Re: Which Paint is Better for Exterior???
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That said, don't overlook regional and local paint manufacturers. They typically formulate the paint for the specific climate of their areas, and often sell a durable product at competitive prices.
The higher-quality national brands are expensive partly because they are formulated to hold up to all possible weather extremes. Lesser-quality national brands will not be as durable in extreme climates.
Since the regional manufacturers make for the local climate, the paint will often be just as durable as the national brands at a lower price because they don't have to formulate for unlikely weather. Why buy a paint that's good for 30-below ice storms if yo live in the desert? Why buy a paint that withstands days and days of 110 degree heat if you live in Maine?
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.