Anyone who has lived in Michigan long enough knows that the weather can change on a dime. Just because it is 70 degrees one day doesn’t mean that it won’t be 30 degrees the next!

There are many national brand exterior paints that claim to be able to “stand up to tough weather.” But just because a paint makes that claim doesn’t mean it’s right for a Michigan house. What good is a paint that can handle the dry heat of a desert or the salt spray of the ocean? Neither of those conditions fit the unique needs presented by Michigan’s ever-changing climate.

oleary-exterior-paintIt’s important to find an exterior paint that lasts. Replacing exterior paint is time consuming, costly, and in the middle of winter, even dangerous or impossible.

Working with a locally-owned company who sells locally-produced paint means finding the right product for your Michigan home. We test all of our exterior paints the way a Michigander would. We focus on resisting cracking and peeling caused by the expansion and contraction of surfaces due to the numerous freeze-thaw cycles of a Michigan winter, along with the heat and humidity of a Michigan summer. We also make sure that our paints can stand up to the rain and snow that accompanies our changing seasons.

And after this extensive testing, we are confident in recommending O’Leary Paint’s Polar Coat. This exterior water-based paint can be applied at as low as 22 degrees, making it a perfect choice for fickle Michigan winters. It ensures that even if your home needs an emergency touch-up, you’ll be able to get it done on schedule.

If you want to know how your home will look when using O’Leary Paint’s Polar Coat, check out their engaging and easy-to-use Color Guide Visualizer HERE. You can upload a photo of your own home or use one of theirs to see how your home will look after painting.

If you want to learn more, come to one of Shelby Paint’s three locations in Grosse Pointe, Shelby Township or Rochester Hills and speak to any of our design experts. Find out why we are a source of a different color. We’re open 7 days a week to make sure that you get the right paint for the job.