Generally, yes. The truth is that exterior paints are infused with extra ingredients (more additives and chemicals) to improve their abrasion resistance, UV resistance, moisture resistance, and ultimately, durability. That means exterior paints can withstand inclement weather without succumbing to mold, mildew, chipping, or cracking. Interior paints, on the other hand, are rather basic and, hence, typically inexpensive. Thus, they don't match exterior paints in terms of protection and durability.
What Will Happen If You Use Interior Paint Outside?
You should never use interior paint outside. Typically, interior paints contain fewer additives than exterior paints. Lacking the special additives needed to survive outdoor elements like harsh weather, the interior paint may not last long outside. If anything, it will start producing cracks and eventually peel off your walls.
When you entrust your home's exterior painting to Five Star Painting, we undertake thorough color consultations with you to find the best fit for your home's curb appeal. Our decades of expertise are founded on in-depth knowledge of different exterior paint products, and we always strive for the best recommendations for your home.
Protect Your Home Like a Pro!
Did you know exterior paint is more than just aesthetics? Yes, it goes further to provide an extra layer of protection for your home. However, only quality exterior paint can really protect your home from the elements. In other words, quality paint shelters your house from weather damage, dust, and insects. Moreover, quality exterior paint can also keep your exterior wood from rotting. Even so, for all that to happen, you also need a quality exterior paint job. Luckily for you, we always strive for the highest-quality results in our exterior house painting services.