Whether you’re building, remodeling, or simply giving your home a few needed updates, painting acts as the icing on the cake. It ties colors together, sets the mood of the space, and can be used strategically to create a variety of powerful and stylish effects.
Sometimes, however, homeowners experience a little bit of sticker shock at their paint supply store. Quality paint can be pricey! This is followed by a very natural question: is it really worth the extra money?
Buying vs. Investing
“Buying” tends to make us think of a one-time purchase. You need something, you buy it, and that’s the end of the story.
“Investing” carries a promise of some sort of return, ideally speaking.
What does all of this have to do with paint? Well, cheaper paint falls into the “buying” category. It may cover the wall or siding and even look very nice for a while, but it gives nothing back in the long-run. The benefit is its lower price.
Purchasing a high-quality paint, on the other hand, is certainly an investment. Why? Because it offers a very attractive return. Let’s take a closer look at that below.
What Is the Difference between Cheaper and More Expensive Paint?
There are two primary differences that are worth considering:
- Quality of the ingredients – The resins (binding agents) in higher-grade paint do their job more effectively. This translates to a longer-lasting, durable finish.
- Less “filler” – The solvent is the part of the paint formula that carries the resin and pigment, and it evaporates once the paint is applied. Because cheaper products have more solvent, it means that the overall coverage is much thinner after the painting process.
Remember those dividends we mentioned that you can expect after your investment? This is what they look:
- More even coverage
- Fewer coats are needed
- More attractive
- Fewer fillers
- Finer pigments
When you are beautifying, updating, remodeling, or building your home, it is almost always worthwhile to buy the very best quality materials that you can. Over time you will certainly be glad you did!
Are You Looking for a Quality Painting and Remodeling Company?
The Gerety Building and Restoration team is here and ready to help. We have had the privilege of serving clients throughout Westchester County, NY, and Fairfield County, CT, for over 35 years, and would love to assist you however we can.
Please feel free to browse our painting portfolio and related services, then contact us with any questions you might have.