Quality Paint Pays for Itself

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What is the difference between a $40 gallon of paint and a $20 gallon of paint?  Serious painters say you will see marked differences between high and low quality paints when you compare how easy they are to apply and how long they last. The bottom line is that it almost always pays in the long run to buy the best paint you can afford.

Paints with better ingredients splatter less, cling to the paint roller better and adhere more easily to surfaces. The difference quality paint makes on the finished product is more obvious with exteriors. Cheap exterior paint becomes chalky and peels sooner than quality paint. Inside your home, inexpensive paints will show marks easier when walls are bumped. The better paints will usually have their ingredients listed on the label.