All Paint is Not Created Equal!

Anytime is a good time to paint the walls, furniture and well – anything! Pratt & Lambert says it best, “Color inspiration is all around us, but sometimes we need a little assistance bringing it clearly into view.” The color experts at Bering’s Hardware are always ready to assist you. We hand mix our paints resulting in a more accurate match than the current industry standard of computer matching.

Pratt & Lambert PaintsWhy Pratt & Lambert? That is a good and fair question! The answer is simply Pratt & Lambert is the best due to its contents. It has higher quality ingredients, with more titanium oxide. This translates to better binding, easier application and an allover smoother unified application – that holds up over the worst conditions.

Speaking of spring – don’t you love the Spring Yellow painted walls featured below?!

Spring Yellow Pratt & Lambert PaintHere is a little paint trivia for you!

There are three components to paint.

1. Base which is water
2. Pigment
3. Hiding components

And you guessed it! The third component is why Pratt & Lambert paint consistently ranks highest among its competitors. It really is what’s inside that counts! …Of course we would be remiss if we failed to mention the amazing colors and hues.

Here is another nugget of trivia for you. The deeper the color (specifically reds) the less titanium, which means more coats! I’m guessing the beautiful dining room below required at least two coats to achieve the crisp Velvet Red.

Velvet Red Pratt & Lambert PaintThanks to our friends at Pratt & Lambert, we have a break out of suggested paint finishes (sheens) for both indoor and outdoor.

Exterior Paint:

Exterior Flat paint is ideal for: Windows, Siding & Trim

Here are some perks to selecting flat paints:
1. Soft, elegant appearance
2. Washable
3. Hides imperfections
4. Easy touch-up

Exterior Satin paint is ideal for: Baseboards, Trim, Doors & Siding

Associate perks include:
1. Low sheen
2. Provides excellent washable finish
3. Burnish resistance, maintains sheen uniformity
4. Outstanding stain resistance
5. Good mildew resistance

Exterior Eggshell paint is ideal for: Siding, Trim, Doors and Windows

Benefits of using eggshell include:
1. An elegant sheen
2. Minimizes imperfections
3. Washable
4. Scrubbable
5. Burnish resistance, maintains sheen uniformity
6. Stain resistance

Exterior Semi-Gloss paint is ideal for: Trim, Doors, Windows & Siding

Here are some perks:
1. Shiny finish
2. Provides excellent washable and scrubbable finish
3. Burnish resistance, maintains sheen uniformity
4. Excellent stain resistance
5. Great mildew resistance

Now we’ve covered the exterior paint options and how they are best utilized, let’s take a look at your interior options.

Interior Paint:

Interior Flat paint is ideal for: Living Rooms, Family Rooms, Bedrooms, Hallways and Dining Rooms

Here are some reasons why we prefer flats for these rooms:
1. Soft, elegant appearance
2. Washable
3. Hides imperfections
4. Easy touch-up

Interior Velvet/Eggshell paint is ideal for: Living Rooms, Family Rooms, Dining Rooms, Bedrooms, and Kids’ Rooms

Reasons for the suggested uses include:
1. Elegant sheen
2. Minimizes imperfections
3. Washable
4. Scrubbable
5. Burnish resistance, maintains sheen uniformity
6. Stain resistance

Interior Satin paint is ideal for: Bedrooms, Hallways, Living Rooms, Bathrooms, Kitchens and Kids’ Rooms

Here is why we like a satin finish for interiors:
1. Low sheen
2. Provides excellent washable finish
3. Burnish resistance, maintains sheen uniformity
4. Outstanding stain resistance
5. Good mildew resistance

Last but not least – Interior Semi-Gloss paint is ideal for: Kitchens, Bathrooms and Kids’ Rooms

1. Shiny finish
2. Provides excellent washable and scrubbable finish
3. Burnish resistance, maintains sheen uniformity
4. Excellent stain resistance
5. Great mildew resistance

Now you have the details about knowing which finish to select, the rest is really up to you. From finish to color, let the fun begin! We’d love to see your Pratt & Lambert rooms. Please post them on our Facebook Wall at: http://www.facebook.com/BeringsHardware

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