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In addition to higher performance, quality, and ease of use, premium paints have more durability and require less maintenance than standard paints.

The differences between premium and standard paints are not few: premium paints are ready to be used, can be applied without dilution, easily spread evenly, and have excellent coverage. They are a bit more expensive than the standard ones, but the advantages outweigh the price difference.

Main differences between premium and low-budget paints:

The comparison can be made in terms of:

  • Performance
  • Yield
  • Number of coats
  • Washability
  • Finishing
  • Weather resistance

Low-budget paint normally requires maintenance for about a year after being applied; in the case of the premium, cracks or need for repairs will only appear after ten years, depending on the brand.

Some paints even offer some types of warranty.


When we talk about paints, a common practice in the market is dilution. Many times, people dilute paint in a greater amount of water than the product indicates, intending to increase performance. This exaggerated dilution causes premium paint to lose quality and the painter, his time.

Do it yourself

Premium paint is a trend in the do-it-yourself market. The goal is for people to be able to go to a store, buy it, and paint the house themselves. In this case, one of the issues that the manufacturers of the premium lines work the most is minimizing the spatter and dirt that these products cause. Premium paints use special supplies to avoid splashing so much, which facilitates their handling by a non-professional.

 Today, some products do not require dilution: just take the roller, dip it in the can or container to remove excess paint, and apply it directly to the wall.

 The main idea is to offer a better user experience.

The main characteristics of premium paints

Check out the aspects of premium paints that make them so advantageous:

  • Durability
  • Less number of hands
  • Resistance to temperature changes
  • Easier to clean
  • Does not flake
  • Color preserved
  • Does not blister
  • Low odor

If I intend to repaint a wall that is already painted white, and that will have a commercial use with a medium level of abrasion, such as an office, for example, I can adopt a Standard acrylic paint.

And to paint a plastered plaster ceiling, where I won’t need covering power because the PVA mass is white, and I won’t need abrasion resistance as it will be rare for someone to touch the ceiling? In this case, I can adopt the low-budget paint.

Now, what if I’m going to paint a place where the abrasion level will be high, and the previous surface wasn’t white, like a kindergarten for example? In this case, it is recommended to use premium paint, which will ensure better coverage with fewer coats and will resist frequent hand abrasion on the wall for longer.

In other words, the choice depends on the surface color and the level of abrasion it will suffer after painting. All it takes is a little analysis and common sense.

But can I use Premium paint to paint the ceiling? Yes, of course, you can, but you’re making an unnecessary investment in the paint’s abrasive resistance.

Can I use Economy paint to paint a large circulation store? Yes, you can too, but the economy won’t last. Before long, the paint will start to wear off and you’ll have to repaint the walls.

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