Have you ever experienced paint can sticker shock?
Whether you’re tackling a small touch-up yourself or hiring a local, professional painter, a lot of homeowners wonder about the cost of paint. Are the premium products really worth the expense, or will the off-brand, lower-shelf options fit the bill just as well?
In the world of painting, you really do get what you pay for.
If that statement is still too ambiguous, let’s unpack it together by taking a closer look at that pricey can of paint in your hand.
Know Your Exterior Paint! What Are You Paying For?
In general, there are four primary ingredients:
- Binders – Blend together to create the paint film as the solvent evaporates
- Additives – Determine drying time and other features of the curing process unique to the product you choose
- Pigment – This is essentially the color of your paint, made with both naturally-occurring and manufactured components
- Solvent – This liquid ensures that the binders and pigments stay in a suspended state until after they’re applied
Similar to cooking up your favorite dish in the kitchen, the quality of your ingredients matter. In the food you eat, well-chosen, natural ingredients can elevate a dish, making it memorable and delicious. Low-quality ingredients can, well, leave you dissatisfied and reaching for the antacids.
These four elements of your paint product work in unison as well, and can either deliver a superior finish or one that leaves something to be desired.
What Are the Tangible Benefits of Using Quality Exterior Paint in New Jersey?
- Ease of Application – Excellent paint provides excellent coverage, and this translates to a more efficient use of product (you get more from less!).
- Longevity – Quality paint simply lasts longer. And, if you’re like most homeowners, you probably like the sound of that.
- Durability – Beyond just being a pretty face, exterior paint is your home’s first line of defense against UV rays, rain, snow, temperature fluctuations, and more. You want a product that is designed to endure.
- Color Retention – Cheap products can fade or modify over time, while higher-end paint will stay the color you originally fell in love with.
- Real Value – Quality shows, and this means that an excellent paint job (and product) will maximize the long term value it brings to your property.
Remember, Your Home Deserves a Quality NJ Painting Company Too!
No matter how wonderful your paint is, if the surface isn’t prepared correctly and the product is applied poorly, it’s set up for failure. We encourage you to spend time really researching your painting company – finding the right pro is worth the effort!
If you live in Atlantic County, Burlington County, Camden County, Gloucester County, Mercer County or the Greater Philadelphia Area, contact us at Cherry Hill Painting. It would be our pleasure to serve you.