Does Using Quality Exterior Paint Really Make A Difference?

You chose the perfect color! Now to choose the paint.. 

Getting an exterior repaint can be exciting! And also a little daunting. Afterall, there are so many decisions to be made. Plus, there’s an element of permanency compared to, say, interior painting. Color is probably one of the first things you think about as a homeowner, since it makes the first impression. Then, you might consider sheen, trim vs. field color, and even whether or not repairs need to be made. But what about the type of paint? Does quality paint REALLY matter?

Hey, we all love a good bargain! So, why not save some change on paint? While you might find good reviews on a lower-quality paint, keep reading to find out why this may not be a good idea to purchase. 

Quality paint vs. standard paint

Just like spaghetti noodles, you want your paint to stick! This might seem like a given, but quality paint adheres better all around because it contains more additives that form a rock-solid bond to your siding. 

Wait, wait, wait…aren’t additives BAD? Bad for you, good for paint! It just means that there are more binders and stronger pigments in quality paint, whereas standard paint contains more liquid – serving no purpose. Plus, more concentrated products will cover more in one coat and will protect your home from UV rays, rust, and color fading. 

Name-brand paints will allow you to get the most out of your paint. It’s like getting a good pair of running shoes. If you were training for a marathon, the last thing you would skimp on is your shoes, right? You would want to have confidence that they would last you through the finish line on your race day. Same goes for your home’s exterior paint! Have the confidence that your exterior will withstand the seasons and years ahead.

Tip: If you’re not sure what constitutes quality paint, look at the ingredients on the can. Quality paint will have a higher percentage of solids and lower percentage of liquid. 


As we alluded to above, exterior repaints are a true investment, so set your project up for success! Ask your painting contractor what kind of paint they recommend and why. 

Have more questions? Contact us at A.G. Williams Painting Company today – we’d be happy to help!