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Want to Save Money? Use Our Paint!

When it comes to choosing quality paint you will use to give your home a fresh new look, picking the cheapest gallon off the shelf is not the way to save money.

In fact, using a quality paint, even though it may cost a little bit more up front, can actually save you a lot of money in the long run. But what is it about high-quality paint that makes it a better value? Let’s take a look at how you can save money on quality paint.

Paint Pigments

It may not look it, but even a base color of ordinary interior house paint has pigments. The pigments are a fine powder that makes the paint a solid color. These pigments allow the basic can of paint to accept the “colorants” that are used to make the paint the exact color you are looking for.

When it comes to the pigments, there are usually two used in every paint. The “prime pigment” is what offers most of the color, even if it is just white. White is still a color. The “extender pigment” helps to add bulk to the paint. This creates thickness so it can cover the wall easily, but also volume, so you have enough to last for the whole project.

BENEFIT: Higher quality paint uses better pigments, so the paint offers more coverage over a larger area.

Binders

The binder in high quality house paint serves two purposes. One, the binder helps to keep the pigment where it should be once the paint has had a chance to dry. Two, the binders help to make the paint stick to the surface you are painting. More binders in your paint means it isn’t watered down.

BENEFIT: Binders help your paint last much longer as it adheres solidly to the wall or other surface.

Dispersing Agents

Have you ever put water and oil in the same container? Water and oil separate. Without dispersing agents, the colorants added to the paint to make it your desired color would separate from the paint, just as the oil separates from the water. Dispersing agents are vital when creating a uniform paint color.

BENEFIT: You get uniform paint color throughout the project.

Solvents

The solvents in any paint are what make paint “wet,” so you are able to paint it onto a wall or other surface for a different kind of project, like a bench or dresser. There are two solvents available. Latex paints have a solvent of water and oil-based paints have a solvent of mineral spirits. The solvent evaporates on the painted surface, allowing the paint to dry.

BENEFIT: The higher the quality of the solvent, the more uniform drying. This leads to a smoother appearance.

Preservatives

Preservatives are used in nearly all paints as a way to keep them shelf-stable. These preservatives ensure they will still be of the highest quality, even if it has sat on the shelf at the paint company for months, and even if you have a partial can of paint in your garage.

BENEFIT: With less chance for spoiling, you can be sure the paint your painting company is using is just as fresh as when it first left the paint manufacturer.

Mildewcide (Optional)

Mildewcide is added into many base paints that are to be used in bathrooms and kitchens, or other areas that see a lot of moisture and humidity. Nearly all exterior paints will be treated with mildewcide.

BENEFIT: When your paint resists mildew and the damage it can cause, not only does the paint last longer, but it may even protect the underlying structure.

High-Quality Interior Paint Benefits

Interior paint has a lot of wear and tear to resist. The best interior paints, like the high-quality paints we use at Franca Services, can help fight back against scrapes, stains, and maybe even a toddler drawing or two.

Here are just a few benefits of choosing our paint:
• Scrub resistance
• Stain resistance
• Concealing capability

High-Quality Exterior Pain Benefits

If your interior paint has to stand up to so much, you can only imagine what the paint on the exterior of your house has to go through. Standing up to the elements is just part of it. Using a high-quality exterior paint offers:
• Fade resistance
• Mildew resistance
• Touch-up capability

Top 5 Reasons for Using Franca Services Paint

We take pride in the work we do, which is why we only use paints we can take pride in as well. Our work is only as good as the materials we use. We’ve covered the many benefits of using a high-quality paint, but why should you use our paint the next time you paint your home, your kitchen, or the new nursery?

1. Cover existing paint color and small blemishes seamlessly.
2. Easily clean messes on the wall, from spattered spaghetti sauce to their favorite crayons.
3. Paint won’t chip off, becoming a hazard.
4. Resistant to mildew, so you can keep your home happier and healthier for your family.
5. You can choose from many types of paint and thousands of colors to fit your home the best.

If you think high-quality paint and a professional painting company is right for you, call or email our office today. You can set up a time for one of our service members to come out and take a look at your home and listen to your needs. Franca Services specializes in many types of home upgrades. Making your home look beautiful and welcoming is just one of those specialties. Get a free estimate or contact us for more information by filling out our online form or call (508) 481-0150.

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