paint quality

Have you ever had to apply three or even four coats of paint, and despite all your efforts, the results were still not what you were hoping for? If the answer is yes, the quality of the paint could be to blame, and we have some tips to avoid that.

The paint quality is one of the most critical factors that determine a successful paint job. The better the quality of paint you buy, the better the results on your walls.

What exactly does good quality paint mean?

To understand what influences the quality of paint, one must first know what paint is made up of.

Solid Ingredients

• Pigments: these are tiny particles that give paints their color
• The binders (acrylic, resin, etc.) have the function of allowing the color pigment to adhere to the surface, then drying and hardening. This is the most important ingredient, which will also determine the properties of the coating. For example, acrylic is a binder found in latex paints.

Liquid ingredients

· Solvents: made of volatile compounds, solvents evaporate on drying. For latex paints, it is water (water being a solvent), small amounts of glycols, and other mixed substances. For oil-based paints, these are mineral spirits, alcohol, and esters.

Additives are also part of the essential ingredients of paints. These are liquid or solid substances used in small quantities to improve specific properties of the paint. For example, its resistance to mold, its speed of drying, and its viscosity.

In general, the more solid ingredients in the paint, the better the quality of the paint. The liquid ingredients are volatile, so on drying, they evaporate and are eliminated. The solid components remain on the surface, forming a thin and durable film. The more solid ingredients, the thicker the paint film and the better adhesion and protection of the surface.

The two ingredients that most influence the quality and cost of paint are the binders and the coloring pigments. High-quality paints will contain more of these ingredients than lower quality paints.

To know the rate of solid ingredients in a painting, ask to see the product data-sheet or download it on the Internet. Most companies make this form accessible from their website. Then check the proportion of “Solids by volume.” This characteristic indicates the percentage of solid ingredients in the paint.

• Solid ingredients: 35 to 45% for quality paints and 25 to 30% for economy paints
• Liquid ingredients: 55 to 65% for quality paints and 70 to 75% for economy paints

The Benefits Of Using Quality Paint

Have you ever had to apply three or even four coats of paint, and despite all your efforts, the results were still not what you were hoping for? If the answer is yes, the quality of the paint could be to blame.

The paint quality is one of the most critical factors that determine a successful paint job. The better the quality of paint you buy, the better the results on your walls.

What exactly does good quality paint mean?

To understand what influences the quality of paint, one must first know what paint is made up of.

Solid Ingredients

• Pigments: these are tiny particles that give paints their color
• The binders (acrylic, resin, etc.) have the function of allowing the color pigment to adhere to the surface, then drying and hardening. This is the most important ingredient, which will also determine the properties of the coating. For example, acrylic is a binder found in latex paints.

Liquid ingredients

· Solvents: made of volatile compounds, solvents evaporate on drying. For latex paints, it is water (water being a solvent), small amounts of glycols, and other mixed substances. For oil-based paints, these are mineral spirits, alcohol, and esters.

Additives are also part of the essential ingredients of paints. These are liquid or solid substances used in small quantities to improve specific properties of the paint. For example, its resistance to mold, its speed of drying, and its viscosity.

In general, the more solid ingredients in the paint, the better the quality of the paint. The liquid ingredients are volatile, so on drying, they evaporate and are eliminated. The solid components remain on the surface, forming a thin and durable film. The more solid ingredients, the thicker the paint film and the better adhesion and protection of the surface.

The two ingredients that most influence the quality and cost of paint are the binders and the coloring pigments. High-quality paints will contain more of these ingredients than lower quality paints.

To know the rate of solid ingredients in a painting, ask to see the product data-sheet or download it on the Internet. Most companies make this form accessible from their website. Then check the proportion of “Solids by volume.” This characteristic indicates the percentage of solid ingredients in the paint.

• Solid ingredients: 35 to 45% for quality paints and 25 to 30% for economy paints
• Liquid ingredients: 55 to 65% for quality paints and 70 to 75% for economy paints

The Benefits Of Using Quality Paint

By using quality paint, we ensure the careful and controlled manufacture of the product;

• Touch-up capability –Touch-ups can be done quickly and unnoticeably with high-quality paints.
• Scrub resistance –These paints are tougher and usually can withstand scrubbing without the surface being damaged.
• Easier application – Top quality paints have better leveling and tend to go on more evenly; also, the brush and roller marks tend to flow out and become unnoticeable.
• Spatter resistance – Good paints are not as likely to spatter flecks of paint during application.
• Concealing capability –Good quality paints can usually hide the original wall color and imperfections in fewer coats, saving time and money from needing to apply additional coats of paint.
• Stick resistance –The smooth finish produced with top quality paints allows the paint to be less susceptible to sticking.
• Mildew resistance –Mildew resistant agents are much better in high-quality paints. If you don’t want mildew, don’t compromise on paint quality.
• Fade resistance –To ensure your paint color stays just as you want it, use a high quality 100% acrylic latex paint. These paints maintain their fresh appearance for years.

Streamline Painting & More, we only use high-quality, professional-grade paints from reputable manufacturers such as Benjamin Moor and Sherwin Williams.

If you need professional help with your residential painting project in The Woodlands, TX, or Conroe, TX, our team at Streamline Painting & More can assist.

To get started with us, book a FREE estimate below or call us on 936-718-8354 for more details.