Should You Pay More for Paint?

Many times we question where we can save money on a home improvement project and sometimes its easy to determine the quality of building materials its not always easy to evaluate the quality of paints in comparison to each other.
According to this article from Fine Homebuilding, there is a difference in paints that cost more money and this difference is in direct relation to the quality of the paint.

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This article includes information on the makeup of paint (carriers, binders, pigments, and additives); oil vs. latex coatings; volatile organic compounds (VOCs), warranties, and “boutique” paints. There are also sidebars on the best types of paint to use for both indoor and outdoor surfaces.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.