Sherwin Williams and Behr are highly rated exterior paint brands, according to Consumer Search. Benjamin Moore also offers quality exterior paint, according to J.D. Power.
Water-based acrylic paints, such as Sherwin-Williams Duration and Behr Premium Plus Ultra, are good for most outdoor wood, states ConsumerSearch.com. Oil-based paints are best used for sappy woods, such as tannin or sap, because they have better adhesion and stain blocking qualities.
BEHR's Premium Plus Ultra Exterior paint and Benjamin Moore's Aura Waterborne Exterior paint are both outdoor paints that work well on metal. Valspar Anti-Rust Armor enamel spray paint is specifically made for metal fixtures and suitable for both indoor and outdoor use.
Reflective outdoor paint is applicable on signs, bicycles, helmets, mailboxes, driveways, curbs, barriers and address numbers. The paint reflects a car’s headlights with bright, white light to protect individuals and property against poor nighttime visibility.
Acrylic or oil-based paints are good for painting outdoor concrete walls, while epoxy resin paint is good for concrete floors, patios, sidewalks and driveways. Elastomeric wall paint that is used for bricks or masonry can also be used on concrete.
Neutral colors such as white, grey, beige, taupe and browns are good choices for painting concrete exteriors. Colors such as blue, cream, yellow and shades of green are also popular.
Depending on the deck's location, some good colors for outdoor deck paint are light blue, brown, white and green, as noted by RedBeacon.com. In general, a deck paint color that is similar to the color of the existing flooring in the home is a good option.
To paint outdoor wood furniture, you need paint, primer, a good quality paintbrush, putty, sandpaper and a tack cloth. This job will take several hours, including drying time.
Popular outdoor paint color schemes for homes are predominantly neutral color combinations. Off-white, white, putty, taupe, gray, yellow and light blue are popular base color choices. White and black trim accent colors are other popular choices.
Exterior acrylic latex and elastodynamic paints are suitable for outdoor brick surfaces, while gloss and semi-gloss sheen selections provide the advantages of easy cleaning and texture highlighting. Stain is a non-paint option that colors the brick without the issue of peeling that occurs with paint