Lions and tigers and bears… Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore and Behrs, OH MY! – Your guide to the best paint brand.
Picking out the best brand of paint for your home can be difficult. With numerous brands, colors, sheens, and endless shades of white (even though they all look the same), it can be hard to narrow down what brand produces the highest quality paint.
This article will compare leading brands, what makes their paint unique, how they stand up to their competitors, and the verdict – which brand will pave the yellow brick road to your dream home?
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Founded in 1947, Behr Paint has a long history of coating homes, businesses, and more.
Behr’s interior paints are formulated for smooth application with a consistent and uniform coverage offered in a variety of finishes. Behr’s interior paints typically cover 250-400 sqft. per gallon, depending on the type of paint. Their paints are readily available at The Home Depot, making them easy to find. Additionally, Behr paints are fairly washable when wet, making it a good choice for the clumsy painter. Behr paint is typically a low to mid level priced paint.
Often referred to as the “industry leader” for paint, Sherwin-Willaims opened their doors in 1866 in Cleveland, Ohio. Sherwin-Williams has stood the test of time, through many changes in paint formulas, such as the elimination of lead paint, VOC restrictions, and more. Despite the constant disruptions to the paint industry, Sherwin-Willaims has served as the industry leader for technology, innovation, and exploration.
Shewin-Williams paints are known for their smooth and durable finishes. All of their paints are scientifically designed for ease of application guaranteeing a smooth, consistent coverage. Their paints offer excellent coverage, often requiring fewer gallons to complete a project, which makes it more cost-effective.
Sherwin-Williams’ paints are scientifically praised for their color consistency, ensuring that your chosen hue looks the same on the wall as it does in the can. Spilled your paint can? No worries, the next can you purchase at the store is sure to match – also it’s washable, so don’t fret! Head to your nearest paint store to purchase Sherwin-Williams as it is readily available.
While Sherwin-Williams offers high-quality paints, their prices can be higher compared to some competitors. However, because they have a higher coverage, you will need less paint to complete the job.
In 1938, Frank Dunn and Arthur C. Edwards founded Dunn-Edwards right in the golden state – in Los Angeles, California. With a focus on eco-friendliness, Dunn Edwards’ paints offer smooth finishes with low levels of volatile organic compounds (VOCs), making them a responsible option. Dunn Edwards paints are typically easy to apply but may require more gallons to complete the job.
Dunn Edwards paints are washable and their paints are more environmentally friendly than others, creating less stress when washing up. Dunn Edwards stores are primarily located in the Western United States, which may limit accessibility in other regions. Their paints are considered to be low to mid priced paint.
Valspar is a subsidiary of the Sherwin Williams Company and was incorporated in 1806. Valspar now serves as another option under the Sherwin Williams family tree.
Valspar provides paints with good finish quality and offers a wide selection of finishes. However, Valspar paints can be more difficult to apply and will require multiple coasts for the best results. When shopping for Valspar paint, you will need more paint for larger projects, as you need to plan for multiple coasts. Valspar is considered washable if it is washed promptly after the spill.
Valspar paints are widely available at different stores and offer color matching. Their paint can be in the low price range or the high price range, as they offer paints at different quality levels.
Benjamin Moore was founded in 1883 with just one product – their “Moores Prepares Calsom Finish.” Nowadays they are renowned for its high-quality finishes, Benjamin Moore offers a user-friendly application and paints that excel in color consistency. Benjamin Moore paints are washable and ideal for DIY projects. Benjamin Moore paints are sold at authorized retailers. Their paints are known for their premium quality, but often come at a higher price point.
Each and every brand has their pros and cons. Each brand has withstood the test of time and made various strides within the industry proving resilience and adaptability. When it comes to picking the best paint for your project, your needs may vary. However at Rogall + Co., we continue to recommend Sherwin-Williams as the leader for almost every home project.
Sherwin-Williams consistent price point, coverage, ease of application, and in-store availability makes Sherwin-Williams a consistent leader for any project.
Whether you’ve already selected Sherwin-Williams, you are considering a different paint brand, or you just don’t know where to begin, Rogall + Co. is your partner to complete any project using any paint that you think is fit for your job. Meet with one of Rogall + Co.’s Home Health Advisors to set up an appointment with our color selection experts.