Why we use Dunn-Edwards, the best Arizona exterior paint
We exclusively use Dunn-Edwards paint.
The Sonoran Desert is a beautiful place to live with paradise-like weather—until the summer rolls back around, that is. Trust us: your home’s exterior paint feels the same way. Under a constant bombardment of UV radiation mixed with dust storms, torrential monsoon rain, and more, your stucco home can take a beating throughout the year.
To stand up to this environment, you need the best-possible exterior paint. At Crash of Rhinos, we’re proud to use Dunn-Edwards paint. Their exterior paint is specially formulated for the desert Southwest and all the sun, wind, rain, and heat that comes with it.
By pairing Dunn-Edwards’ formula with our proven prep and painting methods, your exterior paint will last longer and look better.
In this article, we’ll review just a few of the reasons that Dunn-Edwards is perfect for stucco homes here in the Valley.
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1. It’s formulated for Arizona sunshine
One of the biggest causes of paint deterioration on your Arizona home is the sun. Temperatures in the months of June through September consistently exceed 100 degrees, which causes exterior paint to deteriorate faster.
In addition, the near-constant bombardment of solar radiation through the long daytime hours can cause fading in most paints.
However, one of the reasons that Dunn-Edwards is the best Arizona exterior paint is because it was specifically designed and formulated for the climate here in Arizona. It’ll stand up to the summer sun.
2. It resists peeling, cracking, and mildew
Along with sustained high temperatures, dust and heavy rains can also wreak havoc on your home’s exterior. Using a paint with superior adhesion and bonding helps protect your home against mildew which can cause paint to peel and crack. That’s what Dunn-Edwards—paired with our excellent prep process—offers.
Dunn-Edwards Paints have a multitude of binders that helps the paint adhere strongly to the surface of the home. These binders help form a solid surface bond, making it last longer without chipping or flaking.
Whether the paint is applied to a wood, metal, stucco, concrete, or block surface, the paint will form a strong bond as long as the surface has been professionally prepped and primed.
3. It’s fade-resistant
Dunn-Edwards paint is made using a special UV-blocking formula that keeps color from fading in the ever-changing Arizona climate. This 100% acrylic exterior paint stays looking good for 10-15 years, and it is available in a host of vibrant colors.
We want our customers to get the most out of their investment by painting their homes with a product that will last. On average, a home painted with Dunn-Edwards paint will retain its quality look between 10-15 years!
This paint is also formulated to be more fade-resistant than other paints, giving the customer more years of vibrant, beautiful paint.
4. It’s eco-friendly
Dunn-Edwards is an industry leader when it comes to producing extraordinary paint that is both environmentally friendly and safe for their customers.
They have paved the way for other companies to follow their “green manufacturing” philosophy, while formulating a product with their customers’ health and safety in mind.
• No VOC (volatile organic compound) colorants
• No Ethylene Glycol
• RAVOC (reactivity-adjusted VOC content) rating labels on every can
• The U.S. Green Building Council made them the world’s first LEED Gold-certified paint manufacturing facility.
5. It’s locally manufactured
Dunn-Edwards’ LEED-Gold certified paint manufacturing facility here in Phoenix is the first and only quality-control laboratory and plant in the coatings industry to achieve this coveted distinction.
Utilizing smart chemistry, the manufacturer has developed some of the safest zero-VOC and ultra-low VOC paints and paint colorants on the market.
You can breathe easier knowing that the low-odor paints that we use perform well and have less impact on the environment—both in manufacturing and once on your home.
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