Best Exterior Paint

+ Paint is any pigmented liquid, liquefiable, or solid mastic composition that, after application to a substrate in a thin layer, converts to a solid film.
+ It is most commonly used to protect, color, or provide texture to objects.
+ Paint can be made or purchased in many colors—and in many different types, such as watercolor or synthetic.
+ Paint is typically stored, sold, and applied as a liquid, but most types dry into a solid.
Most paints are either oil-based or water-based and each have distinct characteristics.

Best Exterior Paint

1/ KILZ Exterior Siding, Fence and Barn Paint

KILZ® Siding, Fence and Barn Paint for all exterior vertical wood surfaces. This product provides excellent adhesion to a variety of other surfaces such as masonry and stucco. The unique water/oil base formula resists cracking, peeling and blistering.

SURFACE PREPARATION

  • Remove any mildew stains with a bleach and water solution or similar commercially available mildew remover then rinse.
  • Sand all glossy surfaces.
  • To determine the condition of the surface, place cloth duct tape in several places on the bare wood. Press the tape down firmly then remove quickly. If wood fibers or debris are pulled onto the tape, additional preparation is required as follows:
  • If debris is found using the above test, remove any loose or peeling paint† and wash off dirt or grease with a non-soapy detergent such as TSP substitute. Remove mill glaze, loose wood fibers, dirt and other debris. Rinse with water and allow to dry completely.
  • If surface is in good condition, apply directly over clean, dry surface.

APPLICATION

  • Do not use if temperature is below 50°F (10°C) or if rain is expected within 24 hours.
  • All surfaces must be completely dry.
  • Intermix containers of the same color to ensure color uniformity.
  • Many woods contain tannin which may cause discoloration. Prime these woods with one coat of KILZ PREMIUM to reduce these stains as needed.
  • Coverage varies by porosity. Coverage will be approximately 200 square feet per gallon on porous surfaces; up to 500 square feet per gallon on smooth, nonporous surfaces.
  • Keep a wet edge and always back-brush or back-roll during all application methods.
  • Airless Spray – .015 to .017 tip.
  • Brush – Use a high quality Nylon/Polyester brush.
  • Rolling – Use a high quality 3/8-1/2″ nap roller cover on smooth surfaces or 1/2-3/4″ nap roller cover on semi-rough or porous surfaces.

DRY TIME

  • Dries to the touch in 2-3 hours.
  • Allow 6 to 8 hours of drying prior to recoating.

2/ Rust-Oleum 1990502 Painters Touch Latex

ABOUT ULTRA COVER MULTI-PURPOSE GLOSS BRUSH-ON PAINT

Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover Multi-Purpose Brush-On Paint provides a smooth, durable finish that lasts longer than ordinary paints. Apply to wood, metal, plaster, masonry or unglazed ceramic. Durable formula resists chipping and fading.

  • Indoor/Outdoor durability
FOR BEST RESULTS

Prime bare wood and metal before application.

3/ Diamond Brite Paint 31000

Description

Diamond Brite general purpose oil-enamel provides a professional quality finish that is fit for any project. This line of oil-based paint products is high hiding, mildew resistant with an alkyd finish. In addition, this product line is composed of a durable gloss enamel that helps protect interior and exterior surfaces against repeated abrasion, rust, fading, cracking, peeling, and a variety of household chemicals.

This is an excellent product to use in industrial applications, machinery, commercial usage, and around the household. Applicable surfaces for home use include the basement and garage floor surfaces, patios, or any surface that the user wants to coat with a gloss enamel. The paint coating dries extremely hard. The oil-based coating will stand up against surfaces that receive high-traffic use. This product works best on surfaces such as Wood, Drywall, Plaster, Masonry, Metal, Well-bonded Wallpaper, Brick, Stucco, Aluminum, and Cinder Block.

From the Manufacture:

Please note that for the coating to dry properly, both the air and surface temperature should be above 60 degrees Fahrenheit. It is recommended to apply one light coat and to allow 6-8 hours of dry time between each coat. The first coat acts as a primer/sealer, and the second coat becomes the finish coat. This product will average 300 square feet of coverage per gallon.

