Paint quality vs. price

One of the frustrations we face as professionals is being underbid by competitors using substandard products. Customers frequently do not understand the vast array of products and the difference in price and quality these products present. The following excerpt of an article from PQI Magazine will help you understand why we recommend some products over others. It is particularly important for exterior projects to use the best available acrylic coatings. High end (top of the manufacturer’s line) acrylics allow for expansion and contraction with weather changes minimizing cracks and gaps that allow moisture penetration.

This article addresses exterior paints.

Some cost conscious customers may be tempted to spend less for an ordinary grade of paint.

It is in every homeowner’s best interest to choose a top quality paint.

Quality Counts – Key Benefits of a Top Quality Coating:
Superior adhesion (bonding to the substrate)

Superior chalk resistance (break down of the coating)

Superior dirt resistance (should wash easily)

Mildew resistance (helps deter mold)


These key benefits of a top quality coating will be severely diminished if the paint is not applied at the proper spread rate or is diluted with water or another substance. It is far more expensive to correct a failing paint job than it is to do the job right the first time.

Do you have an exterior Painting Project this season? Call Color Expressions Painting for a FREE estimate! We can take care of your carpentry and deck staining projects as well.


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Home Inspection, RPM,
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Electric, Brady Electric
Kevin Brady 571 641 5645

Carpet and Flooring, The Carpet Company,
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Insurance, The Parks Insurance Agency,
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