Have you noticed that the longer your business has been open, the less vibrant your paint looks? If you’re a homeowner, do your kids create murals on your walls with crayons? You might even notice some smaller stains on your wall from day to day activity. What causes that to happen? Chances are, your walls don’t have stain-resistant paint. Regular paint can be easy to stain from oil, grease, or dirt. If you’re a commercial or industrial business, chances are, you have a lot of traffic in and out of your building that causes wear and tear on your paint. So, what can you do to make your walls look brand new again? Put a fresh coat of stain-resistant paint on your walls to prevent further damage.
How to Choose a Stain-Resistant Paint
First, you need to think about the type of job you’re doing. If you’re looking to paint over stains, look for a high-quality, high-performance primer that is designed to hide previous paint color. Try one coat of primer and two coats of paint for maximum durability.
If you aren’t trying to cover up any stains and just want a fresh coat of paint, then you can choose a paint that is a little different. You can go for paint with a built-in primer or one that is known to resist stains. Painting with a semi-gloss or glossy sheen can be a good choice, because you can protect your walls with minimal cleaning effort. Many of them only need a quick wipe with a wet cloth when exposed to dirt or dust.
Which Brands Are Best?
While this answer will vary depending on who you ask, let’s look at some of the top brand-name paint brands for their options.
Behr offers premium paint and primer in one. It’s a powerful combination that can be used on both unpainted and painted walls to create a stain-blocking coat of paint.
The popular brand, Sherwin-Williams, offers an acrylic and latex paint combination that is available in a variety of finishes. It repels stains and is washable.
If you’re looking for a matte finish, Dunn-Edwards has a matte finished paint. It’s called Exquisite, which is both resistant to stains and washable.
Stain-resistant paint options are available for industrial uses too. For these jobs, high-performance paints are a must, and, luckily, there are a few options for those heavy-duty industrial jobs. The Sherwin-Williams brand offers a variety of industrial strength paints, including the following:
Pre-Catalyzed Water Based Epoxy
Pre-Catalyzed Water Based Epoxy options are ideal for high traffic areas. They have good coverage and minimize the number of coats needed to get the job done. Consider these when needing to paint drywall, masonry, or concrete.
Pro-Cryl Acrylic Primer
Pro-Cryl Acrylic Primer is ideal in industrial settings where you need rust and/or corrosion protection. This is ideal for steel, machinery, or pipes.
Acrylic Coating is ideal for exterior industrial uses because it is very resistant to weather damage and is also stain resistant.
While you can find stain-resistant paints in all different colors, consult with an expert to learn which color would be best for your unique painting needs. Call Painter Bros today (844) 509-2313 to learn more about what stain-resistant paint can do to benefit your commercial or industrial setting and how we can help get the job done right.