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Old 07-22-2010, 10:35 PM   #1
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Exterior painting

I am thinking of painting the exterior of my house with Vista Paint color, Sandalwood, with a white trim. Would that be too dark?


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Old 07-23-2010, 08:25 AM   #2
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Too dark for who? Unless you are in a gated or otherwise sontrolled community, the decision is generally 100% yours. Seriously though, it sounds nice to me, but since you apparently have some reservation, do you have an alcove, or other small area, or a short wall that you can experiment with? If not, select a window or door on the back side of the house, on which to experiment; paint the trim and enough surrounding wall to see what you think of it. It obviously requires some additional steps, and you will most likely want to repaint at least the wall area when you paint the rest of the house, to ensure that the pigments match, but it will let you proceed with total confidence, even if you you purchase just a quart of "off the shelf" paint that is close to what you want for your test.


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Old 05-02-2011, 04:02 PM   #3
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Quality of Vista Paint?

I was wondering if you can tell me how Vista Paint compares in quality to Dunn Edwards?
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:17 PM   #4
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Trends in exterior color change and through my career I have seen phases where people go out of their way to blend with the landscape and surrounding home paint colors and than switch and want their place to stand out.

The suggestion to try a quart somewhere is great. I would play with some of the virtual painting programs major paint companies will let you access for free to try some different colors and shades/tints of what you have in mind.
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Old 05-03-2011, 09:49 AM   #5
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Contractors use a lot Dunn Edwards here in California.
Their quality have gone down hill for the past years.

I've used it once, it's not bad paint. I haven't tried Vista Paint yet.
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