Latex paint is the traditional choice for home exteriors. So, how does ceramic paint match up to latex exterior paint?
Here are some pros and cons to using ceramic paint.
- Long lasting. Ceramic paint comes with a 25-year warranty against chipping, cracking, and peeling. It is often marketed as the last exterior paint your house will ever need.
- Energy-Efficient: Ceramic paint was designed to reflect up to 90% of the sun’s rays, keeping that heat out of your house when you don’t want it.
- Durable in all Weather: Ceramic paint’s flexible base makes it highly resistant to moisture and ideal for coastal homes facing constant sea spray in the air. Silver-infused ceramic paint is also naturally antimicrobial.
- Low-VOCs: Ceramic paint is less toxic than latex, at less than half the VOCs of traditional latex paint formulas.
- Paint Any Surface with Primer: Using the proper ceramic paint primer, you can cover almost any surface of your home - unlike latex which does not apply well to metal and can swell the wood.
- Noise Reduction: Ceramic paint is even helpful in reducing the amount of road noise that gets into the home. Ceramic interior paint can reduce noise travel between rooms.
- Higher Cost: Ceramic paint is typically more costly than latex home paint, but the high durability makes this a difference in up-front rather than long-term cost.
- Long-Term: Ceramic paint is designed to last, but a professional should ONLY do touch-ups.
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