Does the Quality of Your Paint Matter?
The paint your painter chooses speaks volumes about the quality of their work and strategic approach to your project...
In one of our recent blogs, we shared 6 tips for comparing multiple painting bids. #5 on our list covers “Paint Coats and Quality,” a crucial component of your overall estimate.
In this project case study, we specifically shared the paint product we used, and why we chose it.
Why this focus on the product, and not just the process? Because the product is part of the process. A thorough, experienced painting company knows this, and puts a high premium on using paint that will perform well and meet your needs.
Why Your Paint Really Matters
The truth is, not all paint products are equal. You get what you pay for, ranging from bargain brands at big box stores to premium, specialized products that aren’t even available to the general public.
Manufacturers develop the formula for specific applications and purposes, delivering different levels of performance, longevity, hide, required maintenance, sheen, VOC level, and more.
It also comes down to the quality of your ingredients, including:
Additives - Determine drying time and other features of the curing process unique to the paint you choose.
Pigment - This is essentially the color of your paint, made with both naturally-occurring and manufactured components.
Solvent - This is the liquid that ensures the binders and pigments stay in a suspended state until after they’re applied.
Binders - Come together to create the paint film as the solvent evaporates.
Does this mean that you always have to buy expensive, premium paint for your project? No, not necessarily! But it’s important to realize that quality does matter, and will have a direct impact on the performance and value of your finished product.
What Are the Benefits of Using High-Quality Paint?
Good paint may cost more than a bargain brand, but it’ll more than pay for itself by lasting longer and looking much, much better!
Here are a few other practical benefits to keep in mind:
Color Retention - It stays true to the color you fell in love with rather than fading or growing discolored.
Longevity - Long-lasting products equal better value, every time.
Durability - Paint is a first line of defense against environmental threats, making its strength a real asset.
Ease of Application - Good paint if more efficient to apply, providing an additional savings.
Enduring Value - A well-painted home offers a strong return on investment.
Quality matters! Even if it costs more upfront, investing in a product that will really work and perform as you need it to is a win from every angle. Ask your painter any questions you have, and be sure you know exactly what’s being used for your project and why.
If you have any additional questions about painting your Bay Area property, please feel free to contact us at MB Jessee Painting directly. We’re here to help!