Looking for Exterior Paint Recommendations for Rental Property


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Looking for Exterior Paint Recommendations for Rental Property

I need to get my rental property painted and want a paint that is durable and long-lasting. I don't want to be painting it again in a couple years. The contractor I'm considering hiring has quoted $400 on top of the total job cost for McCormick Interlok Eggshell paint. I looked it up on their website, and it is for interior and exterior surfaces. Seems like I would want something for only exterior, such as their Generation Liftetime Exterior paint. The home is in northern VA, so is subject to extreme cold, ice, snow and extreme heat, humidity, and rain. Any recommendations? The home is only 1,000 sq ft. and half of the front is brick (which I'm not painting), so I can afford to get a little better quality paint.
 
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Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore get the most endorsement here.

Either have a store convenient for you?
 
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I don't believe I've ever used or had any dealings with that brand. Generally a paint formulated specifically for the application is better but I don't know anything about that brand/line. The price of the paint is almost always a small factor compared to labor so it makes sense to upgrade. Have you discussed the coating options with the McCormick paint store?
 
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I didn't plan on picking out my own paint, but if I need to I will. This is the paint the contractor quoted me on. $400 extra for my tiny house.
 
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If you talk to the rep at the paint store, you'll get a better idea of what your options are. More than likely the contractor can get better pricing, I wasn't suggesting for you to buy the paint but rather to find out more about the paint so you can make an informed decision.
 
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Sounds like a wise idea. Off the bat, selecting a paint that is formulated for interior and exterior doesnt seem ideal, especially when McCormick makes two exclusive paints specifically for exteriors.
 
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I agree - I would want an exterior paint, not something trying to accomplish multiple goals.
 
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I ended up going with the McCormick State House exterior paint in a stain sheen. It's actually cheaper than their Interlok interior/exterior paint.
 
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What's a stain sheen? I've never heard of that....
 
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I think he meant satin sheen .....
 
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Ah, that I've heard of.

Thanks.
 
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Yes, I meant satin sheen
 
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I tend to use satin inside. I have vinyl siding on my house so I haven't had to decide what sheen to use outside
 
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I also like satin on the exterior, while I don't have any documentation to prove it, I believe exterior paint with a sheen tends to stay clean longer than flat house paint. Some substrates look better with a sheen than others.
 
 

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