August 14, 2013

There are many areas of Australia where winter temperatures mean you’re going to have to think about the exterior paint you use.  And Victoria is one of those places!

Cold weather means that standard waterborne paint can’t form a proper film at low temperatures.  This is because the acrylic base needs some warmth to make the particles soft enough to stick together.

Unless the paint is based on wintergrade technology, a paint film dried in the cold can crack and at times dry to just a powder.  There is an intermediate set of temperatures between 5 and 10°C where the film seems to form okay, but be aware that where paint is concerned looks can be deceptive.  In these temperatures the coating is likely to have much poorer durability than normal.  The surface temperature may be colder than the ambient air temperature so you also have to bear this in mind when painting over the cooler months.

Colourworld Geelong can help you keep painting over the winter months.  We stock a range of wintergrade paints to suit a wide range of exterior paint Geelong projects.  Come in and talk to our staff at 160 Malop Street, Geelong to find the product that is right for you!