We’re very transparent about the type of paint we use for your project. It can vary a bit depending on what kind of painting you need done, but we always use high-quality products that we believe in. Products that are tried, true, and trusted.
Why? Well, it can be tempting for homeowners to invest in cheaper paint to save a buck or two, but we’ve seen firsthand the problems and long-term expense that can cause.
Let’s take a closer look.
3 Problems Caused by Cheap Paint
The difference is found in the quality of the ingredients. Pigments, binders, solvents… They all work together, and the better the process and ingredients that went into your paint formula the better the results and performance.
Here’s what you risk when these components are lower-quality:
- Lack of color integrity. Nothing is worse than falling in love with a color, then watching it fade and/or grow discolored over a relatively short period of time. Obviously a surface that experiences unrelenting sun or weather exposure is more likely to fade, but quality paint retains its color much longer.
- Poor coverage. Cheaper paint doesn’t stay cheaper when you need to buy three times as much. Numerous coats to achieve a color transition, for example, cuts down on the savings quickly.
- Less durable. Especially in high-traffic places, you need paint that will really stand up to wear and tear, and is washable.
Our recommendation? Talk to your house painter about what kind of paint they use, and why. A transparent painting estimate should cover those points as well. If you’re tackling a DIY project, make sure you do a little extra research and invest in a product that will look and perform the way you need it to. You’ll be glad you did!