There are several different kinds of finishes used to paint the exterior walls of a house. Selecting the right finish is as essential as choosing the right materials, colors, and preparation of wall surface. There are three types of paint finishes that are used by professional Delta painters. These are:
1. Flat Finish
Flat finish paints are commonly used because they provide the most porous finish. This kind of paint does not reflect light or contain any shine. This is the main reason these paints are recommended for older houses. It also helps in hiding imperfections on the walls. To give your walls a great finish, more than one layer of paint can be applied. Flat paints are often used for the walls and a glossier paint for the trims.
2. Satin Finish
Homeowners frequently use a satiny finish for their exterior walls. This type of finish is neither too shiny nor too dull. It further consists of a slight sheen which makes it perfect to paint the exterior walls with. It also gives a very nice look to the house, and the good thing about it is that it does not require a lot of maintenance. Once the paint has been done and you feel the wall has gone dirty, all you need to do is use pressure washing, and the wall will be as good as freshly painted. Moreover, the satin finish is more durable than flat paint, and it can be used on exterior trims as well. This kind of paint is designed for high traffic areas like decks and porches.
3. Gloss Finish
This kind of paint is considered the toughest of all exterior paints. It can easily be cleaned, but while painting the exterior, you need to be very careful and use the product sparingly. For best results, it is recommended to apply multiple layers. If this paint is used for every wall of the house, it may give a plastic look because of the glossy effect. This paint is usually used for doors, windows, door frames, handrails, furniture and so on. The gloss finish is usually avoided in high traffic areas as it magnifies the faults of the walls. The good thing about this kind of finish is that you can use it to highlight architectural details, if any, of the walls.
These are three types of paint finishes that are used by most Delta painters to paint the exterior walls of the house.