The outside surface of your home will determine what kind of paint and primer to use. It is recommended that you use latex paints, which have higher durability on exterior surfaces than oil-based paints. Latex paint provides better fade resistance, flexibility, chalk resistance and adhesion. If your home is older, it may already have many layers of oil-based paint on its surface. If this is the case, use oil-based paint as your base coat, and then apply exterior latex paint over it.
When painting aluminum or vinyl siding, use True Value WeatherAll® Ultra Premium aluminum/vinyl siding paint. If you will be painting masonry, such as brick, concrete or stucco, paint with True Value WeatherAll® Ultra Premium masonry/stucco paint. If you have wood siding on your home, use True Value WeatherAll® Ultra Premium exterior paint in your desired sheen.
Flat and satin sheens are good for exterior siding because they have little reflection. Semi-gloss sheens are typically used for shutters and trim. Vinyl or aluminum siding that is slightly dented or worn looks best when repainted with a flat sheen because it camouflages imperfections more; a satin finish is a better choice when the siding is in good condition. In addition, semi-gloss finishes are durable, easier to clean and resistant to mildew and chalking.