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Question DetailsAsked on 6/18/2011

Differences in paint

I recently asked for a few different bids for painting the interior of almost my entire home. I was surprised at the difference in bids I received, and one contractor told me it was because of different types of paint. Is there really a difference between one paint and another?

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Absolutely! Paint is one of those things where you definitely get what you pay for. The more pricey the paint, the better the ingredients usually are, and ingredients are what makes a paint durable. A better-quality paint can last twice as long as one of lesser quality. That’s not to say that you need to go with the most expensive paint out there, but get the best type of paint that you can afford and you’ll end up much happier with the result, especially over time.

Answered 9 years ago by Angie's List


Yes, different paints offer different levels of adhesion, sheen, durability, coverage, color retention, longevity, dry time, odor, VOC's, moisture resistance ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,etc.

I always list the paints to be used and include TDS (tech data sheets) with my proposals. All contractors should, ask your bidders to provide this information.
You can then go to the manufacturers websites or retail locations to educate yourself on what they are proposing to use.

Bluewater Finishing

Answered 8 years ago by Bluewater Painting

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