07:30AM | 09/01/04
Member Since: 08/31/04
1 lifetime posts
I have reviewed countless numbers of exterior paint products that claim "lifetime" guarantees, 25-year, etc. They go by many names such Alvis, Rhino, etc. Most are billed as a shield that penetrates and protects for extremely long periods of time. Is there any truth in these products? What is your experience with quality, fading of product, pricing, and dependability of aplication?


02:56AM | 09/02/04
Member Since: 07/28/02
1356 lifetime posts
There is not a paint made that will not fade after 25 years, and all you need to look at is your car, and that paint is a way more high tech than what will be used on your house.

One coat of paint will not penetrate through another coat of paint and hold it down.

From what I have heard about these spray on siding products cost 4 to 5 times what a regular paint job will cost and with a regular paint job lasting 6 years or more it just does not seem like a good deal to me to shell out all that money at one time or worse yet to finance it.

The qualty off the job is only as good as the person putting it on and if the house is not prepared correctly it will fail and you could have a mess on your hands getting it fixed.

These products for the most part go on very thick and they could actually cause more peeling because of the weight of the coating.

The bottom line is that no paint will last 25 years and the paint companies know it and if it does not and you can prove that you bought the paint all thay are going to do for the most part is give you more paint and not the labor to put on your house.

The best thing to do is go to paint store and buy the best line of exterior acrylic paint they have and you will get at least 6 years and I have seen 10 years on some houses depending on the color and exposure.

Hope this helps out.


01:55PM | 09/04/04
Member Since: 09/18/03
33 lifetime posts
I'm having a terrible time with PermaCoat (see my September 2nd post/question). If I had to do it all again I'd go with a conventional paint or with the "vinyl shingles" that look like wood. My neighbor just had that done, and the house looks fantastic. You really can't tell it's not wood! I thought I was being smart getting the vinyl paint, but it's been a nightmare. The paint is lighter than shown during the sale, and if it fades, as I'm now hearing, it will be much too light. It's not worth the trouble. Also, don't believe the claims that the painters (oh excuse me, the "installers") are uniquely trained in preparing the surface and applying the paint. Not necessarily true. And it cost a fortune. For the same price I could have had the vinyl shingles. Another expensive lesson learned.


02:00PM | 10/09/04
Member Since: 10/08/04
2 lifetime posts
Is your "Permacoat" company actually an Alvis Spray On Siding Dealer?


02:00PM | 10/09/04
Member Since: 10/08/04
2 lifetime posts
Is your "Permacoat" company actually an Alvis Spray On Siding Dealer?
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