To ensure the original heritage detailing of a home is the feature of the property, we often use a contrasting colour on the walls and white (typically Vivid White) on the heritage detailing, decorative plaster and timber trims.
To ensure the exterior of your home or property is sufficiently protected to withstand harsh weather and conditions, it's best to use a water based paint for all exterior surfaces. Water based paints are more flexible than oil based paints which allows for movement when exposed to moisture and water. Water based paints will also ensure your exterior paint colour will retain its' brightness and avoid fading over time.
The level, type and direction of lighting can all affect the tone of a paint colour once applied to a surface and can vary significantly compared to sample cards. Identifying each of these is the first step when considering which paint colour to choose and also which paint finish is best.
It can be a daunting task trying to figure out which paint base to choose, especially as the decision can have major implications on the overall finish and longevity of the paint. Applying the incorrect paint base for a certain environment can result in paint bubbling, chalking and cracking very quickly.