What's the Difference Between Exterior and Interior Paint?
Whether we’re painting the walls inside or out, you can trust that our experts are using the right materials for the job. Not all paint is created equal, which is why you may see us using different paint for the interior and exterior of your house.
Interior Paint: This paint is used for decoration and aesthetic. It’s formulated to prevent dampness, stains, and scuffing, is washable and easy to maintain. Because it occupies the same spaces as people and pets, it’s a little more delicate than exterior paint. It generally has minimal to no volatile organic compounds, so you don’t need to worry about compromising the air quality inside your home. Interior paint should be used for:
- Walls and ceilings
- Interior Window Frames
Exterior Paint: This paint is more durable than interior paint because it needs to provide protection from various weather conditions, like moisture from rain and snow caused by the sun’s ultraviolet rays and fungal growth. This weather-resistant paint is softened with resin, is more flexible, and can withstand the contraction or expansion a house may experience in the changing seasons. Most exterior paints release volatile organic compounds, which make them dangerous for indoor use. Exterior paint should be used for:
- Outdoor-only furniture