If your home’s exterior is painted, you know the story: That beautiful paint job begins to show wear and tear after five to seven years, requiring you to repaint. What if there were a longer-lasting alternative? Ceramic house paint is incredibly durable and offers a number of advantages over latex exterior paint. Here’s what you need to know about ceramic house paint.
What is ceramic house paint?
Ceramic house paint is exterior acrylic paint infused with ceramic microspheres. These microspheres make ceramic paint as many as eight times thicker than regular latex exterior paint, creating something almost like a shell around your home. Ceramic paint lasts as long as 25 years and comes in a wide array of colors.
Ceramic house paint benefits
Ceramic house paint offers the following benefits over traditional exterior paint.
- It lasts three times as long as traditional paint or longer.
- It does not chip or flake.
- It provides better protection against moisture damage than typical exterior paint.
- It resists ultraviolet (UV) light damage.
- It adheres to almost any construction material: wood, Hardie® Plank, stucco, brick or stone siding.
- The paint’s thickness provides a bit of additional insulation to your home and also helps muffle sound.
- A ceramic paint job costs about $4 to $7 per square foot, compared to $2 to $4 for traditional latex paint.
- The paint is permanent, so choosing a color you’ll be happy with through the years is important.
- Damaged areas can be problematic and require more than a mere touch-up.
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