Tests Identify Most Durable Exterior Paint and Primer Products


Tests Identify Most Durable Exterior Paint and Primer Products

Best Brands of Paint for Crack-resistance

If cracking and flaking has been a particular nemesis, then one of the above brands of paint is the right product for you!

Some Simple Steps for Ladder Safety

Construction Ladder Leaning Up Against A House Ready For New Paint

Whether it’s to do some exterior paint maintenance or to clean out the rain gutters, many of us will be climbing ladders in the coming weeks. If you’re like me, that’s no everyday occurrence, so it always pays to review the steps that make ladder use a little safer.

Best Paints to Iron Out Rust Problems

RustI Iron Fence

A rust problem on a painted iron door, railing, or fence can be a real eyesore – albeit one that can be put to rest with some good surface preparation and by applying a paint with proven rust resistance. When dealing with previously painted iron, it’s essential that you prepare the surface properly or you’ll […]

Top Paints for Dirt and Mildew Resistance

House with freshly painted exterior

The Paint Quality Institute has tested nearly every paint on the market for dirt- and mildew resistance, and we’ve identified a handful that offer superior protection

Identifying the Most Fade-resistant Brands of Paint

Bright House Exterior

If you’re in love with a particular exterior paint color and don’t want to see it quickly fade into the sunset, be sure to use one of these top quality paint brands.

How to Hit a Home Run With Your Home Painting

Home Run

Now that the outdoor painting season — like the baseball season — is in full swing, it’s easy to hit a home run with your home painting.

Three Little-known Reasons to Favor Acrylic Deck Coatings

Beach House Deck

Knowing the whole story about 100% acrylic deck coatings should make it easy to decide what type of coating to use on your outdoor deck.

Weather-beaten Deck? You’ve Got Options

Large deck with umbrella and view of the lake

If your deck has emerged from its fight with winter battered and bruised, you’ll soon be shopping for a deck coating. Fortunately, you’ve got options.

Super-durable Stains Simplify Deck Upkeep

Male Carpenter Applying Varnish To Wooden Furniture.

By applying the right type of stain to your deck, and the right brand of product, you can greatly stretch out the staining cycle.