How Much Should You Be Paying for Paint? 

The quality of the materials you choose to use on your home renovation project can greatly impact the outcome. When it comes to paint, there are a few different opinions. 

Lots of contractors will tell you that it might not be worth the extra money to buy “premium”. This might be to stay in their potential customers’ good graces, or it might be a legitimate opinion. But if you’re looking to preserve the quality of a job well done, sending a little extra up front might be well worth it in the long run. 

Why is that? And what’s the real difference between premium and lower-quality commercial paint? 

The higher the quality of the paint you’re using, the fewer layers you’ll need to paint in order for your walls to have the perfect finish. When you’re covering a larger surface area, this is especially beneficial and much more efficient from a timing perspective. 

Plus, these “premium” paints retain their color for longer and offer added protection to your walls, meaning minor surface imperfections will be practically unnoticeable. If a room tends to see more wear and tear, it’s a prime candidate for premium paint. People and pets are responsible for most of the scuff and scratches that ruin painted walls over time, but the more you invest in your paint, the better the protection you can expect. 

It might help to think of the slightly higher price point as an investment in the longevity of your home’s beauty or the ability to stress less down the line. Don’t worry, though – there are some hacks if you’re still a little wary of the cost. We would that you consider using a primer, especially if you’re going with lower-quality paint. 

When it comes down to it, though, most people deal with some anxiety over the cost of any home renovation project. A higher initial cost could be an incredibly smart investment that will benefit you for years down the line. The question is, “Do I spend more up front on quality? Or more down the line on improvements and inevitable repairs?” 

Hopefully, reading this blog post and getting our take on the benefits of using higher-quality paint gives you a better understanding of the importance of the quality of materials in any DIY project. Make sure to keep up to date with our website and blog for more articles on painting trends, industry insights, and advice from our team of craftsmen.

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