Am I Getting The Best Deal?
Has the paint job on your home seen better days? If it is older than a decade, it’s probably peeling off and doesn’t look as bright as it used to. A fresh paint job will also increase your home’s value and change how a home feels.
Why You Should Choose Quality Paint for A Paint Job
The service you use will give you a choice. You can either go for a cheap paint job with cheap paints, or a slightly expensive one that involves high-quality paint. In this case, you get what you pay for. Here are some of the reasons why you shouldn’t hesitate to splurge on quality paint:
It doesn’t take long for low-quality paint to peel and crack under the elements. If you have to repaint your home every year, choose high-quality paint. The paint job can last for years, and you can save money. Quality paint will make your home look great for years since the formula can withstand regular wear in various environments.
Perfection in a Single or Two Coats Max
High-quality paints have more pigmentation than low-quality varieties, so they offer more coverage, color, and depth to a paint job. Cheaper paints have larger pigments which only work to increase the liquid volume in the can rather than enhance color and coverage. It is one of the main reasons low-quality paint needs several more coats than high-quality paint.
Range of Finishes
Every paint comprises three parts: pigments, resins that bind them together for stain coverage and to create gloss, and solvents that suspend other materials in a wet medium. Expensive paints boast high-quality resins that can accomplish a range of finishes.
For example, eggshell or satin paint is used on exterior walls to cover stains and smudges. Similarly, gloss or semi-gloss paints are used on moldings to make them look shiny and new.
To determine if the paint is high quality or not, see if it is labeled ‘100% acrylic.’ These are made using high-quality resins that can increase the longevity of a paint job. High-quality paints also contain strong binders that can prevent them from cracking, fading, chalking, blistering, and peeling.
They can also prevent mold and mildew growth. Since binders are expensive, you will never find low-quality paints that have them, so it is better if you choose top-quality brands.
Protect Your Home
Besides making your home look fantastic, high-quality paints contain ingredients that protect it from mildew and corrosion. Low-quality varieties only add some curb appeal which doesn’t last long since they don’t contain those ingredients. That is why a paint job using these paints will always be inferior to its high-quality counterparts. It barely lasts a year, while the latter can last for more than a decade.
Low-quality paint has to be applied several times to give a pristine look to a wall. That’s why it takes so long to apply. Add the fact that you have to wait for the last coat to dry before applying a new one, and the job can take several weeks to complete.
Yes, high-quality paint has a higher price point than low-quality ones, but you get what you pay for, as mentioned earlier. When you factor in the benefits, the investment makes sense. For example, take the number of paint cans you will have to pay for each option. Cheap paints need to be applied several more times than expensive, high-quality ones.
You have to buy twice as much paint for the former as you do with the latter, which can increase your paint bill significantly. Even if a cheap paint can is worth half the cost of quality paint can, you will still spend more on the former.
The Benefits of Priming
Whether you choose budget-friendly or high-quality, expensive paints, professionals will always prime your walls before applying them. That’s because they know that it can prepare the surface for the paint to ensure even coats. A primed wall won’t develop ugly patches either. Primer also smooths out blemishes that can appear underneath the paint and reduces load so dark surfaces can easily accommodate several coats.
Contact Crash of Rhinos for a Fresh Paint Job
Has your paint job started to wear down? If it is peeling, chipping, or flaking off, it’s time for a new one. But a DIY job can do more harm than good. You may buy paint you don’t need to splurge on or get low-quality paint because you can’t resist a bargain. At Crash of Rhinos, we can do all of that work for you. We know the difference between high quality and cheap paints at a glance, so you will know exactly what’s going on your walls.
Our detailed priming, repair, and paint process ensure a long-lasting and great-looking finish that can increase your home’s value. We understand the value of paint quality and will never shortchange you by choosing low-quality paints that can take weeks to apply properly.
Our professional team of painters will be happy to answer any queries you may have and help you pick out the perfect paint for your interior and exterior house painting job. Get in touch with us for a quote today. Make your home look pristine again!