Woodstock House Painting FAQs: Paint Quality

aqua house paintAt Davis Paint Company we know that you can only get good results by using good products. That’s why we use Sherwin Williams paints exclusively, ensuring attractive, durable results that will protect your home for years to come. But what separates good paint from low-quality paint? Read on to learn about paint quality and what to look for when buying paint for your home improvement projects.

Paint is made of pigments (color), binder (the substance that holds the color in place after the paint has dried), solvents (the liquid in which the pigment is suspended), and depending on the type of paint, additives that do everything from slow drying time, to improving flow, to fighting mold and mildew.

What separates high quality paint from low quality paint?

  • Pigment saturation and quality- Higher quality paints have more and better pigment in relation to the amount of binders, carriers, and additives. This gives them a richer color and also make them more opaque, so it takes fewer coats to get the same amount of coverage as a cheap paint.
  • Durable binders– Acrylic is the best latex binder because the particles of the paint seep into the grain of the wood instead of sitting on top. This makes it more durable and less likely to peel over time.
  • Special features– It may cost more, but you’re much better off choosing a paint that has special additives to smooth brush strokes, improve adhesion, protect the color from fading and yellowing, and resist mold and mildew.

In the scheme of things, it’s much smarter to buy a high quality paint that provides good coverage and lasts a long time than to go the cheaper route and end up with visible brush strokes, peeling, mildew, or other problems that will make you have to paint your house all over again sooner.

Contact us today for a quote on your Woodstock house painting project!

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