Whether you are repainting your own house or are employing someone else to do it for you, the temptation to buy cheap paint can be strong. Although you may save a lot of money in the short term, a cheap paint isn’t always the best option. It won’t last as long, will be difficult to clean, and can be hard to apply. Going for a more expensive, higher quality paint will ensure that problems are kept to a minimum. Some of the benefits of using high quality paints include:
They are easier to clean!
High quality paints tend to be easier to keep clean and shiny for a number of reasons. They often contain anti-mould or anti-mildew agents which will protect the paint if it is applied in any kind of moist environment. They catch less dirt, and things won’t stick to them as much. Better paints tend to have ingredients designed to prevent dirt from sinking into the wall itself, which means that you can usually clean them with a simple wipe. If you want something which is super easy to clean, then go for a Teflon based paint: the super slippery nature of Teflon will ensure that any dirt or grime wipes straight off!
They are easier to apply!
If you have ever painted with cheap paints, then you will understand how frustrating and difficult to use they can be. Unless you are a very skilled painter, you will probably be left with ridges and/or an uneven coating. However, more expensive paints are generally smoother and are very easy to apply, even if you don’t have a lot of painting experience. More expensive paints also tend to splatter less when you are painting. This reduces mess and makes it easier to paint properly, saving time and work (and indirectly, saving
They are easier to maintain and repair!
Most high quality paints are much tougher and more resistant to general wear and tear such as fading or damage from washing. This means that maintenance becomes a breeze, and needs to be performed less frequently.
It is usually possible to touch up areas painted with high quality paints quickly and easily. Since they fade less and don’t tend to change over time, touch-ups can be done easily and can be blended into the old paint job properly. on cheap paints: go for a more expensive option and save yourself a lot of problems!