What kind of paint to use on the front door?

When the entrance to your home needs freshening up, a change of colour to your front door will do wonders. For the best results, a high gloss finish paint will create the warm welcome your home deserves. Haymes NewLife Enamel Range is a high gloss door paint that has been specifically formulated for hardwearing finishes, including doors, windows and trims. With a wide range of colours to choose from, this premium quality paint is highly durable and provides great coverage. 

What paint to use on wood outside

When it comes to painting weatherboards, window trims or your front door it’s important to use the right paint. Haymes NewLife Exterior Acrylic is a self-priming, 100% acrylic paint that’s ideal for exterior surfaces including wood, weatherboards, guttering, fascia and most masonry surfaces. This dirt resistant paint provides a long-lasting finish and has a 10 year guarantee against flaking, peeling and blistering. Haymes Elite Exterior Acrylic is a premium quality, 100% acrylic self-priming exterior paint. With superior UV resistance and durability, this exterior wood paint has a 12 year guarantee against flaking, peeling and blistering. Haymes UltraPremium Solashield exterior paint has been specifically formulated to deliver rich colour and extraordinary durability. Resistant to mould and salt, this exterior paint flexes to protect against peeling and cracking and is simple to clean. For tips on how to paint exterior wood, visit your local Haymes stockist. 

What colour to paint exterior house

Choosing exterior house colours can be challenging. Searching for inspiration and ideas online and in magazines is a great start, but you also need to consider the following: 

  • Find out if your window frames can be painted. If they can, your exterior paint can be complemented with window trim paint.
  • Make sure the exterior paint colour you choose complements your tiled or Colorbond® roof.
  • Consider how the colour of your driveway and paths will affect the colour scheme.
  • Decide whether the front fence needs to be updated with exterior paint.

Haymes exterior paint comes in a wide variety of colours and finishes including high-gloss, semi-gloss, matte and textured paint. For advice on which colour to paint the exterior of your home, visit your local Haymes stockist. 

What paint to use on exterior wood décor

Choosing the right type of paint for your exterior wood project depends on which surface you’re painting and the type of finish you want. Generally, a high gloss finish paint is used for doors, trims and windows. Haymes NewLife Enamel Range is a premium quality oil-based paint with a high gloss finish. Easy to clean up with mineral turpentine, this paint is touch dry after 4 hours. Acrylic exterior paint is ideal for weatherboards, most wood surfaces and fascia. Haymes NewLife Exterior Acrylic is a high quality, low sheen, 100% acrylic paint. With a 10 year guarantee against blistering, peeling and flaking, this self-priming exterior wood paint provides a long-lasting finish. For exterior wood décor needing superior UV resistance and durability, Haymes Elite Exterior Acrylic is ideal. This premium quality, 100% acrylic self-priming exterior paint has a 12 year guarantee against flaking, peeling and blistering. 

What kind of paint to use on exterior wood trim?

When painting exterior wood trim, it’s important to choose paint that’s been specifically formulated for this purpose. Haymes UltraPremium UltraTrim Acrylic Enamel is a water based acrylic paint suitable for exterior timber trim. With a tough, durable finish, this fast drying paint is available in Semi-Gloss and High Gloss. Haymes UltraPremium Trim Enamel is a self-levelling, oil-based paint that provides a durable, tough finish that’s easy to wash. Ideal for high-wear areas, this wood trim paint is available in High-Gloss, Semi-Gloss and Low Sheen. Haymes Elite Trim Enamel is a premium quality, oil-based wood trim paint that provides an extremely durable, hard wearing finish. Easy to apply with excellent levelling properties, this paint provides a smooth and professional finish. Haymes NewLife Enamel Range provides superior coverage with a high gloss finish. This premium quality oil-based paint is easy to apply and simple to clean up with mineral turpentine.

What finish for exterior house paint

Paint finish options for the exterior of your home include matte, low-sheen, satin, semi-gloss and high gloss. For wood trims, a semi-gloss or high gloss is the best finish to highlight windows and doors. Our wide range of paint finishes for trim include Haymes UltraPremium UltraTrim Acrylic, Haymes UltraPremium Trim Enamel and Haymes Elite Trim Enamel.

For weatherboards, guttering, fascia and most masonry surfaces, a low-sheen or semi-gloss is more appropriate. Our wide range of paint finishes include Haymes NewLife Exterior Acrylic, Haymes Elite Exterior Acrylic and Haymes UltraPremium Solashield. For expert advice on which paint finish is best for the exterior of your home, visit your local Haymes stockist. 

