Interior vs Exterior Paint

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

It's that time of year for indoor painting projects, and you find yourself sifting through paint cans in the garage. It's unclear from the old, half-used cans whether the paint is interior or exterior paint. You wonder if there's even a difference. Trust us, there is. Watch the video above or check out our list below to see some of the main differences.

Interior Paint

  • Designed to withstand abrasion
  • More delicate than exterior paints
  • Allows for scrubbing
  • Resists staining
  • Does not require additives or pesticides
  • Low or zero VOC
  • Firmer resins due to lack of moisture

Exterior Paint

  • Softer resins
  • Stronger than interior paints
  • Resistant to peeling and flaking
  • Water resistent
  • Flexible and won’t contract with expansion
  • May contain additives or pesticides
  • Higher VOC
  • Provides protection against UV rays

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