Ronald Hernandez

Colors To Paint A House Outside

Everything that I have told you about how to choose colors to paint a house on the inside is VALID to select paint colors for the exterior. In this sense, I would encourage you to give two useful tips for the choice of color.

  • Very dark colors will suffer much exposure to the weather and ultraviolet rays of the sun. Soon they will be “dizzy” or vanished, so they “will look old at an early age. “
  • Considering that exterior colors are a way of communicating outwards, almost as a statement of what we think (or something like that …), I suggest you keep in mind:

Take care of a “too ostentatious” color choice, which may lead you to regret the decision in the short term. I say this … without the intention of discouraging you.

On the other hand, a very “played” color may end up wearing you out sooner than you think. To better understand the concept, I usually explain it with this example:

The effect “flowered shirt.”

When releasing a flowered shirt (or a risky design), we will make an impact; after some postures, they will remember in what other occasions we use it; and with time we will be “the type of the flowered shirt.” I think it’s understood.

Some Conclusions On How To Choose Colors To Paint A House

At this point in the story, I would settle for having achieved that your degree of confusion is less than you had before you started reading.

Let’s assume that in choosing colors to paint a house, there are NO magic recipes or infallible formulas.

It is true that there are criteria with a certain degree of social proof, which will make this election less stressful. They are the ones that I apply, and I have tried to tell you.

In the same way, beyond all the colors to paint that they can recommend you, it would be good to choose without ties:

The color that you like the most

The color that best expresses your mood.

The color that represents your way of seeing things.

Without caring at all, the terrible fact that ALWAYS (absolutely always) there will be someone who will not like it. And nothing will happen.

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Plastic Wall Covering

What Is A Plastic Coating?

Until now everything was reduced to finish the walls with fine plaster and then choose a color to paint. And now it seems that the thing is not so. The systematic way in which you have started to see them leads you to consider: is there something more than a fad behind plastic plasters?

Although they are the latest materials that have been incorporated into the world of construction, today they have already been permanently installed as part of the menu of options for anyone who is about to finish the exterior of his work.

Some years of testing have already given sufficient endorsement to earn a place in the materials of completion, and it is not by chance that it is, if we take into account certain trends of what is being built.

Within what is the contemporary style of architecture, or at least what we see in magazines and on the street, there has been a generalized taste towards what we might call minimalism.

For minimalism we understand that style that adheres to the idea of architectural simplicity, which is characterized by reducing everything to the essential, that is to say, stripping it of the remaining elements. In this particular panorama, the plastic plaster finds a specific scope to look like photographic material par excellence.

Despite all this, many still doubt their choice basically because they do not know precisely what it is and what are the advantages that it poses. In that sense, let’s try to find some answers that simplify your choice.

Plastic Paint Or Plastic Plaster?

The first definition that makes it difficult to find a proper name that represents it.

I suppose that doubt arises from the moment one observes its consistency; it is a paste ( similar to plaster ) that is sold canned ( like paint ).

For lovers of the technology say that it is a mixture of elastomeric acrylic polymers, mineral fillers, and pigments, Which ultimately does not contribute almost anything to understand what it is.

I prefer to consider it as a paste, a mixture of resins, sands of different sizes and colors, incorporated in the same material, suitable to be applied directly on the wall, with a roller, but in most cases with plaster, as is done with plaster. For more information on plaster techniques, Loveland painters has advice for plaster and other painting techniques.

Therefore, having commented, and to reach a more certain term, let’s call it a plastic coating.

Characteristics Of Plastic Coating

Although I mentioned its pasty consistency, once placed it is harsh to the touch, with extreme flexibility (although it sounds strange) and with excellent resistance to cracking and the microcracks typical of the surfaces that are reversed.

This is the characteristic that, in my opinion, has made it in a free part of the market. Its use comes to replace one of the most critical faults of all cementitious materials (plaster in general), very resistant, but with minimal expansion capacity.

This fact transforms the walls into surfaces full of “spiders,” very difficult to hide with any other sealer or paint, and what is worse, very prone to generate moisture problems in walls.

Plastic Wall Covering : The plastic coating helps prevent fissures or “spiders” so prevalent in excellent renderings


Plating Surface Of Plastic Coating

Can I Apply It On Any Surface?

The resins present in its composition assure it an adhesion such that it makes it suitable to be applied almost on any surface, including glass, although little choice would be made of glass as a support material.

Regardless of this, it is mainly applied on thick plaster with an even finish.

If this is not the case, it will be necessary to make a previous or level preparation, with the same diluted product or with ceramic adhesive applied with a trowel. Otherwise, its reduced thickness would reveal the irregularities of the background.

Presentation Of The Plastic Coating

It is offered mainly in cans of 10 or 20 liters (or “Kg.”, According to other manufacturers), in an extensive palette of colors and with a fine, medium or thick finish.

These three terminations will depend primarily on the granulometry (i.e., the size) of the mineral components (sands) of the dough. These are the ones that when pressing the mixture on the wall will leave the rugosity and marks so typical of this product.

Plastic Wall Covering

Plastic wall covering: The size of the coarse aggregates (sands) marks the roughness of the texture

They are usually sold together with a roller application base, which as a primer, uniforms the absorption and gives more mordant (anchoring) to the new surface to improve the application of the coating.

Advantages Of Plastic Coating

still not being clear about its benefits?

To the elasticity above, which makes it much more resistant to aging and the aggression of atmospheric agents, add the reduction of work times. In a single step, the fine plaster, the finished plaster, and the finishing paint are replaced, and that is where a comparison should be established that leads us to evaluate the suitability of its use.

Behind the objective of lowering the costs of your construction, admittedly at this point, you will already have a pencil and calculator in hand. Let’s see it them.

Is Plastic Coating More Expensive?

Although from the economic point of view it is still a more expensive product, we should not keep that first impression.

If we compare the traditional finishing system of excellent renders and paint, with its duration in time and the need for less frequent maintenance, the equation is leveled and can even tip the scales in your favor.

It is much more resistant to the formation of fungi and molds, and its maintenance is reduced to a mild hydrolavado, whenever it is necessary. I advance to the question you will be asking yourself: the day you get tired of the color, you can paint with any free latex.