If you are looking for the best interior paint to buy, there are a few things to keep in mind when making your selection. It is important to not choose solely based on price, but take into consideration quality, coverage capacity, and the coating requirement when making the decision. In this painting article I share with you the most important aspects of choosing your paints so you can work with or ask for excellent quality materials when you hire a professional.
Picking the best interior paints
Different paint brands offer different coverage capacities, so we recommend looking at both price and coverage capacity to determine the best value for your money!
Avoid cheap paints that require multiple coats
Cheap paints are usually over diluted and require three to four coats to provide full coverage, while high quality paints have excellent coverage capacity and only require one to two coats. Just from the number of coats each paint requires you can tell that you will need twice as much of the cheap paint as the quality paint.
If you add in the time and energy spent on your painting project, you will quickly realize how much more efficient it is to buy the more expensive, but good quality paints.
Paints with perfect coverage capacity are also easier to apply on your walls, so the job can be done much faster. Additionally, the surface of the wall will be more durable and aesthetically more pleasing as well. These kinds of paints, that I can wholeheartedly recommend to you, are the Sherwin Williams interior paints. They do not only provide perfect coverage, but they are vapor permeable and their great composition makes their application simple. Most Sherwin Williams paints are also washable with a wet sponge.
I am sure you have heard stories of projects turning out to be way more expensive than originally planned and taking twice as much time…Well, the reason for this is usually due to poor paint choices because the individual ended up having to buy more paint or a different one and it also took her twice as much time because of the drying period in between each coat. These are the unpleasant consequences of buying bad quality paint.
In summary, opt for high quality paints with good coverage so the work will be fast and high quality as well. If you choose Sherwin Williams paints, you will not be disappointed!
How much paint will you need? Let’s calculate!
Neither buying too little or too much paint are ideal scenarios, so it is important to make some calculations before we go to the store.
To accurately calculate the amount of paint you will need, you need to first determine the condition of your walls. Where needed, fill holes and cracks and fix all imperfections. You do not have to be afraid of compounding, it is an easier task than painting. Even with little experience, you can do it yourself with the help of a putty knife and some joint compound. The only thing you should pay attention to is that you apply the compound in a thin layer. This way you will have less sanding to do afterwards to achieve a smooth surface. After an inspection of your walls, take measurements of the total surface area to be painted and calculate the amount of materials needed based on square footage.
Let’s add all the costs
- material needed to fix any wall damages, such as joint compound
- deep primer and interior wall paint
- necessary tools: putty knife, roller, brush, surface protection sheet, paint roller grid, ladder, and bucket
If you accurately do this math homework, then you will not have to make multiple trips to the paint store and save yourself a lot of time!
Would you rather hire a local professional for your wall painting?
Do not hesitate to reach out to me via phone or email. With more than 10 years of experience and knowledge of the industry I would be happy to paint your home too! I exclusively use Sherwin Williams paints, so your quote for the materials and work will be accurate. I will also perform a survey of your home, so your only task will be to pick out the color you want.
I am looking forward to hearing from you! Peter
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