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Exterior paint is used to paint an exterior surface of the wall. In Exterior paint, the resins need to be softer so that they can survive the temperature changes and ill effects due to exposure to moisture. They are meant to be flexible. So they can withstand the temperature variations during the day. It should be tougher and capable of resisting peeling and chipping. It also has to resist water hence it is made waterproof.
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Exterior surface is exposed to all types of varying weather conditions. It is therefore required to provide protection against ultraviolet radiation of the sun as well as fungal growth and dampness during the rains. Exterior paints are therefore made to combat mildew as well as fading. Further, they have to be fade resistant as they face very high temperatures and UV radiation.
Exterior paints also include many additives like pesticides and fungicides. It releases more VOC as it cures, making it unsafe for indoor use. Exterior paint can be applied to a variety of substrates simply by changing the sheen. In the rainy season, Exterior paint of your house acts as a sponge absorbing small amounts of water on the wall surface. The flat paint allows the water to escape without bubbling your paint.
Most of the manufacturers make 2 to 3 categories of exterior paints under different “brand names. Though all paint brands are technically same and recommended for exterior surfaces, then why are there 2 or 3 different paint brands with different prices. In our opinion, there is minor variation in material chemistry, which alters its prices. If it is so, how does it affect its quality. In our opinion, one of the low grade or lower price have less life (i.e. you will have to repaint early), it may take more time in drying, and are not easily washable as compared to high priced paints.
In India, There are various products available for the exterior surface in different ranges and under different paint brands. Some of the typical products of few companies are listed below.
|01.||Asian Paints||Professional Premium Exterior Emulsion||Exterior||High|
|Professional Premium Exterior Emulsion Matt||Exterior||High|
|Tractor Emulsion Advanced||Exterior||High|
|Professional Endurance Emulsion||Exterior||Medium|
|Ace Exterior Emulsion||Exterior||Low|
|Apex weatherproof Emulsion||Exterior||Medium|
|Apex Ultima Protect||Exterior||High|
|02.||Dulux Paints||Dulux Promise Acrylic Exterior Emulsion||Exterior||Low|
|Dulux Weather Shied Max||Exterior||High|
|Premium Exterior Emulsion with Silicon Technology||Exterior||Medium|
|Premium Gloss Enamel Paint||Exterior||Medium|
|03.||Berger Paints||Weather Coat all Guard||Exterior||High|
|Weather Coat Smooth||Exterior||Medium|
|04.||Nerolac Paints||Excel Rain Guard||Exterior||High|
|Excel Anti Peel||Exterior||Medium|
|Nerolac Impressions Water Based Enamel hi-gloss||Exterior||High|
|05.||Shalimar Paint||Self Clean||Exterior||High|
|Extra Premium 100% Acrylic Exterior Emulsion||Exterior||Low|
|Superlac Satin Finish Enamel||Exterior||High|
All, these products are made highly durable and have high-quality coating designed for superior performance for exterior substrates.