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Is Name-Brand Paint Worth the Extra Money?

The painting process, especially when you choose to take it on yourself, can raise a lot of questions. Colors, brushes, products, and techniques can all start to blur together, and the “helpful” input of friends and neighbors might just make things feel a little overwhelming.

One of the most common questions to pop up during this process is simply: “Do I really need to buy the more expensive paint?” Sticker shock can make the name-brands suddenly look a little less appealing than those cheaper options.

The shorter version (and we hate to break it to you), is that the better paint is absolutely worth the investment. Let’s take a look at why this is.

Why Is Name-Brand Paint Worthwhile? What’s the Actual Difference?

It all comes down to how well your interior or exterior paint can do its job. The factors that determine this include the following:

  • Quality of ingredients – The binding agents (resins) in quality paint are more effective, which means your paint will in turn last longer.
  • Less filler – The solvent in your paint’s formula carries both the pigment (color) and the resin (binding agents). Cheaper paint has more solvent, meaning that after the paint is applied and cured the coverage can be much thinner. Better paint has less solvent, making for a more efficient and satisfactory coating for your surfaces.

Here are the benefits of investing in quality paint:

  • More even coverage
  • Durability
  • Fewer coats are needed
  • More attractive
  • Fewer fillers
  • Finer pigments

If you’re paying for a finish that will last longer, require less product, and look better, suddenly it becomes a little more clear why an investment in paint is one you’ll not regret. You certainly aren’t paying for just the name.

In the end, however, it’s always up to you and your specific goals.

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The New Life Painting team is here and ready to help! We will take the guesswork and headache out of your project, leaving you with a quality finish that you can be truly proud of.

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