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Higher quality interior paints offer the best value

Questions for Joe Pullaro “Tampa Bay’s number #1 Paint Contractor”

I’m getting ready to paint the interior of my house, Should i buy a cheap paint or spend the extra for a High Quality Paint?

With paint like anything else you get what you pay for, and higher quality interior paints offer the best value. The resins in the paint along with the binders give you the quality of finish. Also, the way the product is produced can impact the quality Paint goes through a piece of machinery called a ball mill. This grinds everything together. The size of the balls used and length of time it goes through the mill impacts the fineness of the pigment grind, which impacts the quality of the product.

High quality interior latex paints usually have better adhesion, hiding, spatter resistance, and stain removal characteristics, and they give you greater overall durability. As well going on thicker and smoother than ordinary interior paints do, higher quality Paints produce a better looking job. Buy using a high quality paint from one of the top paint Manufacturer’s such as Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, or Behr to name a few you can be assured of a beautiful finish that will last many years. Picking the right sheen for your Application is just as important as using a high Quality paint, choose what best fits your needs from the following list and you’re ready to paint!
Interior Gloss Paint: Gloss paint is the toughest of the sheens: clean-up is a breeze and it resists scuffs better than other types of paint.

(Keep in mind, though that high gloss paint does show surface imperfections more than say flat latex.) But high gloss is easy clean up and durability makes it an excellent choice for high use areas like bathrooms and kitchens. Interior Semi-Gloss Paint Semi-gloss paint is likewise perfectly suited for all trim work as well as kitchens, bathrooms and doors. It’s just as durable and easy to clean but has slightly less shine than high-gloss interior paint.


Interior Satin Paint Interior satin paint offers easy clean-up and a medium sheen, making it a good choice for walls and doors. Satin paint is also often called eggshell or low luster interior paint. Interior Flat Paint Interior flat paint hides surface imperfections really well, making it a wise choice for walls, especially if it has been marred in some way.

GOOD LUCK!
Joe Pullaro

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4 comments

  1. Mike says:

    A lot of higher quality paints will also have a better spread rate giving you more square feet per gallon.

  2. richpony says:

    Using a high quality paint can also improve the spread rate of the product giving you a much higher square footage per gallon.

  3. tevans says:

    Using a good quality paint not only improves the spread rate but also will last longer over time.


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