Is it Worth Spending More on a Higher Quality Paint vs a Lower Quality-Cheaper Brand During Your Next House Painting Project?

Painting one’s home in Melbourne – or even just a room – can be a time consuming and sometimes costly affair. The price of some house paint brands can seem exorbitant and you may be asking yourself, is the more expensive paint worth the money?

Professional painters explain that paint is made up of three parts namely; solids, pigments & binders.

  • Solids are the portion of the paint left on the wall when the paint has dried. A dense coating of solids will contribute to the durability of the paint.
  • Pigments give the paint its colour. The higher the quality of paint, the denser the concentration of pigments will be found.
  • The binder is the liquid part of the paint that binds the pigments and solids together.

The binders, solids and pigments will differ between cheap and quality paints. You may not only be wondering if there are practical differences between these two types of paint, but also if this affects the house painting process?

Quality paints with a high ration of fine-particle pigments will provide better coverage with fewer coats. This means you will use less paint and you will also save a significant amount of time, as one has to allow for each coat to dry properly before applying the next.

Properly applied, high-quality paint products will last for years and years without chipping or fading. This is why most high-quality paint manufacturers provide a warranty for their products that ensure customer satisfaction. While buying a poorer quality paint might seem cheaper at the time, it will not last as long and therefore require you to redo the job sooner. This may result in the cost of repainting to be exponentially higher over many years.

It is also important to remember that paint is protection. Both your external and some internal surfaces depend on paint for protection from moisture and exposure. By using a higher-quality paint you can actually prevent costly damage to your property, which will also result in future savings.

Professional painters agree that while inexpensive paint might be suitable for some projects, the old adage “you get what you pay for” is especially true when it comes to buying paint for your next house painting project in Melbourne.

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