If you’re tempted to save a few dollars by trading down to a lower quality interior paint, it’s important to know what you’re giving up in the process. Here are 12 reasons top quality 100 percent acrylic latex interior paints are worth the money:


• Better adhesion. The superior binder in these paints helps them grip any surface.

• Better hiding capability. Top quality paints can often conceal the color below in fewer coats, saving the time and money needed to apply additional coats of paint.

• Better spatter resistance. These paints are less likely to throw off flecks of paint while you’re applying them.

• Better flow and leveling. Top quality paints go on evenly; brush and roller marks tend to flow out and become unnoticeable.

• Better touch-up. If you have to touch up your paint job at a later date, it won’t be noticeable when using a top quality paint.

• Better stain resistance. These paints tend to keep dirt and grime from sinking in, making for easy cleaning.

• Better scrub resistance. Even if you have to scrub hard to remove a stubborn stain, top quality paint is tough enough to take the scrubbing without damaging the surface of the paint.

• Better burnish resistance. Lower quality paints get shiny when they’re scrubbed; top quality paints have less of a tendency to do so.

• Better block resistance. Ever notice how it’s hard to open a window after it’s been painted?Top quality paints are less susceptible to sticking.


• Better print resistance. Windowsills and other face-up surfaces can be imprinted when objects are placed on them. When painting horizontal surfaces, use of a top quality paint in an eggshell (rather than a glossier) sheen will minimize this problem.

• Better mildew resistance. If you don’t like mildew, don’t compromise on paint quality.

• Better fade resistance. You’ll probably sweat bullets choosing just the right paint color. Make sure your color lasts by using a fade-resistant top quality 100 percent acrylic latex interior paint.

If you want to know more, visit the Paint Quality Institute blog at blog.paintquality.com, or the Institute’s website at www.paintquality.com.

This article is courtesy of Home Improvement News and Information Center.