Many people who decide to paint their home on their own, have this difficulty of distinguishing between a primer and ceiling paint. If you can related then blog post might help, continue reading to find out more.
As ceiling paint always have a matte finish, people generally use their ceiling paint leftovers as a primer, which means they apply a coat of the same on the wall before applying the colored paint.
But, do you know that latex interior paint that you generally use to paint walls has the same properties than those of ceiling paint.
Homeowners, beware of high cost.
This is normal human tendency that when we hesitate between two different products, in painting or anywhere else, we tend to choose the costlier, when it is still in our budget, thinking that the costlier will be of better quality. It is not always correct. High price is not a sign of best quality. You must know that paint companies often take advantage of amateurs to sell them a costlier product.
For example, Brand A is selling an interior latex paint with a matte finish at $39.44 and it turns out just the same product as the primer from a Brand B that is sold at $34.44 per gallon. The first is considered as a ceiling paint while the second is popular as primer. People generally use their ceiling paint leftover as a primer to paint the walls: a ceiling paint is normally white and has the same qualities as a paint sealant; it can be easily used as a primer. In addition, it is a more economical solution that throwing away the leftover paint and buy a new bucket.
How you can find out if the 2 products are same? Simple, look at the product code on the label. Say, for example the above mentioned two products have the same code 660T. This means that two different labels can have the same code products, but sold at different price. This means the composition of the paint is the same and you can without any trouble mix them together. And now, as you know this painting tip, why not buy the cheaper paint but get the same results.
Ceiling paint is usually costlier than primer. So, next time when you decide to paint your ceiling, ask for a primer. You can also consult the same with your painter Gold Coast when getting your home painted.
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