Is This the Best Brand of House Paint?

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Whether you plan to paint your home’s interior or exterior, Sherwin-Williams might be your best choice, according to a recent study.

The brand took top honors in both the interior and exterior categories of J.D. Power’s 2020 Paint Satisfaction Study. In fact, Sherwin-Williams swept all categories in the study, including best exterior stain and best paint retailer.

In compiling its rankings, J.D. Power surveyed 5,631 customers who bought and used interior paint, exterior paint and/or exterior stain in the prior 12 months.

The top three finishers were identical for both the interior and exterior paint categories. They were:

  1. Sherwin-Williams
  2. Benjamin Moore
  3. BEHR

The top three finishers in the exterior stain category were:

  1. Sherwin-Williams
  2. Rust-Oleum
  3. BEHR

Customers ranked Sherwin-Williams No. 1 among paint retailers overall. Benjamin Moore Paint Stores finished second, followed by Menards.

In a separate survey, J.D. Power discovered that homeowners have been in the mood to work on their homes. The coronavirus pandemic left millions of people stuck at home, and 35% say they plan to do a home improvement project soon.

According to J.D. Power:

“This includes a 40% increase specifically due to the unexpected additional time at home. With people being restricted to their home, painting has become the top home improvement project planned with 44% indicating they have painted recently or will be during the next three months.”

Should you tackle a home renovation project?

Painting your home is a relatively easy project that doesn’t require loads of expertise. Most people with the time and gumption can get the job done, though you might want to first check out “Paint Your Home Like a Pro With These 12 Tips.”

But other home renovation projects can be trickier. As we have said:

“Adding new kitchen cabinets is something you can handle. But moving a wall or making a major structural change to a home? Those aren’t small tasks. Leave demo day to the experts.”

For more, check out “5 Home Repairs You Should Not Attempt Yourself.”

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