Many an online article will talk about the best paint to use on your projects. Of course, most of these articles are just advertisements rather than a qualified opinion. So here’s the dirty and simple truth, the best paint to use is the best paint you can work with. With Colorwheel Painting, you can rest assured knowing that we have a wide variety of paints best used for anything from cabinet painting to cabinet refacing to interior painting.
Well, that seems like common sense, you say. We agree. But it’s often overlooked. Paint stores will be eager to sell you the “best paint” that they have, but that doesn’t mean it’s a good fit for you. Some paints are very tricky to work with, especially trim paints. Urethane modified paints and acrylic-alkyd combo’s are best left to the painting professionals. If you aren’t familiar with using extenders and additive, the best trim paint for you is likely a water based paint, pure and simple. Nothing more, nothing less. It will be workable and fairly forgiving. If you do make a mistake, after it dries it should be easy to sand out the issue.
As for wall painting and wall paint, skip the cheap stuff. The same for ceilings (right, even though you don’t touch them). If you’re not paying at least $30 per gallon or more for your interior paint, you’re likely getting a product that poses problems. “But it’s just paint!” many will say. Wrong. That like’s saying all bread is the same. Nope. The quality of ingredients and the recipe make a huge difference. When you invest in a good paint, what you get is a paint that has great characteristics. Rather than a paint that is thin and runs right off your brush or roller. You will also get a paint that has decent pigment particle in it, meaning good color saturation or density. Or you could say, it will cover well and not look blotchy or inconsistent. That’s after two coats of course.
Finally, even the best paint is only as good as the tools you use to apply it. A cheap brush does not justice to any paint. An expensive brush won’t fix the ills of a cheap paint (but it’ll help). Same for a roller skin (the nap). A quality interior painting contractor knows that the right nap can make or break a job. Cheap ones throw splatter and don’t hold much paint. A good quality nap allows for smooth application, holds a lot of paint, and doesn’t drip, run, or splatter. So, invest in something good. A $25 dollar brush (keep it for life) and a good $7 roller skin/nap are well worth it. You’ll be so happy you made the right investment! For more information on interior painting, as well as cabinet painting and refacing, get in touch with Colorwheel Painting today for painting services in the Milwaukee area.