Painting your patio or deck is a great opportunity to add life to your outdoor living area and make it feel more comfortable and inviting. In addition to choosing the best paint colors for your patio or deck, you need to choose the right type of paint to use on your deck.
What Type of Paint Should You Use?
Since your deck is outdoor, it is important to use a paint that will help protect its surface from the weather. You should consider certain factors, such as whether or not it is exposed to heavy sunlight, or if it gets a large amount of foot traffic.
Wood stains are a great option for decks that have a gorgeous natural wood finish. A wood stain will help protect your deck from the elements while highlighting its natural finish. Another great option is oil paint for decks that have a lot of cracks. Oil paint will help fill the cracks and create a smoother surface. Most deck paints are specifically designed to avoid cracking in extreme temperatures and to prevent mildew growth.
What Color Should You Use?
The color you should use for your deck is obviously highly dependent on your home’s color palette and aesthetic. It is up to you whether or not you want your deck to be emphasized, or if you would prefer it to blend in with the rest of your home.
In most cases, neutral colors are going to be the safest option. Neutral colors will help make your deck feel like an extension of your home rather than a standalone piece. Additionally, if your deck is subject to heavy foot traffic, you should consider using a dark color to hide imperfections caused by people walking across the surface. Dark gray, dark blue, green, and chocolate brown are great options to use for just about any deck.
You might also be interested in staining your brick rather than painting it. Staining the brick allows the texture of the brick to stand out, and offers better longevity as it does not peel. If you are interested in staining your brick exterior walls, your best bet would be to hire a professional painting service. However, it is possible to do it yourself if you would prefer.
If you would prefer to stick to a more natural look, then wood stains are your best bet. Wood stains will allow you to add some character to your patio without covering its natural appearance. However, if you choose to go this route, you will have significantly fewer color option.
If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the best paint colors for your patio or deck, feel free to contact Noel Painting for assistance.