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Choosing an exterior white paint - any suggestions?

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Choosing an exterior white paint - any suggestions?





Hi all,


We are currently renovating our 1960s brick home. We are situated pretty close to the beach so we are going for a coastal / Swedish vibe. 


Our plan is to paint the exterior brick white. Trims will also be white (thinking a brighter white for some contrast), roof will be zinc and garage door will be colorbond surfmist. We will also have timber accents, including the front door (vic ash) and a deck at the entrance. 


We have tested the following shades - vivid white, terrace white and lexicon. At this stage we are thinking terrace white for the walls and vivid white for trims. 


We are conscious of using too many whites or choosing a white shade that may appear dirty. Another idea is to paint the house surfmist to match the garage door?


Any tips, suggest white combos or thoughts?  


Thanks in advance!



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Re: Choosing an exterior white paint - any suggestions?

Welcome to the Bunnings Workshop community @isobelrm. It's fantastic to have you join us, and many thanks for jumping into the discussion.


Have you tried any test sections with sample pots? You might like to upload a photo of your property so our members can offer their opinions on colour choice. Here are some popular house exterior paint schemes from Dulux. There's also a Dulux colour visualiser where you can upload an image of your home and virtually paint it.


We look forward to following your painting project and encourage you to share it with us. I trust you'll find loads of inspiration within the community as our amazing members contribute their ideas here every day.




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