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Why Pay More for Paint?

Because the binders, pigments, and additives that make long-lasting, durable finishes don’t come cheap

After talking to professional painters and paint-industry representatives, FHB contributing editor Scott Gibson learned that when it comes to paint, it's worth paying more because you will get a durable, long-lasting product. This article includes information on the makeup of paint (carriers, binders, pigments, and additives); oil vs. latex coatings; volatile organic compounds (VOCs), warranties, and "boutique" paints. There are also sidebars on the best types of paint to use for both indoor and outdoor surfaces.

Magazine extra: Check out additional tips and advice from professional painters that will improve your next paint job.
From Fine Homebuilding198 , pp. 63-67 September 10, 2008