The exterior walls of a house are its face to the world. It's the first thing people see when they visit or pass by. Changing the exterior wall paint is one of the simplest ways of remodelling your house, and regularly refreshing it helps with maintenance while keeping up the aesthetic appeal.
When choosing exterior wall paint, there are several factors to consider. The climate and location of the house, the type of material, and the colour scheme of the surroundings all play a role in making the right choice. In India, where the climate varies from region to region, an exterior paint combination that can withstand extreme weather conditions is non-negotiable.
The Right Paint Type
Dulux offers a wide variety of paint types, including water-based, oil-based, and acrylic-based to choose from. Water-based paints are the most popular as they are easy to apply and dry quickly. They are also environmentally friendly and have a low odour. However, they may not be as durable as oil-based or acrylic-based paints, which can last longer and provide better protection against harsh weather.
Colour Scheme Selection
In a country as vibrant as ours, bright and bold colours are the norm for exterior walls. However, one must choose a colour that complements the surrounding landscape yet can stand out amongst others. A safe bet is to opt for neutral shades like beige, grey, or white, which showcase a classic and elegant look. But to add a pop of colour, you can paint your doors or windows in a contrasting shade. Dulux's ever-expanding catalogue of colours offers a wide range to help you select the right colour scheme for your exteriors.