When you are deciding on a new car, home, mattress or home improvement project most people are looking for a deal. They want to get the best item while paying the least. That is the holy grail of negotiations. The problem comes when you do a home improvement project and you buy the cheapest options the outcome may end up being lackluster. You don’t always have to pay the highest prices but you should at least know what the differences are in each product. When it comes to the paint that is used on the interior of your home there seems to be endless options. You first have to look around for the right color which can be an agonizing process. The colors all seem to look the same after a while. Now you need to look at the quality of the paint that is being used. You may think that it really doesn’t matter what paint you use as long as you get the right color but the outcome will matter. L.W Winslow Painting, Inc. outlines why the quality of interior paint matters.
Why is Some Paint More Expensive?
This is a confusing question that many people have. There are five brands and styles of paint that all seem to come in the shade of blue you want to use. Why are they all a different price and what is the reason for it? When it comes to paint it all boils down to chemistry. The mixture of each element really determines the outcome. There is a component to the paint that is referred to as sheen. The sheen level adds to the price and that is because the paint is more durable the more sheen is in it. It also means the paint is easier to clean when it dries. The problem with too much sheen is that it also will show off every dent and scratch on the wall. A good balance in the sheen is a great quality option.
Does the Quality of Paint Always Matter?
This is a great question and the answer in a sense is no. If you are managing an apartment complex and you have tenants in and out each month you don’t want to over pay for painting. The walls usually need to be done between each tenant and that can get pricey. Most management companies instead choose to use a flat light color paint on all the walls and ceilings. If you are a homeowner and you are choosing a paint quality you want to go with a better one. The walls in your home are yours and you want to have them lasting as long as possible. The walls should have some sheen so you can clean those little finger prints off with ease. The ceiling is off limits and no one should be touching them so you can use a flat paint if you want to.
Why are There So Many Different Types of Paints?
There are options because not every room or every family has the same needs when it comes to paint. A commercial building may want a different quality grade then a retired couple. They might have needs that are different than a home with small children. The options exist to fit each situation and it is best to as the professionals. If you are not sure what quality is best for you consult a painting company.