With the wide variety of paints available on the market, choosing the right brand can be a daunting task. One thing you don’t want to do is skimp on the quality of the paint you use on your home. In the long run, some cheaper paints may end up costing you much more in additional materials, not to mention time, energy, and frustration. As with most purchases, you get what you pay for, and paint is no exception.
Whether you’re planning on hiring an experienced painting contractor or are a do-it-yourself novice, choosing the right paint is the first step in ensuring a satisfactory result.
The name-brands such as Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, and Behr typically oﬀer premium products. They are more expensive than lesser-known brands and provide a consistently reliable product. Of course, there are many smaller companies that also produce excellent paint. So how do you determine whether a paint is high quality and will give you the results you’re after? For the novice painter, it can be tricky. Here’s a quick primer on what makes a premium paint.
All paint is comprised of three elements:
1) Solvents that suspend the other ingredients in the paint, allowing it to be spread smoothly and evenly
2) Pigments to color the paint
3) Resins to bind the pigments together
High quality paints have a high concentration of fine pigment particles and premium resins. This results in a smoother application and a lasting finish. Lesser quality paints are diluted with a higher percentage of solvents and will require more coats with potentially inferior results. Selecting the right paint the first time around will not only be more cost-eﬀective, but will also save you time and spare you energy and frustration.
University Painters uses only the highest quality paints for all their interior and exterior projects. If you have any questions about your choices, please give us a call or visit our website at www.universitypainters.com.