Differences Between Interior and Exterior Painting
Exterior paints are made to outlast sun and other weather conditions without peeling and chipping, and interior paints are composed to resist wear and tear. One major difference between exterior and interior paint is the level of volatile organic compounds (more commonly known as VOCs) that are allowed.
California requires contractors and paint manufactures to adhere to certain rules when allowing VOC’s in their paint. We always recommend using the lowest possible VOC containing paints on any project regardless of whether it’s interior or exterior.
Another key requirement for making sure your painting project is done correctly is getting the proper permits. If you’re interested in learning more about interior or exterior painting permits, click here to see the Los Angeles permit fee calculator.
Los Angeles Interior and Exterior Painting
A new coat of paint can make any space look almost brand new. Painting the outside or inside of your home will give it a fresh look and can make it feel like a brand new home. If you’re home is feeling a little drab and out of date it might be a good time to re-paint and give it a fresh feel.
Exterior paints are made of materials that create a protective coating for wood, metal, concrete, drywall and other surfaces. This is because exterior paint needs to be able to withstand all different types of weather conditions. These chemicals that form the coating are in the can of paint, however, they are held back in a solvent that evaporates after the paint has been applied. Some of the coating chemicals contain polymers, which will actually form the surface. They also may include binders that prevent the paint from separating and allow it to stay firmly on the painted surface properly. In addition, paints contain additives that aid in faster drying times, improve weather resistance, control mildew and keep the color evenly distributed.
Interior paints in Los Angeles are made with resins that allow it to be less prone to scuffs and similar damages. Interior paints are also easier to clean since they can easily get marked on or scraped. Some people assume exterior paint will be better inside because they think since it is made to withstand all the outdoor weather elements, it will hold up better inside. We are here to tell you that is not true! Interior paint is made specifically for indoor use and outdoor paint is made specifically for outdoor use.
There are different paint formulations we can use in different rooms of your house, so be sure to ask the experts at Supreme and we can help you choose what is the right paint for each room. Both interior and exterior paints offer different finishes, from satin to gloss. We can provide samples of what each will look like so you can pick the look you like the best.