Should I add mildewcide to my exterior paint?

A mildewed concrete wall representing how the professionals at Checkmark Painting, a painting company in Eugene, OR, can add mildewcide to exterior paint

Given the Northwest’s damp climate, adding a mildewcide to your exterior paint isn’t a bad idea. In fact, many paints come with mildewcide as an additive already. The main goal of adding a mildewcide to paint is to prevent mold and mildew from building up on exterior siding.

Prep for fresh paint

Painting a house with a paint that contains mildewcide is a great step toward keeping your paint job looking newer longer. For your mildew-resistant paint to succeed in its task, you need to thoroughly prepare the surfaces you will paint before you start the job. This can be accomplished via power washing and cleaning the siding you intend to paint.

After you have successfully cleared away all existing debris from your siding, the new paint can adhere to the clean surface and the mildewcide can do its job of preventing growth in the future.

Another helpful additive: Insecticide

Another additive to consider when repainting the exterior of your home is insecticide. Insecticide is not harmful to plants or animals. It is a good choice for homes or other structures with a large population of spiders and wasps. Paint that includes insecticide will help prevent the development of insect nests in and around your home.

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If you need help picking the right paint products for your exterior painting project, contact Checkmark Painting. Our professional painters will help you select the right additives to help your paint job do more for you.