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How to Choose the Best Type of Paint for Your Home

Posted on Jun 6, 2019 9:00:00 AM by Eric Dokey

How to Choose the Best Type of Paint for Your Home | D&D Painting

 Choosing a color for your paint project can be a long and arduous process. Each color has hundreds of potential shades and you cannot tell how any of them will look until you paint a sample on your wall. Once you finally make a decision you will feel relieved. But, the work is not over quite yet. Now you have to decide what type of paint you want in that color. This process can seem just as frustrating when you begin. Fortunately there are not quite as many options for paint type as there are for colors. To choose the best type of paint for your home you need to start by determining what elements the paint will be exposed to. The second step is to look at the amount of coverage you need. Finally, you can also consider what level of quality you want in the paint. Considering these three factors will help you make a well informed paint choice.

Determine what elements the paint will be exposed to

If you are painting an area that is going to be exposed to the wind, rain, sunshine, and dirt then you should go with paint that is designed to be outside. Interior paint is designed for the inside but there are many different variety of interior paint. If the paint on the inside of your house is going to be exposed to the many messes that kids can make then you need to go with an option known for durability. Thinking about the elements the paint will be exposed to will help you narrow down the choices.

Look at the amount of coverage you need

The level of coverage you need will impact which type of paint you choose. There are some situations where a separate primer coat is needed to cover the paint that was on the wall or house previously. In other situations, paint with primer included will work to give you the necessary coverage. If you have a dark wall that you want to paint with a lighter color then you need to choose an option that provides high coverage.  

Consider the level of quality you want

As with most things you purchase, there is a range of quality levels available for paint. You can spend a little less on bargain paint or spend more and go for a premium option. The paint you choose will depend on the level of quality you want. Most brands of paint offer a range of quality options. The higher quality options will likely provide the best coverage and give the longest lasting results. Choosing between quality levels can be difficult if you do not have a working knowledge of paint. You may need to consult with a paint expert to get a knowledgeable opinion of the available options.

Carefully choosing the type of paint you use can make a big difference in how much work you have to do, the quality of the finished project, and how long the paint job lasts. For example, if you spend a little more for quality paint with high coverage it can reduce the number of coats required. This can save you significant time and energy.

For local help with paint choice and your paint project you can turn to D&D Painting. We have years of experience working with different types of paint and we can help you determine what will work best for your project.
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