Recommended Brands of Paint for Interior and Exterior Projects

Indianapolis Painting Contractors 317-454-3612

Indianapolis Painting Contractors 317-454-3612

Interior and exterior painting projects require three components to render a fabulous result: Proper preparation, skilled workmanship, and quality paint. The first two components are a bit more complicated, and quite possibly require the services of a professional painting contractor, but the ladder component is something any homeowner can achieve on their own.

Finding the right paint color is not the most effective trick to a great paint job, but rather the quality of the paint. Higher quality paint provides longer luster, easy maintenance, streak-free finishes, and requires less coats. They also come in “all-in-one” options, including primers and seal coats, for faster and easier projects. Low quality paints will require many coats and may not look smooth or professional in the end. Continue reading to learn more about quality paint and which brands are most recommended in the industry.

Exterior Painting

Be sure to match the right sheen or gloss level for exterior paint jobs. It is suggested to use eggshell, flat, or satin finishes for things like siding, while trim and doors should be painted with a gloss or semi-gloss finish to add appropriate contrast. Here are a few of the most recommended exterior paint lines and brands on the market:

1. Sherwin-Williams Duration
$45 to $70 per Gallon
One Coat Coverage
Low VOC (Volatile Organic Compound)
Durable and Long-Lasting

2. Behr Premium Plus
$25 to $35 per Gallon
Quick Dry
Stain/Mold/Mildew Resistant
Low VOC

3. Benjamin Moore
$45 to $80 per Gallon
Low VOC
Self-Priming
Mold/Mildew Resistant

Interior Painting

When it comes to interior paint jobs, it is important to match the appropriate gloss level to achieve your desired finish. This is because the gloss level can alter the perception of color. Flat paint finishes absorb light, while glossier paints reflect it. This means flats will appear darker, and paints with higher gloss levels will appear brighter. Try using semi-gloss finishes for bathrooms and kitchens, flats for low-traffic areas like hallways, and eggshell or satin for bedrooms and living rooms. Getting this ratio right means all the difference in your end results, however the quality of interior paint matters as well. Here are some recommended interior paints to use:

1. Benjamin Moore Aura
$50 to $70 per Gallon
Low VOC
Self-Priming
Mold/Mildew Resistant

2. Sherwin-Williams Duration
$45 to $70 per Gallon
One Coat Coverage
Low VOC
Lifetime Warranty

3. Behr Premium Plus Ultra
$25 to $35 per Gallon
Stain/Mold/Mildew Resistant
Low VOC
Easy to Clean

Professional Painting Services in Indianapolis

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Call Restoration By L & B, LLC at 317-454-3612 for professional interior and exterior painting services in Indianapolis, Indiana. Owner and professional general contractor, Lee Elliot, and his team of highly trained and qualified painters, are fully-equipped and experienced to render flawless and professional painting services for residential and commercial properties. Call 317-454-3612 for quality exterior and interior painting services in Indianapolis, IN and its surrounding counties.

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