Is High Quality Paint Really Worth the Price?
Many homeowners wonder, “Is quality paint really worth the price?” The answer is yes.
A high-quality paint offers a greater concentration of fine pigments and high-grade resins. This provides a more durable, even color finish. When it comes to paint and the beauty of your home investment, you absolutely get what you pay for.
The lower the quality of your paint, the more it is diluted with solvents. The pigment particles that make up the color are also larger leading to uneven coating.
Here are a few reasons why you should use higher quality paint.
Cheap paint is generally thinner due to too much solvent. Because of this, you will not get even coverage and have to apply more coats. A good quality paint is thicker and formulated to provide even coverage with as few coats as possible.
Most paint jobs require more than one coat to achieve nice even coverage. With a cheaper paint, especially with darker colors, this number can climb to 4 or 5. Avoid all the extra work by using a quality paint requiring fewer coats.
As we mentioned above, cheaper paint requires more coats, and therefore more time. A job you thought would take a day becomes two because of added drying time. Again, quality paint = quicker completion.
This may seem counter intuitive to you but spending more on a gallon of quality paint will save you time and money. $75 of quality paint goes farther than $75 of cheap paint.
If you have kids in the house, you know how much cleaning up after them you do every day. Quality paint is more durable and resistant to scratches, fading and cleansers. Cheaper paint is thinner and less resistant to daily wear and tear. Also, keep in mind that because cheap paint is thinner and fades quicker, it’s harder to match color when doing touchups in a year.
If you have used both higher quality and cheaper paint, you know there’s a big difference. You will save time, money, and keep you house looking beautiful longer by using a high-quality paint.