What is the Best Paint for a Bright White Porch?

Do you love the look and feel of a bright white porch? So do we! They hold a special place in our hearts and make you and your guests feel welcomed and right at home. However, nothing can dim the brightness and vibrancy of a bright white porch like pollen, dust, and mildew. When it comes to choosing the best paint for a bright white porch, the key is to invest in an upgraded paint product. Read on to learn about the best white porch paint options and why upgrading your product can give you the look you desire with the cleaning power you want for your white-painted porch. 


What is the Best Paint for a Bright White Porch?

If you’re wanting a bright white porch that stands up to the elements and looks fresh all year long, you definitely want to use an upgraded bright white paint product. 

Anytime we are painting an outdoor porch or trim a bright white color, we recommend upgrading your paint product to the Sherwin-Williams Emerald Rain Refresh. This exterior paint is extremely durable and has Self-Cleaning Technology™. 


The Benefits of Using Upgraded Bright White Paint Products

Self-Cleaning Paint 

An upgraded bright white paint product is super easy to clean with a hose. This keeps the pollen, dust, and mildew at bay. Not only that, but anytime it rains, your porch will get an extra dose of cleaning, which is a double win in our book.

The Sherwin-Williams Emerald Rain Refresh porch paint product is formulated in a way that it washes dirt, pollen, and mildew away instantly upon contact with rain or water. This gives your porch a clean, fresh look and lessens the maintenance required to keep it looking bright white. 

Using an upgraded, self-cleaning paint product like the Emerald Rain Refresh will also keep your porch from shedding dirt, pollen, pollution, mold spores, and mildew. This will help cut down on the organic material living on your porch, which is what breeds mold and mildew.

Self-Cleaning Caulking 

Upgrading your actual paint product is not the only thing to consider for a bright white porch. You also need to consider upgrading your caulking product for maximum results. 

We recommend using the Sherwin-Williams White Lightning Pristine Acrylic Sealant on homes and porches, especially those that have light or white trim. 

This type of caulking product will keep the joints clean and free of dirt, pollen, pollution, mold spores, and mildew.

Brick Porches 

If you have a brick porch, whether painted or unpainted, you can use a high-quality paint product such as the Romabio Mineral Shield to help prevent water, dirt, pollen, and unwanted contaminants from entering the pores of the brick.

This would be a great option to use on top of your bright white paint if you are painting your brick porch white. 

Frequent Washing 

One of the most common questions we get is how to refresh a dirty porch to make it look fresh and vibrant again. 

To preserve your paint on the exterior of your home and keep it looking fresh and clean, we recommend that you pressure wash your home every 1-2 years. This keeps it looking nice and also removes contaminants from the surface of your home.

Using an upgraded paint product and maintaining frequent washing helps cut down on how dirty these surfaces get, but also makes washing way easier and keeps the surfaces looking brighter and whiter for longer periods of time, instead of the dirty and stained look that is sometimes almost impossible to completely get rid of. 

If you are ready to give your porch an upgraded bright white paint job so you can enjoy it for years to come, we’d love to help bring your vision to life. 

Click here to book a free estimate with our team of professional painters today! 


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