Are you looking to buy paint?

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Range of paint colours
Range of paint colours

Buying paint is an important decision for any property owner. This is because the type of paint one chooses will play a big role on not only the appearance of a particular wall but also influences the mood.

Below are some of the factors to consider before buying paint:

Quality trumps quantity

When it comes to paint, more money usually does buy you more durability; a top-quality can of paint will contain a higher percentage of titanium oxide — the solid pigment. As a result, a can of top-quality paint will actually weigh more than cheaper paint. Besides, cheap paint may not really be so cheap, since it takes more paint and more work to get good coverage.

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Choose the right gloss

The level of gloss you choose can be very important to durability. Most paint cans are labelled high-gloss, semigloss, eggshell, satin, low sheen, or flat. Glossier paints resist marks better, are easier to clean, and usually last longer, but they make any dents or other unevenness in the wall more apparent. Touch-ups also blend in better with less gloss.

Explore latex

Latex can be cleaned up with water, but many pros stuck with oil-base because it was more durable and flowed on better. Today oil-based paints use a synthetic oil called alkyd and still require paint thinner to clean up. Natural latex also has been replaced with synthetic materials, usually acrylic, though most paint cans still say latex on them.  Today these latex paints are so durable that there is no reason to use alkyd paints indoors.

Beware of mildew

If you are painting an area that will be submitted to high humidity, such as a bathroom, have the paint store add mildew ide to the paint. This will protect your walls and keep you from having to repaint, or do more substantial repairs.

 

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