Need to Purchase Stain and Paint

Questions & AnswersCategory: Staining Siding And TrimNeed to Purchase Stain and Paint
Michele asked 10 years ago

We’re hiring painter for the exterior of our home and we need to purchase the stain and paint. Since we’ll be wanting a deep red stain, which brand would be best and also cost effective? The Home Depot site is making my head spin!

1 Answers
Crowder Painting answered.

First; Why are you purchasing the paint and stain? Normally, at least for us, we purchase all materials needed to do a job. Maybe your situation is different.

You need to stay away from Home Depot, unless you want to re-paint/stain sooner. Go to a real local paint store. The type of stain depends on what your after, the final look. You have a choice of semi-transparent, semi-solid and solid color. Basically, solid looks like paint and last the longest while semi-transparent looks like a stain but needs redoing much sooner.

Benjamin Moore make really good exterior stains and paint. You can also go to a Sherwin Williams store. Cost effectiveness depends on quality and how soon do you want to restain/paint. Buy the best you can afford.