10 Benefits of High-Quality Paint
While it's nice to save money, there are a few things for which quality should not be compromised for a lower price. Paint is one of those items where you get what you pay for, the better quality paint the higher the cost.
Here are 10 reasons why high-quality paint is worth the money:
1. Easier Application
Top-quality paints have better leveling and tend to go on more evenly; also the brush and roller marks tend to flow out and become unnoticeable.
2. Spatter Resistance
Good paints are not as likely to spatter flecks of paint during application.
3. Concealing Capability
Good quality paints can usually hide the original wall color and imperfections in fewer coats, saving time and money from needing to apply additional coats of paint.
4. Touch-up Capability
Touch-ups can be done easily and unnoticeably with high-quality paints.
5. Stain Resistance
Top-quality paints tend to have better grime and dirt resistance and keep dirt from sinking in, making for easier cleaning.
6. Scrub Resistance
These paints are tougher and usually can withstand scrubbing without the surface being damaged.
7. Imprint Resistance
Shelves, windowsills and other face-up surfaces can gather prints when objects are placed on them. However, this problem is significantly minimized with good quality paints (especially eggshell finishes).
8. Stick Resistance
The smooth finish produced with top quality paints allows the paint to be less susceptible to sticking.
9. Mildew Resistance
Mildew resistent agents are much better in high-quality paints. If you don’t want mildew, don’t compromise on paint quality.
10. Fade Resistance
To ensure your paint color stays just as you want it, use a high quality 100% acrylic latex paint. These paints maintain their fresh appearance for years.