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We Have Chosen Our Exterior Paint Colour!

We are very excited to announce that we have finally made up our minds regarding the exterior paint colour for the container house project. Read on to find out what we have chosen.

You may remember from last week’s post that we had quite a few considerations to keep in mind in regards to choosing a paint colour. With all that in mind, we decided to buy a good quality paint in a darker colour.


Most people in our area tend to buy smooth exterior paints because of wind and dust. The dust can settle on rough paint so a rough texture means that we will need to wash it down more often. The paint we chose has got a rough texture but we don’t think this matters because the fibre cement boards that we will be using to clad the outside have an embossed wood-grain finish to them which will collect dust anyway

So we went off an an expedition to buy our first twenty litre bucket of paint. We’ll be buying several more buckets of paint over the next few months, but we’ve begun with one bucket to see how the colour turns out on the boards.


We decided to buy the Plascon Micatex brand of paint. It is known to be a good quality paint that has a twelve year guarantee. If this blog is still going in twelve years, we’ll let you know if it really did last that long! πŸ˜‰

The great thing about this paint is that Plascon recommends it for fibre cement boards and it is has been developed to resist the most severe of sunlight conditions. That will be a huge bonus during our summer months.

We think it is an excellent choice.


Finally, the bit you’ve been waiting for – the colour.

Plascon Micatex exterior colour nautilous
Plascon Colour Swatch

The colour is ‘Nautilous’. See the bottom colour on this Plascon swatch. Of course, the camera and various screens cannot give a one hundred percent accurate representation of the colour. Therefore, my description of the colour would be ‘dark blue with a tinge of grey’.

I am very happy with our choice in exterior paint colour! Thanks to those of you who left a comment last week and helped us decide.

10 thoughts on “We Have Chosen Our Exterior Paint Colour!

  1. That is a nice colour. Sure it will look stunning in the end.

    1. Thanks! We are definitely looking forward to start painting and seeing how it turns out! πŸ™‚

  2. Is it not possible to buy in oil drum size? That way you get a very consistent finish on the mix… You may get bulk discount.

    1. Probably, but… current budget πŸ˜–… But don’t worry- I don’t think you will notice too much of any inconsistencies.

  3. Love it! Can’t wait to see what the house looks like once it’s blue!

    1. We promise to post pics asap!

  4. I love it!! Can’t wait to see what it looks like when finished!

    1. Thank you! We will keep you posted 😁

  5. So happy about the colour. It is definitely our favourite. 😊

    1. Yeah! 😜

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