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How to Choose the Best Interior Paint

How to Choose the Best Interior Paint

Interior renovationsHow to Choose the Best Interior Paint

Interior paint is an integral part of designing your home. It not only enhances the overall appearance of your living space, but it also further protects against damage caused by the passage of time. Thus, it’s vital to choose high-quality home interior paint.

In this article, we’ll delve into the factors you should consider when selecting interior paint as well the most sought-after interior paint brands. The goal here is to provide you with the necessary information to make an informed decision when choosing interior paint for your home. 

How to Choose the Best Home Interior Paint

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Determine Your Needs & Goals

Before choosing the best paint for your needs, it’s important to determine your needs and goals. Think of the paint colour you want, the durability you’re looking for, the price you’re willing to pay, and the quality desired. 

In other words, it’s important to take into account the specific features of your interior living space, such as: 

  • Sunlight;

  • Foot traffic;

  • Humidity level.

This will help you determine what’s required when it comes to your interior painting project. 

For example, if you’re planning on painting a room that has strong exposure to natural sunlight, choose a paint that’s discoloration-proof to guarantee a decent, long-lasting colour. Likewise, if you plan on painting bathroom or kitchen walls, favour moisture-resistant paint to ensure maximum durability. 

Lastly, it’s also important to consider the cost of paint and the available discounts to make efficient use of your budget. By comparing your different options, you’ll find interior paint brands that best suit your needs and goals. 

Consider Various Paint Types

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There are two main interior paint types: water- or oil-based. Both types of paints have respective advantages and disadvantages. 

Water-Based Paint

In this paint category, one finds acrylic and latex paint that’s specially designed for interior use. 

Acrylic paint is a popular choice due to its easy application and excellent durability. This type of paint is compatible with high-moisture areas. It also contains very few volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and is basically odourless. The only downside is that it requires several coats to obtain a decent result. 

Oil-Based Paint

Oil-based paints allow for excellent coverage and incredible long-term durability. However, this type of paint is harder to clean and can take longer to dry. 

Glycero paint, an oil-based paint, is perfect for high-moisture or mess-prone areas and has a high-coverage quality that allows you to paint over dark walls. It’s highly resistant and washable. It does, however, have the downside of releasing strong odours and being a pollutant. That said, it’s less used. 

Consider Prices

Costs and interior paint coverage are also factors that must be taken into consideration. Make sure to choose an affordable paint that can easily cover the surface which you want to paint without the need to apply an infinite amount of coats. And, make sure to shop around to find the best cost-effective product on the market.

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What's the Most Resistant Paint Type?

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For maximum resistance, you have two product choices:

  • Alkyd paint (water-based, like acrylic paint): Its superior resistance is a result of the presence of alkyd resin and a urethane binding agent. It’s mostly used to paint over garage and basement floors. However, it can also be used to repaint all the walls inside a home if they've been adequately prepared. 

  • Epoxy paint (oil-based): Its composition allows for maximum resistance, which also renders it suitable for all types of projects, whether interior or exterior. Its finish is also very aesthetically pleasing. It does have two downsides: It’s a pollutant and takes a long time to dry before a second coat can be applied. 

What Are the Leading Brands of Wall Paint Available in Quebec?

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There are numerous brands of interior paint available on the market. Amongst these, the most popular brands in Quebec are Behr, Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, and PPG; each has unique benefits. 


Available at Home Depot, Behr is one of the leading interior paint brands. It offers excellent coverage, good adherence, and a variety of finishes for professional-looking results. If you’re looking for affordable yet durable paint, Behr is probably your best bet.

Benjamin Moore

Benjamin Moore is a high-end paint brand. It’s considered one of the most durable paints available on the market. Without a doubt, you can select this brand if you’re ready to invest a decent sum into your painting project. And while you’re at it, why not hire a professional painter to avoid any mishaps, like paint blisters?


Sherwin-Williams is considered one of the top brands of interior paint available on the market. It’s made with top-quality ingredients and was designed to give off deep colours and durable finishes. Typically, it’s super easy to apply and clean, which makes it excellent for interior paint jobs. 


PPG is an aqueous-based interior paint that dries rapidly and has above-average scratch and stain resistance. This brand is available in numerous shades and finishes, which makes it the ideal choice for a wide range of interior painting projects. 

Feel free to dig deep and research what paint brands and types best suit your needs. You can look through comments and tips from past users, as well as paint selection guides to gain more information as to the efficiency, quality, and price range for each. It can also be wise to consult with a professional painter to get useful suggestions for your interior painting project. 

Another Top-Notch Alternative: Eco-Friendly, Washable Paint

VOC-free paint is an excellent alternative to coat the interior of your house, especially when it comes to painting bedrooms, worry- and health-hazard-free. Although this type of paint has an undeniable appeal, note that it's a bit more on the expensive side.

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