Best exterior paint options?

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by PM5K, May 16, 2011.

  1. PM5K

    PM5K New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2006
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    Looking for the best bang for the buck exterior paint. I need to replace a few pieces of 1/4 inch exterior grade plywood and I need to prep it so it can withstand the elements.

    What do you guys recommend?
     
  2. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Architect

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Occupation:
    Architect
    Location:
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    I would prime with Kilz regular, not the water based stuff, then simply use an exterior latex enamel. There's several good paint companies out there but expect to pay $30 a gallon. Behr, Glidden, Sherwin Williams, etc... are all good paints. You made the best step by using exterior grade plywood, but just be sure to keep standing water away from the wood.
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. ericburns4

    ericburns4 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Location:
    Boston
    Make sure you use a good coating of exterior paint to protect the wood. Any high quality paint should be fine.
     
  5. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2004
    Location:
    San Diego
    Get the top grade of any brand. Should be 100% acrylic solids. The word "latex" on the label means there are junk ingredients other than acrylics.

    Top brands like Sears and Sherwin Williams are excellent. I have been that about half the price of a gallon of those is in the national advertising budget. Around here, the smaller local brands like Frazee, Valspar etc also put out an excellent product.
     
Similar Threads: Best exterior
Forum Title Date
Remodel Forum & Blog Best approach to a new 1/2 Bath Addition May 3, 2015
Remodel Forum & Blog Best nail guns? Bosch pulled their line Feb 15, 2015
Remodel Forum & Blog Going to tile but first need floor insulated - best product Sep 15, 2014
Remodel Forum & Blog What is the best drain grate choice for a Kitchen's stove Pot Filler Aug 29, 2014
Remodel Forum & Blog best tile to concrete cement Jul 1, 2014

Share This Page