Building Industry Magazine - February 2013 - (Page 48)

Painting & Exterior Finishes: Color It Bold for Island Living BY MARK DOYLE before after This Oahu home is more than 100 years old and needed a lot of prep work. Two paints were used on the exterior, and the traditional color scheme used was selected to preserve the home’s historical appearance. For the white body, a self-priming Zinsser PermaWhite Exterior Acrylic Paint was used. “Because this house received a full primer coat anyway, we actually used the PermaWhite more for its anti-mildew properties, which are formulated into the paint, rather than add it afterwards,” CertaPro Painters of Hawaii business manager Karl Van Zandt says. The second paint used was a dark green trim paint. For this, CertaPro used Sherwin Williams Duration, a high-build paint with top-level performance. “We used it because it’s a premium quality paint with long lasting durability, but also because the quality of the paint makes the darker colors more resistant to fading over time,” Van Zandt says. A s with all trends in building and design, paint preferences change over time. Paint colors help property owners make a statement, from sleek modern palettes to tropical bursts of color. Yet, beyond accenting a building, paint needs to protect it as well. Paint & Finishes The technology that goes into a can of paint today has made painting a home or building faster, better and longer-lasting than in previous years. The biggest trend in Hawaii has been the use of water-based acrylic finish paints, which contain a mix of the paint and primer in the same can. Unless a structure is unusually worn, rotted or rusted, there’s no longer a need to prime it first and apply the paint afterward. These self-priming, environmentally friendly paints now comprise the front line of products sold by 48 | BUILDING INDUSTRY |FEBRUARY 2013 every major paint manufacturer, with most brands offering various coatings that offer superior durability, UVR and mildew protection and longer color retention. On one commercial project, the exterior of the McCully Garden Apartments, attention was focused extensively on the use of a paint blended with special coating designed to reflect heat. “Because of the building’s location and exposure to midday to afternoon sun, many of the units would experience large increases in temperature

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Building Industry Magazine - February 2013

NEWS BEAT: The Residences coming to Waikiki
Guam Reef nears completion
Pearl City Solar Facility powers up
BIA elects Thielen new president
Auwahi Wind facility is operational
DEPARTMENTS: Editor’s Corner
Spotlight on Success: Seabury Hall Creative Arts Center
Contracts Awarded
Low Bids
Concept to Completion: Six Eighty Ala Moana
RCAH Job of the Year awards
Best Practices
New Products

Building Industry Magazine - February 2013