Exterior Paints

There's no rule cast in stone that defines an exterior paint. You could paint the outside of your house with paint designated 'Interior Paint'. But most outdoor formulas will have a number of attributes that make selecting exterior paint preferable.


A primer is a paint or coating applied directly to a surface to serve as an undercoat for other paints. In principle, any paint could be used as primer, but specially prepared compounds typically do the job much better.