Finding the Right Exterior Paint

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Aug 01

The right paint and colour can not only protect the exterior of your home, but is also a great way to express your personal style.

When painting exteriors in Winnipeg we must naturally take into consideration the effects of our extreme seasons. Exterior paints and stains are the best way to protect your home from the elements, and how long they will protect the your home depends on the quality and type of paint or stain, the preparation, and the application.

Choosing the Right Paint

When selecting a quality exterior paint or stain for your home, consider attributes:

  • Durability and overall performance
  • Resistance to mould and mildew
  • Resistance to ultraviolet radiation
  • Ease of application
  • Available in colours that resist fading
  • Environmentally friendly

Selecting Exterior Colours

In addition to its protective value, a new coat of paint or stain can be aesthetically transforming—and choosing a paint colour is always a challenge. Here are a few ideas:

  • Consider that the roof, driveway and chimney are existing elements that won’t be painted but that should play a role in determining your colour choices. Try to use colours that will complement these features.
  • Select colours that fit in with the surrounding landscape.
  • Choose a colour scheme that is compatible with the other houses in the neighbourhood.
  • Consider influences particular to Winnipeg when painting, such as seasons, local terrain, natural lighting and etc.
  • Regional influences also are bound to affect your choice as you account for the local terrain, seasons, interplay of natural lighting, even history and culture.

Call us at (204) 691-6264 or email us at for more advice on painting in Winnipeg.

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