What Happens When You Don’t Use Quality Paint on Your Property?

If you have just bought a house and you want to make some changes, the best (and cheapest) way to enhance the look is with paint. There are so many home renovation deals available but choosing a cheaper paint over higher quality paint won’t give you great results in the long run. Cheap paint always comes with hidden costs like these:

Require More Coats

You will need to purchase more paint because the coverage won’t be as good as with high-quality paint. And if you buy more paint, might as well buy better right from the start.

Won’t Last Very Long

Depending on the area, quality paint should last anything from 5 to 7 years. If you buy low-quality paint, you might have to repaint in 2 to 3 years, thus costing you more in the long run.

Benefits of Using High-Quality Paint

Now that you know why you shouldn’t waste money on cheap, low-quality paint, let’s have a look at why you should spend a little more on high-quality paint.

Longer Lifespan

Paint, no matter how cheap or expensive, will face, peel and crack at some point. But, high-quality paint is more durable and will last much longer than cheap paint. This is especially true in high-traffic areas like kitchens, bathrooms entryways and exterior walls.

Fewer Coats

High-quality paints offer better pigmentation due to pigments being smaller and pure. Better pigmentation gives better coverage, depth and colour to your paint job and helps to hide imperfections. Low-quality paints have bigger pigments and won’t offer optimal coverage and colour. Which is why you’ll need more coats to cover surfaces.

Increased Durability

Both cheap and high-quality paints contain resins (binders) but the latter use only the best ones. Resins help the paint stick to the surface properly.

Homes these days aren’t exactly cheap! When you buy a property, you’ll want to make sure you maintain it so it will stay beautiful and functional for longer. For more information about our painting services in Johannesburg and Pretoria, or to request a free quote, get in touch with Sipenda Paint Contractors today.