We often get customers asking us if they can reduce the costs of their painting by using a trade paint instead of the high quality paints that we prefer to use.
If you are prepared to pay for someone to paint your home, why then try to save a few dollars for an inferior quality paint.
All paints are measured on the following
Trade paints generally perform lower than high quality paints in all three areas.
Coverage tends to be uneven and if going from light to dark (or vice versa) often three coats are needed to fully cover the surface
These paints also tend to peel, flake and rub off more easily when being washed or scrubbed and are more prone to absorbing stains
In addition, trade paints are less durable with marks, scratches, knocks and bumps showing up a lot easier after minimal impact to the wall
Furthermore these paints have higher levels of VOC's releasing these toxic fumes into the air you breath long after the paint has been applied.
This is why we prefer to use high quality paints, while they may add on a few dollars to the cost of the work, you will find the surface looks better, is more durable to washing, scrubbing, stains and bumps as well as being kinder to the environment and the air you breathe.
Quality paints we prefer to use are listed here - Preferred Paint Products
Many people ask us, why use a qualified painter and decorator over a brush hand, a handyman or someone who has just decided to pick up a paint brush as it looks easy?