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There is an old saying: you get what you pay for. While that doesn’t necessarily mean that buying the most expensive option equates to the highest quality, choosing the least expensive option will mean having to repeat the process sooner rather than later.
Having said that, this certainly applies to paint. Opting for a higher quality paint has a lot of benefits that you might not have taken into consideration. What are those, exactly? Here are a few reasons why you might want to invest in a higher quality paint.
Resistance to Stains
For those with families, it goes without saying that stains become a part of everyday life. Kids tend to make messes wherever they go, regardless of the surface. This is why investing in a paint that can hold up to stains can be such a pivotal thing.
It’s not to say that stains won’t occur, it’s just that a high-quality paint will make them substantially easier to clean. This can make your life a lot easier when the kids get particularly adventurous.
When you are forced to clean your walls on a regular basis (due to children, perhaps) a lower quality paint can begin to wear down and fade. This can really take away from the visual appeal of the paint, leaving you to have to touch it up on a far more consistent basis.
A high-quality paint will have a naturally tougher resistance to scrubbing and should be able to hold up without the surface being damaged. This allows you to get the clean look for your walls that you prefer without having to worry about wearing down the paint job.
Easier to Apply
With a lesser quality paint, you may have to work pretty diligently to ensure that roller and brush marks come out easier, resulting in that seamless look that you prefer. When you invest in top-quality paints, they tend to have better leveling.
Additionally, a high-quality paint will also go on more evenly. This makes it far easier to even out those brush and roller marks that can be distracting eyesores if you catch them at the right light. Paying a little more can give you that even look with far less effort during the application.
With a less expensive quality paint, you may have to invest in multiple coats to cover the original color. This can lead to more applications, taking more time and effort than you ever hoped to invest in. More importantly, it can lead to serious frustration during the application process.
By investing in a high-quality paint, these paints can usually hide that original wall color far easier in fewer coats. This saves both time and money during the application process, sparing you from having to apply additional coats of paint along the way.
There are a litany of other reasons why you should consider investing in high-quality paints, they are important in nature and will make your life a bit easier.