Some common questions:
Natural Exterior House Paint
What is the best exterior house paint?
The best exterior house paint that we offer is the GCS Exterior, it offers the most amount of colours, it’s easy to apply and toughened with natural graphene, which helps reduce cracking and peeling.
Best exterior wall paint?
I think the best exterior wall paint is the GCS Exterior, due to the great range of natural colours available, strength and ease of use.
What range of exterior paint colours?
We offer a fabulous range of exterior paint colours, which you can see in our colour chart. Please note that some of the deeper shades are not advised for exteriors due to some natural pigments suffering more from UV damage than others. This is noted on the colour chart to help you decide.
Which exterior masonry paint?
Traditional finish I would suggest the Biosphere, and for modern finish and easy application the GCS exterior.
What is the best way to paint exterior pebble dash wall?
Brush, clean and primer first, and then usually 2 coats of top coat.
What is the best exterior wood paint?
This would be the Graphenstone Grafclean Midshine, which is a super tough paint that when used with the primer provides excellent adhesion for wood and metals. It has a lovely semi matte finish, more of a satin at 10% sheen and perfect for so many applications for outside wood work.
Natural Exterior Wood Paint:
Exterior wood paint colours
We have a great range of exterior wood paint colours, from the natural paint colour chart available digitally or you can order the swatch cards, I highly recommend ordering the natural colour chart as it’s hand painted and a very accurate representation of the colours available. Please try are tester pot first to make sure the colour works for your first though!
What paint to use on exterior wood?
For all exterior wood we recommend the Graphenstone Grafclean Midshine, which requires the universal primer for best adhesion. We would advise one coat of primer, then 2 top coats should be sufficient in most instances.
How to paint exterior wooden window frames
Ideally remove as much of the existing paint as you can, and make sure it is clean and dust free. Then prime with our universal natural wood primer, and then apply 2 coats of the top coat, Graphenstone Grafclean Midshine.
How to paint an exterior wood door
This would be in the same way as the window frames above, ideally remove as much paint as you can, clean and make dust free, prime then two top coats of the Grafclean Midshine.
What to do when you’ve accidentally used exterior paint indoors.
If you’ve used Graphenstone paints this is no problem at all, the exterior paints will work fine inside too! Exterior paints are just a different recipe as they have different needs, so although they will work fine inside of course, we would always recommend an interior paint for interior walls rather than an exterior!
How much to paint a house exterior UK?
This is simple to work out, you just need to measure the walls and go from there.
To work out how many square metres you have, you multiple the length by the height in metres of each wall, and this will give you the square metres. Do this for each wall, and take off a few square metres at the end for things like windows and doors! One you have all data, add it all together and this will give you the total square metres of wall space. You then divide that by the coverage of the paint ins question and work out the number of coats, so for instance if your two walls total 100 square metres, and the paint covers at 10sqm per litre, you then need 10L of paint per coat. Simple!
What is the average price to paint exterior of house.
Using the calculation above you can work this out. Of course there can be extra cost if you need to prime the walls first, and the total figure will change depending on whether it’s a small bungalow or a massive castle…
Best exterior house paint brand.
Easy, Graphenstone – and specifically the Graphenstone GCS Exterior paint.
Introduction to exterior paints and exterior masonry paint
The importance of exterior household paint is not recognised enough. Most people tend to focus so much on their indoors, that they completely forget that their outdoor walls need to be attended to as well. In this article, we will talk about the importance of painting exterior walls and a few steps to follow.
Significance of Exterior Paint
Using exterior paint to increase your house price.
Having a nicely painted house can greatly enhance the curb appeal of your home. Selecting the right colours and accents can go a long way to leaving a long-lasting visual impact that catches the eye of the onlookers. A lot of people focus on gardening and outdoor accessories to improve the curb appeal of their homes, but if the paint is underwhelming, then it won’t do much for the cause.
Using exterior paint for Building Protection
The on your exterior walls is not just there for the eye, but can also help protect your building as well. Choosing good quality paint can protect your building fabric from heat, moisture, and cold. It can also improve the indoor air quality and building performance by improving household insulation and reducing wood rot and weathering.
Exterior paint helps you Identify Damage
Taking up a painting project can also help you find cracks, holes, and problems in your exterior walls that you might not have noticed before. Furthermore, you might also stumble across mould, damp walls, and find rotting and weakened wood along the way.
Create a Healthier Environment using exterior paint
By replacing your old paint with fresh coats of eco-friendly paint, you actually contribute to a greener and cleaner environment. Conventional paints give off harmful gases (VOCs) and release large amounts of carbon dioxide in the air. Switching over to natural and eco-friendly paint can reduce the toxic effects of conventional paints and generate a sustainable environment.
Steps to Take Before Painting Your Building Exterior
Select High Quality Exterior Paint
It should go without saying that the paint you choose for your exterior should be of good quality (which does not necessarily mean that it should be expensive). Painting the exterior is an extensive process, so investing in good quality paint can reduce the chance that you'll have to repaint and rework the areas anytime soon. You want your paint to be durable, resistant to weathering, and long-lasting, so do not be afraid of a slightly higher price tag because it will end up saving you a quite a bit in the long run.
Make a Good Colour Choice
Once you’ve decided on the type and brand of paint, the next step is to choose an appealing colour combination for your house. The possibilities are numerous, so you can take your time to look for inspiration from the internet, magazines, and your surroundings. Darker shades will fade faster than the lighter ones will, which is something you should take into consideration. When you're choosing a colour, carefully assess the roof and woodwork of your house, the building fabric, and surrounding stone and brickwork because they will add to the overall aesthetics of your home.
Clean the Exterior walls and surfaces before you paint
To get the best results and ensure seamless painting, it is always best to carefully remove all dirt, cobwebs, and dust from your household exterior. One way to do this is by using a high pressure stream of water to get the dirt and grime out. All mould should also be removed, and this can be done with the aid of a wire brush and bleach solution.
Repair Damaged Surfaces and Areas before painting
Before applying exterior paint, it is very important to repair all damaged areas of the house. This can be the woodwork, masonry, tiles, metal surfaces, windows, and stucco. Any and all holes and cracks should be adequately sealed and leveled off. This will ensure you have a nice, even coat, and no hindrances while painting. Also, if your house needs any external repair work, it is best to get it done before the painting to avoid ruining the paint afterward.
Prime your walls.
If you come across any stains or wood knots, then you should apply a coat of stain-blocking primer to the region before you paint over it. This will prevent the stain from seeping out onto the fresh layer of paint. Priming stains also gives better adhesion and improves the durability of the paint.
Masking and Trimming
To ensure a neat and crisp paint with minimal mess, you should always mask the edges of your windows and doors to prevent overlapping. Covering windows and other external attachments will also help you avoid getting paint on unwanted areas.