How to Stop Exterior Wall Paint Colours Fading

By Jamie Orr
Date 22/11/2021
how to stop exterior wall paint colours fading

Coloured exterior walls are a great way to set your property apart from the rest. They allow you to add a touch of your own style and personality to a building. That’s why it’s even more frustrating when they eventually fade.

In this post, we’ll discuss why exterior wall paint colours fade and how a more durable alternative can help.

Why do exterior wall paint colours fade?

Paint is a quick and affordable way to add a pop of colour to your exterior walls. But as with many home improvements, the money you save up front will usually be eaten away further down the line.

Put simply, paint is not a long-lasting solution when used on the outside of a house. Even the leading outdoor paint products are no match for the elements. In the best-case scenario, you can expect exterior paint to be faded within around seven years. However, this can be accelerated if it’s constantly exposed to UV rays from the sun.

Fading aside, exterior wall paint can also flake when it’s worn down by wind and rain over the years. Once paint has started flaking, it will let more moisture through to worsen the problem. Needless to say, that also affects the colour because the walls will no longer have a smooth, uniform coat.

Exterior wall colours that last

If you want to keep your exterior wall paint colours fresh and vibrant, one option is to reapply paint on a regular basis. Unfortunately, this comes at a cost – with the need to repurchase paint every five years or so. That eliminates the main benefit of exterior wall paint, namely the cost.

Alternatively, you can go for a more durable solution, like a coloured exterior wall coating. While this might cost more up front, it will undoubtedly last longer and keep your exterior wall colour looking how you want it. Because you won’t have to constantly maintain or reapply the coating, you could actually save money in the long run.

Compared to exterior wall paint colours, a wall coating can also offer a range of additional benefits. When SprayCork is used on exterior walls, for example, it provides weather resistance to stop water ingress and damp, thermal insulation to reduce heating bills by up to 15%, and natural flexibility to avoid cracking over time.

Upgrade your wall colours

While paint is often praised for its versatile range of colours, Corksol’s Colour Range includes almost 30 different shades for your exterior walls. Choose from vibrant colours like blue, green and purple, or go traditional with browns, greys and classic white.

Whatever your preference, you can make it happen with SprayCork. Most importantly, those beautiful colours won’t fade over time. Our exterior wall coatings come with a guarantee of 25 years, so you can rest assured they’ll stay water-resistant and looking great.

Want to find out more about our exterior wall colours? Contact our team on 01484 442420 or email [email protected].


Photo credit: JPe Plastering

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