The Best Interior Paint Products for 2013

After a winter of working indoors, we are gearing up to head outside and start painting exteriors throughout Vancouver. But before we go outside, it’s time to share our favourite list.

We’ve sprayed, rolled, and brushed our way to what we believe is the best of the best in interior paints for 2013.

Benjamin Moore Bath and Spa Matte Waterborne Interior Paint

Last year this product made our top five list because of its resistance to staining and watermarks, even when using dark colours. We’ve got a secret though. We’ve started using Benjamin Moore Bath and Spa Matte throughout entire homes. It’s smooth matte finish provides a more scrubbable, cleanable surface while still enjoying the full line of Benjamin Moore colours.

We’ve found Benjamin Moore Bath and Spa offers superior hide and coverage compared to Benjamin Moore’s traditional Aura Waterborne interior paint. It addresses many of the issues we’ve experienced with two coat coverage when using lighter colours and whites.

Cloverdale Paint Renaissance Interior/Exterior Waterborne Semi-Gloss Paint

Cloverdale Paint entered the waterborne alkyd market with its introduction of Renaissance. Our painters agree that Cloverdale Paint knocked it out of the park with this paint. Easy spraying, excellent self-leveling, sag resistance and a stunning semi-gloss finish has made this our go to product for interior trim.

Mythic Classic Interior Flat Paint

Zero VOC paints have never overwhelmed us when it came to performance. Coverage is usually average at best, and most are only zero-VOC until colourants added. Then along came Mythic. Now finally available in Canada. It was developed for the U.S. navy for use in submarines Mythic. The paint is completely non-toxic, zero-VOC and almost completely odour free. Perfect for any customer with paint sensitivities or small children.

Mythic is an environmentally friendly paint and is fantastic when it comes to performance. We preferred the Classic line to the Pro series due to better hide and less splatter. This is our favourite non-toxic paint option on the market. It also has one more added feature that appeals to us – a stunning colour palette.

Sherwin Williams Emerald Interior Acrylic Latex Paint

Emerald is Sherwin Williams’ newest premium interior paint that offers customers a high performance paint while meeting strict VOC guidelines. Yet Emerald is on our list this year for another reason. When we test drove this paint, we were using deep base colours and the final finish left the walls with an almost iridescent quality to them. It was not a traditional matte finish but when rich colours are being used, this paint brings out the depth of the colour in the paint.

Cloverdale Paint Performance Plus Super Acrylic II

For all the same reasons as last year, Super Acrylic II is on our list again. To this day it remains one of our favourite paints. Excellent coverage, a smooth, durable finish and at a price point well below its value, Cloverdale Paint Super Acrylic II offers our customers a lower cost, quality paint solution. And with the introduction of Cloverdale Paint’s new Artisan colour palette, finding the right colour is easier than ever.

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