When it comes to painting your home, whether it is the interior of the home or the exterior, the number one thing that will make the difference between a well-done paint job and one that is poorly done is the quality of the paint.
There are so many paints that you can find in stores ranging in price that it’s hard to determine what is good out there and what isn’t.
The lower the quality of the paint, the more difficult it can be to apply.
Higher quality paint is easier to apply.
It is the solvents in the paint that make the paint easier to apply to just about any surface.
If you think paint is a better deal because it costs less upfront, you don’t have the whole picture in mind.
Imagine if you will a paint that is cheaper, but has to be applied every two years.
As opposed to, for example, a paint that is more expensive and lasts ten years.
That ends up being five total paint jobs in one case versus one paint job in the other.
Higher quality paint is more resistant to absorbing dirt.
As a result, it is significantly easier to clean than lower quality paint, which does absorb the dirt that is in the air at all times.
It is suggested that you use a cloth to clean paint-covered surfaces that have dirt on them.
In addition to being easier to clean and being less difficult to apply, you will need to apply fewer coats of higher quality paint than lower quality paint.
Even though lower quality paint often does come at a discount, that discount starts being reduced once you find yourself applying coat after coat and need that much more paint.
Lower quality paint tends to have problems that come along with it.
Peeling, scuffing, mildew, and chipping are some of the things that will happen when you use lower quality paint.
On the other hand, when you choose higher quality paint, you will see fewer incidents of these problems.
Mold, for example, is destructive to the long term life of your home — and if you have higher quality paint, you will necessarily have fewer problems with mold.
When you have low-quality paint, and you need to get it clean, you might find yourself scrubbing the walls only to realize that the color on the walls where you have cleaned is not quite the same as how it was when you first painted it.
Higher quality paint, on the other hand, is far more resistant to having the paint fade over time from repeated cleaning.
High-quality paint looks better in general, no matter what kind of surface you apply it.
The higher the quality of the paint, the thicker it tends to be, which means that it is not going to splatter as much as lower quality paint.
Bits of paint, also known as flecks, will not just flow away from the paint during the application.
Overall, the effort that you will need to put into painting a space, whether it is an interior or an exterior space, will be more effortless when you are using a higher quality paint because the higher quality paint tends to create less of a mess than the lower quality paint.
If you need professional help repainting your home’s interior in San Diego, Peek Brothers Painting would love to help. To give us a try, call us on (858)505-1361 for a FREE estimate.
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