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When our customer
trust in us to complete a contracted job we will do everything
possible to complete our jobs to the fullest extent and on time.
Major brands include: Benjamin Moore, Dutch Boy, Glidden, Kilz,
Olympic, Sherwin-Williams, and
American Tradition by Valspar (sold at Lowe's). You'll also see
designer names such as Martha Stewart and Ralph Lauren, as well
as many brands of paint sold regionally.
You'll find several types of paints for
interior use. Wall paints can be used in just about any room.
Glossier trim enamels are used for windowsills, woodwork, and
the like. Kitchen and bath paints are usually fairly glossy and
formulated to hold up to water and scrubbing and to release
stains. Price range: $26 to $78 per
Begin with the gloss.
level will affect your perception of the color. Flat paints and
textured walls absorb light, so colors seem darker. Glossy
paints and smooth surfaces reflect, so colors look brighter.
Then choose a color.
Take advantage of the various
color-sampling products and computer programs to get the color
you think you want. Most manufacturers now sell small samples of
many paint colors, so you can test a paint without having to buy
large quantities. Manufacturers also offer large color chips or
coupons, which are easier to use than the conventional small
swatches. Sunlight and room light can affect your perceptions,
so check samples on different walls or at different times of
Fluorescent light enhances blues
and greens but makes warm reds, oranges, and yellows appear
dull. Incandescent light works with warm colors, but might not
do much for cool ones. Even natural sunlight changes from day to
day, room to room, and morning to night.
Many aspects of paint performance depend on the quality of the
base and not on the particular color. We test each brand's
pastel and medium bases as well as white. So if you want a
medium or dark color, it won't matter whether it's red or blue
or something in between. Its performance should track with our
Buy the top of the line.
The paints we test
represent the top of each manufacturer's line. Over the years,
we have found that lower grades--typically dubbed good, better,
or contractor grade--do not perform as well. If a top-line paint
will cover all but the darkest colors in two coats,
lower-quality paints might need three or four coats. That makes
them a poor value. But plan on two coats even with a top-rated
paint for best coverage.
Match a paints strong points to the rooms used.
Here are the most important considerations:
are more of a problem with flat paints.
- Heavily used rooms need
a paint that can stand up to scrubbing. Our tests show that
paints in every gloss level can perform well in this regard.
Some low-luster and semi-gloss paints may change sheen when
- Mildew can grow in any
warm, humid room, not just a bathroom or kitchen. A paint
with high mildew resistance won't kill existing mildew (you
must clean it off with a bleach solution), but it will slow
- Sticking can occur with
glossier paints long after they've dried. Books seem glued
to shelves, and windows become hard to open. Most of the
glossy paints we tested did not have that problem.
A fresh coat of paint
is an easy, inexpensive way to freshen a room. Today's paints
are significantly better than their predecessors of even a few
years ago in several important respects: They spatter less, keep
stains at bay, and have ample tolerance for scrubbing. They also
resist the buildup of mildew (important if you're painting a
kitchen, a bath, or a basement room that tends to be damp). Some
are labeled low-VOC (volatile organic compounds).
Organic Gases (Volatile Organic Compounds - (VOCs)
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are emitted as gases from
certain solids or liquids. VOCs include a variety of
chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term
adverse health effects. Concentrations of many VOCs are
consistently higher indoors (up to ten times higher) than
outdoors. VOCs are emitted by a wide array of products
numbering in the thousands. Examples include: paints and
lacquers, paint strippers, cleaning supplies, pesticides,
building materials and furnishings, office equipment such as
copiers and printers, correction fluids and carbonless copy
paper, graphics and craft materials including glues and
adhesives, permanent markers, and photographic solutions.
chemicals are widely used as ingredients in household
products. Paints, varnishes, and wax all contain organic
solvents, as do many cleaning, disinfecting, cosmetic,
degreasing, and hobby products. Fuels are made up of organic
chemicals. All of these products can release organic
compounds while you are using them, and, to some degree,
when they are stored.
Exposure Assessment Methodology (TEAM) studies found levels
of about a dozen common organic pollutants to be 2 to 5
times higher inside homes than outside, regardless of
whether the homes were located in rural or highly industrial
areas. Additional TEAM studies indicate that while people
are using products containing organic chemicals, they can
expose themselves and others to very high pollutant levels,
and elevated concentrations can persist in the air long
after the activity is completed.
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