Designing With Specialty Paint
When you’re getting your design boards ready for the project you’re working on, often enough paint is your last decision. So why would you consider specialty paint? You’re in a pinch and need to get this project ready for presentation, you don’t have time to muddle about which paint is better than the other.
Let us spell out some of the benefits of using a specialty paint vs. any other run of the mill paint you see splashed everywhere.
Specialty paint has TONS of benefits.
Specialty paints offer unique looks that other paints will not. Multi color specialty paints can create designs that a regular eggshell would not, while also making it possible for a limitless amount of custom paint colors. Multi color paints add a more natural blend of colors to your designs, since there are no solid colors in nature, allowing your walls to blend more naturally with other interior elements such as carpeting and furnishings. A multi color specialty paint will also benefit your design in terms of it’s lifespan (it’ll hide the dirt, stains, and scuffs!).
A metallic specialty paint can really change the aesthetic of your interior, making it stand out from the crowd of eggshell designs and repetitive wall coverings. Great for accents, elevator doors and frames, ceilings etc. a metallic finish is something you won’t find in a regular paint.
Textured finishes are another great possibility with specialty finishes. Textured paints are a totally different way to switch up your space, and stand out from the regular MO. Textured specialty finishes also tend to last longer, extending the lifespan of your designs.
Ultimately, when designing a commercial space you need to decide if you want your paint to stick with the crowd and the same old story, or stand out and make a lasting impression.
Commercial grade specialty paints are going to extend the life of your designs, and your walls, far beyond what would be possible with regular paints. These paints offer far higher scrub ratings than the average joe paint. This is incredibly important for commercial designers to consider when choosing a finish for projects. How long is the lifespan of this design? Does your client have a budget for repaints? These are all things to consider when deciding which paint to choose.
Choosing a specialty paint will protect the integrity of your commercial space while showing it off. It is important to consider the total cost of ownership when considering what paint to specify. A cheaper paint can fit the current budget, but would be a temporary fix to a long-term problem, creating a higher cost of ownership vs. using a specialty paint initially.
Why Wouldn't You Use A Specialty Paint?
If you’re project calls for a low budget paint in a space that wants to blend in vs. stand out, and the client has a budget for future repaints, specialty paint may not be the best fit.
Need more reasons? Check out this guide on scrub ratings to help you choose the right paint for your project.