What paint to use on house exterior

The paint you choose for the exterior of your house, needs to be tough, durable and resistant to mould, dirt and salt. Haymes UltraPremium Solashieldis mould, salt and fade resistant, and has been specifically formulated to provide premium UV protection. With exceptional durability, this paint flexes to protect against peeling and cracking. Haymes Elite Exterior Acrylic is a superior quality, 100% acrylic self-priming exterior paint. Formulated with premium UV resistance and durability, this paint has a 12 year guarantee against peeling, flaking and blistering. Haymes NewLife Exterior Acrylic is a self-priming, 100% acrylic paint suitable for exterior surfaces that include weatherboards, guttering, fascia and most wood and masonry surfaces. With a 10 year guarantee against flaking, peeling and blistering, this dirt resistant paint provides a long-lasting, durable finish. For advice on which paint to use on your house exterior, visit your local Haymes stockist. 

Where to buy exterior paint

Before you buy exterior paint, it’s important to get professional advice about which exterior paint is appropriate for your house. Haymes Paint's wide range of exterior paints have been specifically formulated for different surfaces including wood, masonry, fascia, weatherboards and metal. Your local Haymes stockistcan help you choose the right colour and finish for the exterior of your home.

 

Exterior Walls

What paint to use on exterior walls

When it comes to painting exterior walls, the paint you choose needs to be easy to apply, dirt, salt and mould resistant tough and provide a long-lasting, durable finish. Haymes UltraPremium Solashieldhas been specifically formulated to provide premium UV protection. This mould, salt and fade resistant exterior wall paint provides superior coverage and is simple to wash-up in water. Haymes NewLife Exterior Acrylic is a 100% acrylic, self-priming paint that’s suitable for exterior walls including weatherboards and most masonry and wood surfaces. This dirt resistant paint provides a long-lasting, durable finish and has a 10 year guarantee against flaking, peeling and blistering.  Haymes Elite Exterior Acrylic has been formulated with premium UV resistance and durability. With a 12 year guarantee against peeling, flaking and blistering, this superior quality, 100% acrylic self-priming exterior is easy to apply and simple to clean up. For advice on which paint to use on your house exterior, visit your local Haymes stockist. 

What paint to use on outside walls

When choosing paint for outside walls, it should be fade, mould and salt resistant, provide UV protection and be simple to clean up afterwards. Haymes Paints wide range of exterior paint for outside walls have been specifically formulated to provide superior UV protection. Our range includes Haymes UltraPremium Solashield, Haymes NewLife Exterior Acrylic and Haymes Elite Exterior Acrylic. All our exterior paints are easy to apply, provide superior coverage that prevents blistering, peeling and cracking and are simple to clean up afterwards. For advice on which paint to use on your house exterior, visit your local Haymes stockist. 

What paint to use on outdoor wood

Painting outdoor wood, including timber decks and garden furniture is simple when you use Simply Woodcare by Haymes. Our exterior deck and timber stains range includes Simply Woodcare UVEX Exterior Timber Finish, Simply Woodcare Exterior General Purpose Clear, Simply Woodcare Dexpress and Simply Woodcare Exterior Decking Oil & Stain. For painting tips and advice on which paint to use on outdoor wood, visit your local Haymes stockist. 

 

Exterior Trim

What kind of paint to use on exterior wood trim?

For exterior wood trim, the paint you choose needs to be extremely tough, easy to apply and provide a smooth, high gloss. Our range of exterior wood trim paint has been specifically formulated to provide a durable, high quality finish. Haymes Elite Trim Enamel is a superior quality oil-based, premium grade wood trim paint that is easy to apply and provides a smooth, hard wearing finish. Haymes UltraTrim Premium Enamel comes in a range of finishes including mirror-finish, semi-gloss, low sheen and high gloss. This self-levelling formula produces a highly durable smooth finish. Haymes New Life Enamel is a superior wood trim paint that can also be used for metal surfaces and broad wall applications. Specially formulated to provide a hardwearing, tough finish, this exterior wood trim paint is easy to apply and provides excellent coverage.

 

Exterior Metal Protection

What is anti-rust paint?

Anti-rust paint prevents corrosion and rust appearing on ferrous metals that are exposed to salt, water and high humidity. If anti-rust paint isn’t used, these metals will start to corrode and rust. Before applying metal protection paint, it’s important to use a primer. RustLock Primer is a water based primer that has been specifically formulated to ‘lock-out’ corrosion on a wide range of metals including sheet metal, steelwork, wrought iron and castings. RustLock is an anti-rust paint that has been formulated using Cross-Linkable Acrylic Technology that resists water penetration and corrosion. With a 7-year guarantee, RustLock can be used on wrought iron, steelwork, sheet metal and castings.

What is anti-corrosive paint?

Anti-corrosive paint protects steel structures from rusting and deterioration resulting from moisture, salt spray, oxidation or industrial chemicals. When anti-corrosive paint is applied to a steel structure, it acts as a barrier between the environment and the metal. This can improve the durability and extend the lifespan of the metal product Our range of anti-corrosive paint includes RustLock Primer and RustLock. For anti-corrosive painting tips, visit your local Haymes stockist.