Favorite Paints


doorWe like to use high quality paint because it lasts longer and is easier to work with.  Here are our favorite paints:

California Fres Coat (exterior) and California Unite (interior).  California has an intense color system that means less fading than other paints.  Fres Coat and Unite are tough paints that last a long time.  This paint has been sold by Salem Paint Company since 2012.  Our price is around $45 per gallon.

Benjamin Moore Aura (exterior and interior).  Benjamin Moore also has an intense color system that means less fading than other paints.  Benjamin Moore and California are the only companies with this intense color system.  If we paint with other paint, it will fade.  Aura completely seals the surface and fills cracks and holes, making it a good choice for block walls and T-111 siding.  This paint is sold by Tommy’s Paint Pot. Our price is around $68 per gallon.

Pittsburgh Pitt-Tech (exterior metal).  Pitt-Tech is a water based DTM (Direct to Metal) paint.  It is extremely tough.  We have painted metal buildings with Pitt-Tech.  This paint is sold by Salem Paint company.  Our price is around $45 per gallon.

Pittsburgh Manor Hall (exterior and interior).  If color fading is not an issue, we like to use Manor Hall because it is a tough paint.  The exterior paint contains urethane.  The interior paint touches up well.  This paint is sold by Salem Paint company.  Our price is around $45 per gallon.

California Ultraplate (interior trim).  Ultraplate is a tough water based trim paint that smooths like oil base paint.  Ultraplate uses the intense California colors for less fading.  This paint is sold by Salem Paint company.  Our price is around $52 per gallon.

Sherwin Williams Duration (exterior).  Duration is a very thick paint that fills holes and cracks well.  It covers 250 square feet per gallon (compared to 400 square feet for most paints).  Occasionally the siding is in such rough condition that it saves us time to use Duration.  This paint is sold by Sherwin Williams stores.  Our price is around $70 per gallon, so we like to buy this paint when there is a sale.

The cost of a paint job is mostly labor, so it makes sense to our customers that we use good paint that will last longer.  Our choice of paints is driven by our goal of doing the best paint jobs in Salem, Keizer, Dallas and Silverton.