WARNING, applying one heavy coat will increase the dry time to multiple days. NEVER THIN THIS PRODUCT! Use the product as is, out of the can. This product is formulated to brush, roll, or spray using commercial spray equipment. In order to achieve the best results, we highly recommend that the user choose excellent-quality applicators when applying this product.

Note: All Diamond Brite products are lead-free.

4/ Rust-Oleum 2004 Zinsser

ABOUT BULLS EYE 1-2-3® WATER-BASE PRIMER

There’s a reason Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® Bulls Eye 1-2-3® Water-Base Primer is our most popular primer. This premium, whole-house primer-sealer provides outstanding performance indoors and out, with low odor, great flow and leveling and a flexible, acrylic formula.

  • Water-base primer-sealer
  • Interior and exterior
  • Sticks to all surfaces without sanding
  • Seals stains, graffiti and tannin bleed
  • Mold & mildew resistant film
  • Rust inhibitive – great for new metal
  • Fast 1 hour dry time
  • 35F low application temperature

5/ KILZ 2 Multi-Surface Stain Blocking Paint

New Name, Same Trusted Formula! KILZ 2® ALL-PURPOSE Primer (Previously KILZ 2 Latex) is a fast drying, water-based, multi-surface primer-sealer-stainblocker with excellent adhesion, mildew resistance, sealing properties and very mild odor. KILZ 2 ALL-PURPOSE Primer blocks medium stains including minor water stains, rust, grease, ink, pencil and felt marker. Enhanced hiding makes it ideal for changing colors and helps lessen the number of coats of paint required. Use on interior and exterior surfaces including woodwork, drywall, plaster, paneling, masonry, brick, painted metal and properly prepared glossy surfaces. Use under or over water-based or oil-based paints. Not recommended on flooring.

SURFACE PREPARATION*

The following steps are recommended for product performance.

  • All surfaces must be clean, free of dust, chalk, oil, grease, wax, polish, mold and mildew, loose peeling paint, rust and all other foreign
    substances.
  • If washing is necessary, use a non-soapy detergent or a TSP substitute, rinse well and allow to dry.
  • Unpainted, exterior wood exposed to sun and/or moisture longer than 2-4 weeks must be cleaned and sanded before priming.
  • Glossy Surfaces: For maximum adhesion, scuff sand the surface thoroughly before priming.*
  • Peeling or Checked Paint: Scrape off loose paint and sand to a smooth surface.*
  • Mold or Mildew Covered Surfaces: Wash the area with a mildew remover, rinse with water and allow to dry before priming.
  • Masonry, Brick, Stucco and Plaster: KILZ 2 ALL-PURPOSE Primer may be used on clean, dry, aged masonry surfaces. New masonry must be allowed to cure (dry) at least 30 days before applying KILZ 2 ALL-PURPOSE Primer.
  • Fire Restoration: It is critical to clean damaged surfaces thoroughly before priming. Primer recommendations: Water-based primers such as KILZ® RESTORATION or oil-based primers such as KILZ® ORIGINAL (interior use) or KILZ® ORIGINAL EXTERIOR.

APPLICATION

  • Eye protection is recommended. For spray applications, a small amount of water (no more than 1/2 pint per gallon) may be added.
  • Do not thin for stainblocking applications. Only apply if surface, air and product temperatures are between 50°-90°F (10°-32°C).
  • Stir thoroughly before and occasionally during use.
  • Brush – High quality Nylon/Polyester.
  • Roller – High quality 3/8-1/2″ nap on smooth surfaces or 1/2-3/4″ nap on semi-rough or porous surfaces.
  • Airless spray – .017-.021 tip / 60 mesh filter.
  • Prime the entire surface to ensure a uniform appearance of the topcoat.
  • Stainblocking: KILZ 2 ALL-PURPOSE Primer is formulated to block light or medium stains. For heavy stains use oil based primers such as KILZ® ORIGINAL and KILZ® ORIGINAL EXTERIOR or water based primers such as KILZ® RESTORATION and KILZ® PREMIUM.
  • Tinting: KILZ 2 ALL-PURPOSE Primer may be tinted with up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon. Tinting to a lighter shade than the topcoat is recommended.
  • Coverage: 300-400 sq. ft. (27.87-37 m²) per gallon depending on application method and surface porosity.

