Our Top Picks
Our top picks. The Best paint, primers, sundries. This listing is based on performance, availability and difficulty of use.
The most important factor for us is the performance of a product. In todays economy we have to also give special consideration to the availability of a product too. Something may be “the best of” but if it is unavailable it doesn’t matter. It has been frustrating sometimes when the products we want are unavailable.
This list is based on the products we use daily and are pleased with. We tend to get a good price based on the volume we use. Regardless, the following are recommended products.
Best low adhesion premium grade tape. PG29
Best high adhesion premium grade tape. Shurtape Colonial
Best high performance primer. STIX
Best exterior house paint. Aura
Best interior wall paint. Ultra Spec 500
Best Spackle. 3M patch Plus
Best caulk gun. Albion
The Best Paint ?
What is the best paint? This is something we get asked often. We have our preference as listed above but here are some things to consider when picking the best paint.
Quality: It’s important to choose a high-quality paint, as it will not only look better, but it will also last longer and require less maintenance over time. Look for paints with a high level of durability, such as those that are resistant to fading, chipping, and peeling.
Finish: The finish of a paint refers to its sheen level, which can range from matte to high gloss. A matte finish is perfect for hiding imperfections in walls, while a high gloss finish can make surfaces look more polished and sleek. Consider the intended use of the room and the desired aesthetic when choosing a finish.
Color: Choosing the right color for your home can be tricky, as it will depend on your personal preferences and the style of your home. It’s a good idea to consider the surrounding environment and the natural light in the room when selecting a color. You can also use paint swatches or sample pots to see how the color looks in the room before committing to a full gallon.
Cost: The cost of paint can vary significantly, so it’s important to consider your budget when making a decision. Keep in mind that higher-quality paints may cost more upfront, but they will often last longer and require less maintenance, which can save you money in the long run.
Eco-friendliness: If you are concerned about the environmental impact of your paint, look for brands that use natural or low-VOC (volatile organic compound) ingredients. These paints are better for indoor air quality and are less harmful to the environment.
Brand reputation: It’s a good idea to do some research on the brand of paint you are considering. Look for reviews and ratings online, and consider the reputation of the company. A well-respected brand is more likely to produce a high-quality paint.