Why Use Severe Weather Paint on Your Backyard Shed

It might be trendy to have distressed furniture, but who wants a distressed looking backyard shed, when it’s supposed to be protecting your tools and other equipment?

Protect your shed exterior from the elements

When planning to install a backyard shed, whether is it made from a shed kit or custom built, one should consider using severe weather paint.

Why use severe weather paint instead of just plain old exterior paint? It’s more expensive, right? Won’t regular paint do the trick? Well, not exactly.

Severe weather paint acts as your shed’s first line of defense against weather. And no matter what kind of balmy climate you live in, no one is immune to the possibilities of angry storms. Angry storms aren’t the only culprit. All that beautiful sunshine you get takes its toll on your shed as well.

UV rays will cause some types of paint to fade more quickly than others. A good acrylic latex paint will resist fading, peeling, blistering, chalking, mildew and tannin stains.

When to Paint your Backyard Shed is Another Concern

One of the nice things about severe weather paint is that you can usually apply it in lower temperatures, as low as 35 degrees Fahrenheit. Most other exterior paints cannot be applied in such low temperatures, as they will freeze due to the water ratio. This gives you more options of when to do your work.

Severe weather paint also has just as many available options as any other paints. It is readily available in flat, satin, and semi-gloss sheens. With maximum hide Valspar severe weather paint has more acrylic weight and less water weight, which means that the paint lasts longer, has more durability and the pigment holds longer, protecting against fading.

Incentives to Use Severe Weather Paint on your Shed:

  • – High-quality paint specially formulated to meet the needs of a professional painter
  • – 100% acrylic latex
  • – Maximum hide
  • – Low-temperature application
  • – Gives mildew resistant finish
  • – Superior flow and leveling
  • – Excellent spray application
  • – Available in flat, satin, and semi-gloss
  • – Some paint manufacturers offer 10-15 year warranties

Our 35 years of experience have allowed us to build strong building structures that can handle winds up to 90 m.p.h. However, it’s important to always provide maximum protection for the wood siding. Over many years, wood sheds that are not painted will sometimes become a victim of harmful UV rays and the constant exposure to extreme hot and cold weather. Remember, no matter what type of climate you live in, your backyard shed is not immune to the elements. If you take care of it now, your shed will last longer and look beautiful for many years to come.


backyard shed

Painted shed after purchase in 2013.

Painted Shed

Shed in 2023.

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