6/ KILZ Premium High-Hide Latex Primer

New Look, Same Trusted Formula! KILZ® 3 PREMIUM primer is a superior quality, fast drying, low odor, very low VOC, water-based primer-sealer-stainblocker. It has excellent adhesion and provides a mildew resistant coating making it ideal for use in moisture-prone areas. KILZ PREMIUM primer blocks most medium to heavy stains caused by water, tannin, ink, pencil, felt marker and grease. Its thicker high hiding formula hides surface imperfections and prepares the surface better for painting. Use on interior and exterior surfaces including woodwork, drywall, plaster, paneling, masonry, brick, painted metal and properly prepared glossy surfaces. Works with oil and water-based paints. Not recommended for floors.

SURFACE PREPARATION*

The following steps are recommended for product performance.

  • All surfaces must be clean, free of dust, chalk, oil, grease, wax, polish, mold and mildew, loose peeling paint, rust and all other foreign substances.
  • If washing is necessary, use a non-soapy detergent or a TSP substitute, rinse well and allow to dry.
  • Peeling or Checked Paint: Scrape off loose paint and sand to a smooth surface. Sanding or removal of paint containing lead is hazardous.*
  • Glossy Surfaces: For maximum adhesion, scuff sand the surface thoroughly before priming.*
  • Mold or Mildew Covered Surfaces: Wash the area with a mildew remover, rinse with water and allow to dry before priming.
  • Masonry, Brick, Stucco and Plaster: KILZ® PREMIUM Primer may be used on clean, dry, aged masonry surfaces. New masonry must be allowed to cure (dry) at least 30 days before applying KILZ PREMIUM Primer.
  • Fire Restoration: It is critical to clean damaged surfaces thoroughly before priming. Primer recommendations: KILZ® RESTORATION for water-based (interior); KILZ® ORIGINAL or KILZ® ORIGINAL EXTERIOR for oil-based.

APPLICATION

  • Eye protection is recommended. For spray applications, a small amount of water (no more than 1/2 pint per gallon) may be added. Do not thin for stainblocking applications.
  • Only apply if surface, air and product temperatures are between 50°-90°F (10°-32°C). Stir thoroughly before and occasionally during use. Apply using a brush, roller or sprayer.
  • Brush – High quality Nylon/Polyester
  • Roller – High quality 3/8-1/2″ nap on smooth surfaces or 1/2-3/4″ nap on semi-rough or porous surfaces.
  • Airless spray – .017-.021 tip / 60 mesh filter
  • Prime the entire surface to ensure a uniform appearance of the topcoat.
  • Stainblocking: After priming, test for stain bleed-through by applying the topcoat to a small section. If the stain bleeds through the topcoat, apply a second coat of primer and test again before topcoating the entire area. If bleeding continues, a longer dry time is needed before topcoating.
  • Tinting: KILZ PREMIUM Primer may be tinted with up to 2 ounces of universal colorant per gallon. Tinting to a lighter shade than the topcoat is recommended.
  • Coverage: 300-400 sq. ft. (27.87-37 m2) per gallon depending on application method and surface porosity.

7/ Rust-Oleum Zinsser Exterior Satin

ABOUT PERMA-WHITE® MOLD & MILDEW-PROOF™* EXTERIOR PAINT

Enhance and protect moisture-prone areas on your home or business with Rust-Oleum® Zinsser® PERMA-WHITE® Mold & Mildew-Proof™* Exterior Paint. This high-performance, self-priming coating is tintable to popular mid/light tones.

  • Mold & Mildew-Proof™* paint film – guaranteed for 5 years
  • Durable, long lasting finish – guaranteed for 15 years
  • Self-Priming – sticks to surfaces without sanding
  • Fade Resistant
  • Resists dirt and moisture
  • Tintable to any off-white, pastel or medium earthtone color
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