The facade of your house is slowly turning grey and no longer looks beautiful? You want a new coat of paint, a change of wallpaper on the outside wall? Is it high time because the facade is already crumbling? Then you have come to the right place!
We answer the question “Which facade paint is the best to paint a facade?” and not only provide product names and other tedious data, but also show what a good facade paint must be able to do on your house wall.
So you are optimally informed and only let the best paint on your home – whether during a renovation or shortly after construction.
Best facade paint to paint the facade
If you haven’t found what you’re looking for in the DIY forum, on the DIY store website, or even with a Google search, you’re probably already asking yourself, quite frustrated:
Which colour do I use to paint a facade properly? And what do you have to pay attention to in addition to the colour tone? What must the facade look like? How weatherproof are modern paints for the exterior wall of a house? There are many questions that come to your mind… And here you will find the answers!
How’s the facade?
Before you even think of a paint to paint the house, you should first look at the condition of the facade.
The most important thing with regard to the facade paint is to check the facade for its load-bearing capacity. After all, you want the liquid paint to adhere to the solid wall or plaster during painting, and not for pieces and lumps of plaster to mix into the brush for the paint.
The simplest test is to wipe the plaster or the old facade paint once with your hand (if necessary with a building glove).
If it is already crumbling or flaking off, then the corresponding areas must be removed and recreated. For smaller areas and surfaces it also does a touch-up.
Perhaps you have also heard of the “tape test”? If not, here is the explanation: Slightly scratch the outer wall with a cutter knife / carpet knife.
Then stick adhesive tape, or better: painter’s crepe, on the scratch and pull it off quickly. If (many) residues from the substrate or the old paint stick to the scratch, then a better substrate for the new paint must first be created.
Which colours are suitable as facade colours?
If you are sure that a new facade paint will hold on to your house, if necessary, after you have carried out the steps listed below following the tests described, then you can proceed.
Now you can concentrate on colours. Special facade paints that last for a long time, and preferably also increase the energy efficiency of your property, have extensive properties. You should bear these points in mind when choosing facade paints:
- The coating provides protection against water
- The coating is self-cleaning (dirt rolls off with water / rain)
- The facade paint is nevertheless breathable
- Thanks to the paints, the facades do not provide a breeding ground for algae and moss
- The house facade becomes more attractive through the colour
After building or during renovation / refurbishment / modernisation of your property, you should therefore choose the right colours. Some of the points mentioned are of course mutually dependent – for example, without water on and in the wall, neither mould, algae nor moss can thrive.
As the water beads off at the right colour, dirt and dust are removed, which removes the breeding ground for microorganisms. This also effectively keeps bacteria away from the facades.
Energy efficiency is also increased because no moisture has to evaporate from the facade wall – so the thermal energy in the house is retained longer.
Which facade paint is the best?
So let us now come to the answer to the question “Which facade paint is the best to paint a facade?” – because after building or redesigning a house that you have bought and in which you want to live better in the future, you are at the mercy of a number of offers.
With colours of the brand proPERLA from Denmark you are already on the safe side. Because not only can the facade paints of this brand be painted well, but you also have the properties for the house facade that we have listed above as particularly important.
The proPERLA facade paints offer a sophisticated treatment technology that makes facades self-cleaning and water-repellent. At the same time, breathability is maintained.
The colours are available in different shades, so you can paint your house in your favourite colour.
In addition, in order to provide a complete package, the same brand also offers creams for masonry, a horizontal barrier for walls with moisture penetrating from below, as well as roof coatings and thermal insulation paint for metal surfaces. Information, pictures and data of the individual products can be found on properla.net
Painting a facade: Step-by-step instructions
As mentioned above, after the first test for the colour-bearing capacity of the house facade and the actual application of a new coat of paint, there are further steps to be taken.
In the following we have summarised the sequence for your successful project, including some useful tips:
- Step 1: Check the load-bearing capacity of the external facade as described above
- Step 2: Removal of loose / crumbling paint residues, dust, moss, algae infestation, lichen, etc. (use water and brush or high-pressure cleaner)
- Step 3: Allow the facade to dry; for painting it must be dry, dust-free and clean
- Step 4: Repair gaps, cracks and holes in the façade and plaster them again depending on the depth
- Step 4: Check absorbency – if the exterior wall absorbs too much water, a primer must be applied before the facade paint is applied
- Step 5: Masking of areas such as windows, doors/doors, door frames, floors, etc. If your garden has a lawn, cover it if necessary
- Step 6: Apply the primer or paint the facade with the facade paint
- A few tips: For both primer and facade paint, paint corners and angles first, as well as areas that are more difficult to access. Then paint the facade several times in a crossed pattern, first from top to bottom and then from left to right (or the other way round).
If you are building a house or want to paint an existing house facade with facade paint for a more beautiful living, then take one that repels water well and thus keeps the outer wall dry and clean. You will find an overview on the linked proPERLA page.
Pay attention to the individual steps, a firm, clean and dry substrate for painting and the tips and information provided.