If you live anywhere in the New England region you know that are weather can go from being beautiful to down right nasty in the blink of an eye. Where I live in Massachusetts a homes exterior can take a terrible beating due to the elements.
If your Massachusetts home has clapboard or wood siding you are probably used to painting the exterior every five years or so. Painting is not cheap and frankly lots of people get sick of the maintenance involved with having clapboard siding because of it.
Over the last decade or so I have seen a trend in Real Estate where vinyl siding has become much more accepted. Part of the reason stems from the fact that vinyl siding has far more quality today than it did in years past. There are also those that love the traditional look of clapboard siding and would easily choose it over vinyl siding if not for the expense of painting a home every five years.
I am going to offer your a solution for the next time you paint your home and it is called Duration paint by Sherwin Williams. Duration is a top of the line paint that is time tested to hold up against our brutal Massachusetts Winters and the blistering heat of the Summer months.
After hearing about Duration from a local painter about three years ago, I decided to give it a shot on my own home. I can honestly say I could not be more thrilled with the Duration paint job. My home three years later looks just like it did when the paint was applied!
One thing that you have to know about the Duration paint going in is that it is not cheap! Be prepared to spend a lot more upfront money on this paint than the traditional paint you would find at a typical paint store or the Home Depot. I can say in the long run it is well worth it!
To give you an idea just how good Sherwin Williams thinks the product is they guarantee the paint for as long as you own your home. While I am no expert in painting I trust my eyes and so far the paint has held up amazingly well.
According to the Sherwin Williams website some of the benefits of the Duration paint include:
- A guarantee for as long as you own your home.
- One coat self priming performance.
- No blistering or peeling creating a virtually maintenance free exterior.
- Available is Gloss, Satin and Flat paint finishes.
- Available in five gallon buckets.
- No thinning required on the paint.
- Has the Good Housekeeping seal of approval.
If you do any of your own research on the internet about Duration paint you will find it highly rated by a number of the Building Professional and painting forum sites.
One thing that I did note from a number of painting professionals is that there is a learning curve when applying this paint. Apparently Duration goes on substantially thicker than most paints. Not only does the paint cost more but also it takes more paint to get the same coverage as a standard paint.
So if you are like me and like the traditional look of clapboard siding but hate the fact you need to paint your home so often, give Duration paint a shot. I am willing to bet you will be as pleased as I am!
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About the author: The above Real Estate information on painting a Massachusetts home with Duration paint was provided by Bill Gassett, a Nationally recognized leader in his field. Bill can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 508-435-5356. Bill has helped people move in and out of many Metrowest towns for the last 24+ Years.
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