Deck Paint vs. House Paint


Hawley’s Paints has been your source for great paint in Santa Rosa for more than 100 years – since 1906 to be exact. We have always believed that in order to get the best paint job possible, you need to start with excellent paint, and that is what we sell. We have automotive paint, as well as all types of house and building paint, as well as all the accessories you need to do a great paint job.

There are a lot of options when it comes to choosing house paint. You may want a few colors that match to get the greatest visual impact from your home. It can be frustrating and you may not know where to start, but we can help you plan a color scheme that will look good for years to come while staying within your budget.

When painting your house, it is also important to understand the difference between house paint and deck paint. House paint is primarily a way of giving your house color, though it does add protection to your house and has properties that add even more protection. Even so, deck paint is primarily a coating for your deck, which may be wood or some other material. The primary function of deck paint then is not to add color, though it can if you like. Its primary purpose is to protect your deck structure from the elements.

When choosing the paints you will need for your home, keep this in mind and realize it is best to get special coatings for your deck and other specialized structures. It is not good to use the same paint for both because they have different properties and slightly different functions. They do overlap some, but the differences are enough to make it worthwhile to use different types of paint on these structures.

Call Hawley’s Paints for your house paint, deck paint, or any painting needs you might have. We have the highest quality paints, as well as coatings for any structure you might want to protect. Call us at 707-545-1711.