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Old 09-03-2007, 02:09 PM   #1
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Do modern paints (Timeless, Duration) fade much? Does green paint fade?

We're going to have our house painted soon, and we're trying to decide which color to go with.

Our house has been painted a beige color, and while it didn't fade much in the eight years since it was last painted, it did peel and crack in places. We're going with a better paint this time (either Duration or Timeless), so hopefully that won't happen as much.

We've been thinking about picking a pale, muted green color for the house, but are worried about fading. I know that blue colors have traditionally tended to fade more than, say, beige.

Do you think that green will be a problem when it comes to fading, assuming we use either Duration or Timeless? We'd like to have the paint job last 10-20 years if possible.


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Old 09-03-2007, 04:16 PM   #2
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Default 10-20 years normal in your area?
I know of no paints that last that long
But it could be I'm on the shore...and up north
It's extremely harsh on paints
To get 7 years is good for out here
3 - 5 is normal
If it's been ten years, it's usually in really, really, bad shape and needs lots of work

The cheaper paints do fade more
The good ones (like you mentioned) less so...even with richer colors
But after ten years I'm sure there would be some least out here anyway


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I agree with Slick, seven years is a stretch out our blazing sun.
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:35 PM   #4
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Any paint is going to fade in 10-20 years. The deeper the color, the more it will have a tendency to fade. Don't go too light- by the time it fades all color will be gone. Use a nice midtone color to get the best of both worlds.

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