Water-based paint emits less fumes, dries faster, and results in less color fading. For cedar, cypress, or other wood that bleeds, choose an oil-based exterior paint (e.g., Rustoleum Protective Enamel, $17.96 for two quarts at Home Depot). Oil-based paint is less susceptible to unattractive tannin bleed-through.
What is paint fade, and how can you keep your home’s paint from fading?
Color formulas for exterior paint that don’t fade
BEHR MARQUEE® Exterior Paint & Primer: Fade Resistance Benefit [2/3]
Frequently Asked Questions
What exterior paint fades the least?
Inorganic colors (beiges, browns, tans, and other earth-tone colors) are more stable on exterior exposure. The pigments used in these colors are less likely to break down then the pigments in organic colors such as reds, blues, greens and yellows.
What color car fades the least?
Despite all the myths and legends, it turns out that your car's paint will fade no matter what color it is. You might see fading more apparently on darker, or more vibrant colored cars, but a white or light-colored car will fade just as much.