Owasso, Oklahoma’s vibrant community deserves homes that reflect its spirit! A fresh coat of exterior paint is a fantastic way to boost your curb appeal and protect your biggest investment – your house. But with so many choices on the market, selecting the right exterior paint can feel overwhelming. Don’t worry, JT Paint & Design is here to guide you through Owasso’s exterior painting journey!

Understanding Your Options: Paint Types

The first step is understanding the different types of exterior paint. Here’s a breakdown of the most common ones in Owasso:
  • Latex Paint: This water-based option offers easy cleanup, dries quickly, and comes in a vast array of colors. It’s generally affordable and works well on most surfaces like wood, vinyl, and masonry (brick, stucco). However, it might not be the most durable choice for harsh Oklahoma weather.
  • Acrylic Latex Paint: A step up from regular latex, acrylic latex provides better durability and resistance to fading and mildew. It’s a great all-around choice for Owasso’s climate.
  • Alkyd Paint: This oil-based paint offers excellent durability and weather resistance. It makes it ideal for areas prone to moisture, like trim or doors. However, it has a strong odor, takes longer to dry, and requires mineral spirits for cleanup.

Choosing the Right Finish

The paint’s “finish” refers to its sheen level, which impacts both aesthetics and functionality. Here are some popular choices:
  • Flat: Offers a low-luster, non-reflective finish that hides imperfections well. It’s a good choice for textured surfaces like stucco but can be more prone to dirt build-up.
  • Eggshell: Provides a subtle sheen with a touch more ease of cleaning than flat paint. It’s a versatile option for most exterior walls.
  • Satin: A soft, velvety sheen that is washable and adds a touch of elegance. It’s a popular choice for trim and doors.
  • Semi-Gloss: A higher sheen that reflects light, making surfaces appear brighter and easier to clean. It’s perfect for high-traffic areas like doors and shutters.
  • Gloss: The highest sheen level, offering a reflective, almost mirror-like finish. It provides excellent durability and stain resistance but can highlight imperfections. It’s best used sparingly on doors, shutters, or decorative accents.

Considering Owasso’s Climate

Owasso experiences hot, humid summers and occasional freezing winters. When choosing exterior paint, consider these factors:
  • Durability: Look for paint with good resistance to fading, cracking, and peeling caused by sun and temperature fluctuations. Acrylic latex paints are a great choice here.
  • Mildew Resistance: Especially important for shady areas, choose a paint with mildew resistance to prevent unsightly growth.
  • Moisture Resistance: Owasso’s occasional rain showers necessitate paint that can withstand moisture without blistering.

JT Paint & Design’s Top Tips for Owasso’s Exterior Painting Project

  • Preparation is Key: A successful paint job starts with a clean surface. Power wash or thoroughly wash your exterior walls to remove dirt, mildew, and loose paint.
  • Factor in the Weather: Don’t paint in direct sunlight or extreme temperatures. Ideally, paint in mild weather with moderate humidity.
  • Prime Time: Use a high-quality exterior primer for better paint adhesion and coverage.
  • The Right Tools: Invest in good quality brushes, rollers, and drop cloths for a professional finish.
  • Safety First: Wear safety glasses, gloves, and a dust mask while painting.
Let JT Paint & Design Help!
We at JT Paint & Design are your one-stop shop for all your Owasso exterior painting needs. Our friendly staff can help you choose the perfect paint type and finish based on your specific needs and budget.
We carry top-quality brands that are perfect for the Owasso climate. And we offer expert advice to ensure your project is a success. Visit our store or give us a call – we’re here to help Owasso shine!