Paint Types

Paint comes in a confusing number of types and styles and is ranked differently in quality by painting organizations than it is by consumer reports. I’m personally a little more interested than other people regarding the quality of the paints, not only from a professional point of view, but because my area of specialty for my Masters Degree was plastics.

The charts below show only my personal opinions as to the quality of the paints in order of quality from highest (at the top of the charts) to the lowest. If your a lawyer or a paint rep for one of these manufactures – again the chart is my opinion of quality of the paint for use in Tucson Arizona.

To consumers and potential clients if you do too much reading from the various paint manufactures web sites and consumer reports you are going to end up more confused instead of less. Each paint manufacture thinks their paint is the very best and can give you reasons why their less expensive paint is better than the other guys premium paint.

What it boils down to is experience with these paints in this environment. Tucson is usually hot, sunny and dry. The requirements for a great paint here are different than in Washington state – where UV protection is not all that important but resistance to moisture is.

 

Exterior Paints Typically Used in Tucson

The Yellow Row is the “Ultra Premium” of the painting world. Before saying that’s the paint I have to have on my house, think about cars for a second. A new Bugatti Veyron lists for 1.7 million dollars. The Ultra Premium paints are not frequently used for a similar reason, they typically cost a great deal more than a high grade premium – which is still a great paint (think Toyota Corolla or Honda Accord).

In other words an Ultra Premium paint can easily add $800 to the cost of painting a house.

If you want to skip most of the detail and just the see products based on my personal experience which are great for painting in Tucson then look for the GREEN cells in the tables that follow.

Typically Used Exterior Paints

Dunn Edwards

Sherwin Williams

PPG

Primers

Ultra Grip Loxon stucco primer Permacrete
E-Z Prime Summit Primer Seal Grip
Eff Stop*

Flat

Duration Manner Hall Timeless
Evershield Super Paint Manner Hall
Acriflat ** A-100 Pitcril Plus
Enduracoat Summit Pitcril
Versaflat Sher Clad Speed Hide

Satin

Duration Manner Hall Timeless
Enduracrill Super Paint Sunproof
Sparta Sheen A-100 Pitcryl Plus
Versa Satin Summit Speed Hide

Eggshell

Perma Shell Manner Hall
Sparts Shell

Semigloss

Duration Manner Hall Timeless
Perma Sheen Super Paint Manner Hall
Sparta Glow A-100 Sunproof
Versa Glow Speed Hide

Gloss

Duration
Perma Gloss Super Paint Manner Hall
Sparta Gloss A-100 Speed Hide
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* Eff Stop is for new stucco which has a high Ph-value. **Acriflat is technically a slightly lower quality paint than Evershield. BUT it is a MUCH BETTER paint for sanded stucco. The stucco repair section covers the reasons in detail.

 

Interior Paints

Listed below is another chart showing the types of paints used locally. Yellow is “Ultra Premium” and green is the premium paint we typically use. The ratings are my opinion only. If you would like to use the Ultra Premium, we typically just add the extra material cost to the price of the job.

Typically Used Interior Paints

Dunn Edwards

Sherwin Williams

PPG

Flat

Duration Home Manner Hall Timeless
Decovell Super Paint Manner Hall
Waltone Showcase
Ultra Scrub Mesa Speed Hide
Versaflat Promar 200
Promar 400

Satin

Duration Home Manner Hall Timeless
Suprema Super Paint Sunproof
Sparta Sheen Promar 200 Pitcryl Plus
Versa Satin Heavy Body Eggshell Speed Hide
Promar 400

Eggshell

Perma Shell Manner Hall
Sparta Shell

Semigloss

Pro Classic Manner Hall Timeless
Perma Sheen Solo Gloss Manner Hall
Sparta Glow Promar 200 Sunproof
Versa Glow Promar 400 Speed Hide

Gloss

Pro Classic
Perma Gloss Promar 200 Manner Hall
Sparta Gloss Promar 400 Speed Hide
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