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Answers to Home Exterior Painting Questions

25 March 2024

Monnick Supply - Home Exterior Painting

Every home is distinct. Read on for insights on some of the most popular homeowner questions when it comes to painting home exteriors.

Don’t Forget to Pick Exterior Sheen

Every exterior paint product comes in an array of different sheens. Ask your locally owned Benjamin Moore store to help you decide which sheen to go for based on your home exterior’s style and substrate.

Common sheen uses for exteriors include:

  • Low Lustre (most popular): Siding, Trim
  • Pearl/Satin: Siding, Trim, Shutters, Doors
  • Semi-Gloss/Soft Gloss: Trim, Shutters, Doors, Architectural Details
  • Gloss/High-Gloss: Doors, Architectural Details

You Can Paint Vinyl Siding

Many homeowners with vinyl siding think that they need new siding to achieve a fresh new color for their exterior. Not true!

A fresh coat of color using a high-quality exterior paint like Element Guard®, or Regal® Select Exterior High Build (shown here) offers an easier, less expensive way to give vinyl siding a gorgeous makeover.

You Can Paint Stucco

Paint Your Garage Door: Low Effort, Big Impact

Painting exterior accents like your garage door can freshen up your home’s exterior with less effort and expense.

Which Are the Best Paints for Home Exteriors?

Benjamin Moore offers a wide range of high-quality exterior paints including:

  • Aura® Exterior paint with exclusive Color Lock® technology, provides the ultimate performance for rich, full color and unprecedented durability.
  • Regal® Select Exterior paint resists fading, cracking, and peeling, and provides a mildew-resistant coating for humid conditions.
  • Regal® Select High Build is a thick, high build, 100% acrylic formula that bridges small cracks and voids in fewer coats.
  • Element Guard® offers exceptional permeability to withstand wind-driven rain, excessive humidity and other harsh weather conditions on many surfaces, including vinyl siding.
  • Arborcoat® Exterior stain enhances the natural beauty of exterior wood surfaces like fences, decks and outdoor furniture. Arborcoat offers a wide variety of opacities and colors, while providing superior protection against mildew, UV damage, and other harsh weather conditions.

The Best Way to Choose an Exterior Paint Color

To summarize:

  • Create a palette based on the design elements of your home and surroundings.
  • Look at colors that will sync with your home’s architectural style, natural environment and neighborhood.
  • Consider the way natural light hits your home and how it will impact the paint color you choose.
  • Determine which paint finish makes the most sense for your project.

Try On Exterior Colors with Samples

Sampling paint colors before you buy is important to build confidence in your final color selection. Use our brush-on 8 oz. paint color samples as follows:

  • Paint your color selections onto a white foam board.
  • Bring the board outside.
  • Observe the color throughout the day, taking into consideration the effects of shadows and sun on the color.

Need help? Contact Monnick Supply in Framingham and Marlborough.


Marlborough Store

135 Maple Street,
Marlborough, MA
Call (508) 318-4788


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

Framingham Store

759 Waverly Street,
Framingham, MA
Call (508) 386-9876


Mon-Sat 7:00am to 5:00pm

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135 Maple St.
Marlborough MA 01752
United States
(508) 318-4788
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 7am - 5:30pm
Sun 12pm - 4pm
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759 Waverly St.
Framingham MA 01702
United States
(508) 386-9876
Mon-Fri 7am - 6pm
Sat 8am - 5:30pm
Sun 10am - 4pm