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Paint Quality

Know what you are getting! I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people go for the lowest priced paint without even looking at the other options. This is a must read for everyone of my customers! I want you to know what is being put on your walls.

Interior Paint Lines:

Low End

Sherwin Williams

Property Solutions:

  • Sheens:Flat, Eg-Shel, Semi-Gloss
  • Colors:1120 of 1514 Sherwin Williams colors
  • Uses: Rental Properties and multi family units
  • Attributes: Easy to maintain, good hide, low VOC

Promar 200 zero VOC

  • Sheens:Flat, Low Sheen, EggShel, Semi-Gloss
  • Colors: All Sherwin Williams colors
  • Uses: Commercial settings and rental properties
  • Attributes: Zero VOC, Anti-microbial agents inhibit mold and mildew, easy to touch up, LEED qualifier, latex paint.

Benjamin Moore

Ultra Spec 500

  • Sheens: Primer, Flat, Low Sheen, Eggshell, Semi-Gloss, Gloss
  • Colors: White and 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X bases (most colors)
  • Uses: Lower end commercial settings, high end rental properties
  • Attributes: Zero VOC and low odor Green Promise paint, quick drying, great touch up properties, Qualifies for LEED credit,  acrylic copolymer paint.

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Good Options:

Sherwin Williams

Super Paint

  • Sheens: Flat, Satin, Semi-Gloss
  • Colors:1170 of 1514 Sherwin Williams colors
  • Uses: Residential and high end commercial settings where a low budget is in place
  • Attributes: Durable, paint and primer in one,

MAB

Rich Lux

  • Sheens:Flat, Low Luster, Lustre Lite, Semi-Gloss
  • Colors: Most colors
  • Uses: Residential and commercial settings. This company is local to Philadelphia but has been bought by Sherwin Williams
  • Attributes: Washable, durable, flat finish is an acrylic latex and latex enamel for the other sheens.

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Better Options:

Sherwin Williams

Cashmere

  • Sheens:Flat Enamel, Low Luster, Medium Luster
  • Colors:1470 of 1514 Sherwin Williams colors
  • Uses: Ideal for residential spaces but can be used in high end commercial settings
  • Attributes: Very smooth finish, durable and easy to clean, Green Gaurd Gold paint, limited lifetime warranty, acrylic latex.

Benjamin Moore

Ben

  • Sheens: Flat, Eggshell, Semi-Gloss
  • Colors: All colors, Ready mix white
  • Uses: Anywhere in a residential interior or high end commercial setting.
  • Attributes: Self priming on most surfaces, Low VOC and low odor Green Promise paint, acrylic latex paint

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Best Options:

Sherwin Williams

Duration Home

  • Sheens: Matte, Satin, Semi-Gloss
  • Colors: All colors
  • Uses: Anywhere in a residential interior or high end commercial setting. Good for kitchens, bathrooms, and basements due to its mildew resistance.
  • Attributes: Repels stains, most stains wipe clean with water, paint and primer in one, minimal color rub off, anti-microbial agents prevent mold and mildew, highly durable, LEED qualifier, limited lifetime warranty, acrylic latex.

Benjamin Moore

Regal Select

  • Sheens: Flat, Matte, Eggshell, Pearl, Semi-Gloss
  • Colors: All colors, ready mix white
  • Uses: Anywhere in a residential interior or high end commercial setting. Good for kitchens, bathrooms, and basements due to its mildew resistance.
  • Attributes: Paint and primer together, washable, low VOC and low odor Green Promise paint, mildew resistant, 100% Acrylic

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Deep Color Options

Sherwin Williams

Emerald

  • Sheens: Matte, Satin, Semi-Gloss
  • Colors: All colors
  • Uses: I suggest using it for deep base colors like reds, blues, and dark greens because it will cover in two coats most of the time where as other paints would require a 3rd or 4th coat. Also for use where the lowest VOC paint is needed.
  • Attributes: Durable and washable, paint and primer in one, burnish resistant, Anti-microbial agents prohibit mold and mildew, meets most stringent VOC requirements, Green Gaurd Gold, LEED qualifier, acrylic latex.

Benjamin Moore

Aura

  • Sheens: Matte, Eggshell, Satin, and Semi-Gloss
  • Colors: All colors
  • Uses: I suggest using it for deep base colors like reds, blues, and dark greens because it will cover in two coats most of the time where as other paints would require a 3rd or 4th coat.
  • Attributes: Paint and primer together, mildew resistant, no color rub-off, washable, durable, high coverage, Low VOC Green Promise paint, 100% Acrylic

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Zero VOC Options

Sherwin Williams

Harmony

  • Sheens:Flat, Eg-Shel, Semi-Gloss
  • Colors:1120 of 1514 Sherwin Williams colors
  • Uses: Ideal for Schools but may be used in the home or other commercial settings
  • Attributes: Formaldehyde reducing technology, low odor, zero VOC, Green Guard gold paint, anti-microbial to inhibit mold and mildew, durable and withstands frequent washing, Green Guard certified for children and schools, acrylic latex.

Benjamin Moore

Natura

  • Sheens:Flat, Eggshell, Semi-Gloss
  • Colors:All colors, ready mix white
  • Uses: Residential and commercial settings that require zero VOC paint.
  • Attributes: Zero VOC green promise paint, durable, virtually no odor, 100% acrylic