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Hello everyone, I used to be a professional decorative painter, but now I mostly do color consults. I have recently been asked by a client to help pick out exterior colors. I don't have a lot of experience with the exterior paint in terms of durability. This particular client is interested in a very beautiful bright red color. I am curious about how bright paint colors hold up in terms of fading/durability? As a side note, this house is located in a sea side town, right on the water which may make a difference as far as how it holds up with ocean air exposure.
Thanks in advance for any advice or experience you may have to share.
 

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Thanks Joe!

That was cocomonkeynuts. And certainly among those here most qualified to speak on the most appropriate materials.


I was asking, not because I'm the most qualified in terms of material choices, but because if it was new wood construction (like new cedar shake) I'd be looking at solid stains just because the prep work next time around tends to be much less arduous. And next time around is likely 5-7 years.
 

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Our Benjamin Store has a south facing cement wall, 18' high that gets baked. We managed 11 years with Aura in Ben Moore Red. On new construction, I would recommend using the red Aura foundation, it certainly helps with color retention.
 

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2nd for aura exterior. Used it last year for the first time in red. It covered one coat over moorewhite primer. If you knew me I’m never a one coat person. The sheen development and color were perfect with one coat. I think it had to do with the primer but nonetheless an excellent product.


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