Painting your home can seem like a never-ending to-do list. There are colors to choose, edging to tape, drop clothes to be laid out, purchasing the paint(s) for your project to complete…the list can go on. As with so many aspects of life, paint is one of those things that you get what you pay for. While one open can of paint may look similar to the next, there are big differences between inexpensive and high-quality paints.
Before determining which paint to purchase, you must first be aware of the different ingredients contained in the paints, and how these ingredients can vary from one paint to another. Paint has four main components: pigment, resin, solvents, and additives.
Higher end paints have better ingredients, but cost may still be a factor, drawing you to the lower end ones. However, consider that purchasing higher quality (i.e. more expensive) paint at the beginning of a project can save your investment in the long run. The reason? Purchasing more paint (from the lower end of the spectrum) and applying additional coats is the only solution to streaky, thin coverage. In addition, poor quality paint may not last as long, requiring you to repaint sooner.
The rationale for buying high quality paint goes beyond just price. Here are 14 additional reasons to keep in mind when you are paint shopping:
When it comes to selecting paint, quality does matter. Whether you’re considering adhesion or durability, a better-quality paint will give you better service – in the short and long term. We are proud to feature custom Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore paint and applicators to achieve the results you want, regardless of what the project calls for. Contact us by phone at 303-885-4514 and tell us about your painting needs. We’ll look forward to hearing from you!
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