Old Village Master Painters recommends using only the highest quality paints and finishes on your home. Although higher quality materials may cost more up-front, your investment will more than pay for itself over time.
Top quality 100% acrylic latex paint offers a variety of performance benefits, whether your home exterior is made of wood, aluminum siding, vinyl siding, or masonry according to The Paint Quality Institute. When applied to a properly treated wood surface, these paints can protect and beautify your home for 10 years or more - typically far longer than less expensive paints. Say a typical exterior paint project requires 40 gallons of paint. A lower quality paint may cost $25/gallon for a total material cost of $1,000. The higher quality materials we recommend may cost $50/gallon for a total material cost of $2,000. The labor for this project is $10,000 so the total cost would be between $11,000 (cheaper paint) and $12,000 (high quality materials). This is a small premium if you consider that you will likely need another $11,000 paint job in only few years if the lesser quality paint is used while the higher quality paint job may still look great up to 10 years later.
High quality 100% acrylic latex paint offers advantages for other services as well.
So, there's a lot of paint out there...which is the best?
Old Village has found that the following brands are of the highest quality and we recommend and use them. These companies offer a large palette of colors to choose from and When applied correctly to a properly prepared surface ~ with the Old Village Touch ~ will provide home owners with the best value in terms of beauty and protection for your home. Most of the products we use are environmentally friendly with low VOCs and low odor.
Sherwin Williams Duration™ is another top quality finish that we use for many projects It has been rated tops in Customer Satisfaction by JD Powers.
Known for their high gloss, Fine Paints of Europe has a enormous catalog of colors and can also create custom colors based on a sample, so their selection is almost unlimited. Old Village has used FPOE on a number of high profile projects.
The colors from Donald Kaufman really can't be appreciated until you see them in a space, they are really luminous. The way they work with the light in the space is really incredible.
Their pigments are also availables in Benjamin Moore Regal Select finishes:
Farrow and Ball has a relatively small palette of 132 richly pigmented colours but these colors are deep and gorgeous and are available for both interiors and exteriors. They use water based, low VOC (volatile organic compounds) paints are eco friendly, and low odour. F&B also has a collection of artisanal wallpaper that is handcrafted with their own water based paint and responsibly sourced high quality paper.
Sikkens® ProLuxe™ premium products are designed to provide unrivaled looks, durability and performance on all types of exterior wood. Sikkens gives us beautiful finishes and also provides moisture- and UV- resistance. Great for decks, doors, siding, shutters .. and more.