walls of buildings are exposed to the sun, humidity, environmental pollution, high or low temperatures, changes in weather conditions and so on. Painting exterior walls comes to protect buildings from all these factors, this is its main purpose. But at the same time, choosing beautiful shades and successful combinations, it upgrades them aesthetically.

In order for the houses to remain “healthy”, they need systematic care. Depending on the area, the conditions in which a house or a building in general is located, but also the products with which it has been painted, it should be repainted every 5 to 10 years.

What are the most popular colors for exterior walls?

The evolution of technology systematically contributes to the production of products with special and focused properties that provide protection and care. Nowadays the most popular are:

Waterproof exterior paints

Paints due to their special composition ensure very good waterproofing of the surfaces where they are applied, thus preventing the growth of mold, cracking, peeling, chalking and other similar problems.

Silicone exterior paints

Due to their composition, they protect the paint film from the growth of mold and fungi, especially on surfaces with moisture problems. They are considered ideal for areas with humidity and extreme weather conditions. While they are especially recommended for the restoration of historic and listed buildings.

Exterior thermal insulation paints

Thermal insulation paints offer protection and insulation (thermal insulation and waterproofing) on ​​the exterior walls. They maintain their elasticity even in extreme conditions e.g. from -20 ° C to 80 ° C and cover perfectly capillaries and small cracks, offering excellent waterproofing. Thanks to their special additives, they protect the surface of the film from mold and greenery.

Exterior wall colors combinations

We usually choose colors and combinations for the interior of the house, the bedroom, the living room, the children’s room and even for the bathroom or the kitchen. However, the trend of our time , through which our need is also expressed, demands that the buildings have colors and, to be precise, a combination of colors.

We choose colors to paint our walls and not only, because through color we express ourselves . Through color we capture what we feel, we project emotions and elements that we want or we hide some. Also, through the color options we send “messages”in our environment, we attract or repel, impress or provoke. And if we do all this through the choice of colors, the combination of colors makes the game of impression even more interesting .

We present you 9 +1 color combinations for exterior walls , with shades from almost the entire color palette and designed especially for you.

Exterior walls in shades of blue

3 special shades of blue inspired by the colors of the sky and the sea. They fit in both buildings of modern architecture and neoclassical ones, capturing the feeling of calm and freedom each time . In environments with high temperature fluctuations , high humidity or low temperatures down to -20 O C, such as in mountainous areas with frequent rains or near the sea, it is recommended to choose special composition paints with anti-mold properties that ensure very good waterproofing.on surfaces.

Exterior walls in earth tones

The earth tones of beige-brown-chocolate give the feeling of the classic but at the same time of the timeless style.

Exterior walls in shades of gray

Gray belongs to the palette of cool colors and is especially popular in buildings of modern industrial architecture . Although the shades of gray give austerity to the space, at the same time they promote its elegance , creating the perfect balance. The buildings of the urban areas of your town have their own requirements. The intense sunlight and exhaust gas are two of the most basic problems.

Exterior walls in shades of intense contrasts

3 shades of blue-yellow-blue , which harmonize perfectly supporting and projecting each other. The cheerfulness caused by the combination of the 3 shades makes it ideal for city houses, however it is more identified with periods of carefree vacations in an island.

Exterior walls in shades of oil

Ideal shades for detached houses and apartment buildings with personality . Shades that differentiate the building, allowing the concealment of architectural weaknesses and highlighting only their beauty.

Exterior walls in shades of purple-blue

The perfect combination of shades that exude a sense of cleanliness, optimism and air . The brightness of the green shade is due to the drops of red pigment in its composition, while the positive energy of the color combination is due to the other 2 shades.

Exterior walls in shades for bold

3 shades with a completely different personality but a common point, come from the elements of nature. The green of the plants, the pink of the flowers and the blue of the sky. Due to the strong personality and the 3 shades, they are mainly recommended for highlighting the architectural elements of the building on a white background. On the islands, whitewashing exterior walls every year is a tradition for most homes. In these cases, acrylic paints are often chosen for the exterior that are more economical.

Exterior walls in harmonious shades

This is a combination that welcomes visitors to the house . It combines elegance and kindness. It fits perfectly in buildings of modern line but as you can see in the picture it is a unique decorative proposal for neoclassical.

Exterior walls painted in modern shades

Gray with deep red, a timeless combination ideal for modern buildings. We often see you choose gray for the exterior painting of the house. However, few dare to combine it with a shade, such as deep red, that will emphasize the architectural elements and will highlight the unique personality of the building.

Outdoor colors for classic

Light gray – mouse shades, for painting exterior walls, are now classic. They are perfectly combined with the metal or wooden elements of the buildings and that is enough for them to evolve into safe choices.
Another classic combination of shades is brown – beige . Playing with the tones of the shades, they are “integrated” harmoniously in classic or modern buildings, with simpler and more intense lines.

Tips to have in mind!

Gikas painting services in Montclair NJ gives you a tip to have in mind every time you choose colors for the exterior walls of your house remember… Color does not only mean aesthetics, it also means quality. As, therefore, the external surfaces are faced with special conditions like:
• temperature changes (winter – summer)
• exposure to humidity, rain, snow
• temperature fluctuations during the day
• sun exposure
• exposure to salt ( for coastal areas)
• exhaust pollutants

Quality means to have a combination of properties like:
• elasticity, not to peel
• correct composition, not to fade and maintain the brightness of their shades
• additives to prevent the growth of mold
• be self-washable to remove dirt from the rain
• thermo-reflective, to save energy
• easy to apply
• to respect the environment

So that they can cope by maintaining their properties and protecting your home for many years.

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