Can You Use Interior Paint Outside? (And Vice Versa)

Exterior Painters Ann Arbor

Are you considering painting your house?

Do you know the difference between interior and exterior paint?

Painting your house is a large and complex task. If you don’t want to leave it to the experts, and feel comfortable doing it on your own, it’s important to know if you’re using the right paint. A common mistake among DIY projects is choosing the wrong paint for your interior or exterior. Simply put, exterior paint should be used for the exterior of your home and interior paint should be used for the interior of your home if you don’t want to run into any major problems.

Exterior Paint

Exterior paint should never go inside your home as it can have many harmful effects. The chemicals in exterior paint are extremely dangerous. When trapped indoors, these chemicals can irritate your skin and cause damage to your lungs. This doesn’t stop after the paint dries, as exterior paint will continue to be toxic on your walls for weeks after you’ve finished painting.

Interior Paint

While much less dangerous, using interior paint on the exterior of your home is still quite a hassle to deal with in the long term. Interior paint is not made to handle direct sunlight, rain, or snow and will fade quickly. Additionally, interior paint doesn’t have the adhesive qualities of exterior paint and will take coat after coat until it looks passable. Using the right paint will save you time and money.

Exterior Painters Ann Arbor

If you have the time, expertise, and patience to do the job yourself, these suggestions will help you get the best result. If you decide your best investment is to hire a professional, it’s time to call Mussio Painting at (734) 995-2646. Arrange an appointment personally with Steve Mussio. 

At Mussio Painting, we have more than 35 years of experience in the greater Ann Arbor area. You’ll get a licensed team that has worked together for years. They clean up the job site every day, so you won’t have a mess on your hands after the crew leaves. You’ll work with Steve to get a no-surprises estimate that describes the scope of work and the timeline. Ask about guarantees and reviews. Mussio Painters provides peace of mind and protects your investment in your home.

Consult with Mussio Painting if you're looking for exterior painters in Ann Arbor and look forward to having the nicest house on the block. Coming home to a fresh, beautiful home makes you feel proud, comfortable, and relaxed.


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