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Exterior painting projects are no longer new in the home construction industry. However, exterior painting contractors are encountering several challenges because of the number of requirements and conditions that exterior painting projects impose. If these obstacles are not present, however, then the paint technology of today will not be as developed compared before. Since the existence of these advances, the exterior paint of today can now better cater to the different exterior painting project conditions and needs.


Some exterior paint considerations that pertain to location


The exterior painting project location is one of the topmost things that exterior painting manufacturers and contractors of today must carefully take some time to consider. There are definitely a location differences when it comes to material preferences and construction styles. In simple terms, this means that choosing your exterior paint will have to greatly depend on the current location you are in.


For example, the Southwest usually has stucco and masonry exteriors. Such substrates usually need topcoats and primers that are most appropriate in materials made of cement. In the Southeast, on the other hand, homes are constantly exposed to the rain and wind, this is why to protect one's home, it is important to make use of weather-resistant exterior paints. Meanwhile, if you talk about mountainous locations, exterior paints that absorb the UV rays and are resistant to the sun are needed.


Some weather-proof exterior painting coating facts you ought to know


A lot of paint manufacturers these days also make sure to consider the weather as an important factor in making their paint formulations. This is the reason why exterior painting contractors make it their job to choose exterior painting products that is a sure fit to the weather conditions. The weather also plays a significant role as regards what methods and application they should use.


For climates producing increased levels of UV rays, surface protection is necessary, and using 100% acrylic or elastomeric-based paints is essential. During rainy and windy weather conditions, water-borne cracks are always expected and using thicker film elastomeric paint avoids any of these.


Premature peeling and surface chalking are usually expected with air temperatures less than 50?C. On the other hand for air temperatures above 90?C, surface curing, application, and preparation could be affected severely.  All of these things must be familiarized by the exterior painting contractor who wants to start working on an exterior painting project. During freeze-thaw cycles, it is also important that top coats and flexible primers are able to cope with changing temperatures.


What role does the environment play when it comes to choosing exterior paints?


When it comes to the manufacture and design of exterior paints, they must comply with local and federal laws on environmental protection. This is why low-VOC content paint formulations have been invented. This ensures that the environment will no longer have to suffer the harmful consequences done by high VOC paints.