What You Should Know Before Buying Paint

Paint Terminologies & Their Meanings

What is VOC?

VOC stands for “Volatile Organic Compound.” VOCs are found in many building materials and are partially responsible for the new paint smell. Unfortunately, these unstable chemicals let off gasses that are very harmful to people and environment, which is why the government now regulates them.

What is Acrylic Paint?

Acrylic paint is a fast-drying paint made of pigment suspended in acrylic polymer emulsion. Acrylic paints are water-soluble, but become water-resistant when dry.

What is Oil Paint?

Oil paint is a type of slow-drying paint that consists of particles of pigment suspended in a drying oil, commonly linseed oil. The viscosity of the paint may be modified by the addition of a solvent such as turpentine or white spirit, and varnish may be added to increase the glossiness of the dried oil paintfilm.

What is a Primer?

A substance used as a preparatory coat on previously unpainted wood, metal, or canvas, especially to prevent the absorption of subsequent layers of paint or the development of rust. Priming ensures better adhesion of paint to the surface, increases paint durability, and provides additional protection for the material being painted.

What is Paint?

A colored substance which is spread over a surface and dries to leave a thin decorative or protective coating.

What is Paint Thinner?

Paint thinner is a solvent used to thin oil-based paints or clean up after their use.

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Aura Paint – Exterior, Interior and Wood Finish

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Regal Paint – Exterior and Interior Paint

Regal Select is a trusted premium paint that offers outstanding durability and washability in a wide variety of finishes. Trusted by consumers and professional painters for more than 50 years, it delivers excellent hide and coverage for a perfectly uniform finish that stands up to the activity of everyday life. It also contains zero VOCs* and is low odour.

Benjamin Moore Natura – Premium Interior Paint

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Ben Paint – Interior Paint

Ben Paint delivers a quality coating that applies easily requiring no previous painting knowledge. It has zero VOCs, low odour and dries quickly allowing the room to return to service the same day.

Fresh Start – Primer

When only the very best will do, choose premium Benjamin Moore Fresh Start primers. Their unsurpassed performance ensures a successful project with superior results. Fresh Start primers are especially formulated for any type of substrate preparation and provide a complete system that is designed to maximize the performance and longevity of the Benjamin Moore Topcoat.

Arborcoat Stain – Premium Exterior Stain

Arborcoat is a complete line of waterborne and classic oil finishes that utilizes next generation stain technology to resist the exterior elements and extend the life of outdoor living spaces. It’s designed to protect wood from harsh UV rays and water damage.

Advance Paint – Interior Paint for Woodwork

The Advance Paint is a premium quality waterborne alkyd that delivers the unique application and performance of conventional oil paint with the low odour/low VOC and soap and water clean-up of waterborne finishes. The perfect paint for kitchen cabinets and all types of interior trim and woodwork.

Ultra Spec 500 – High quality Interior Paint

Zero-VOC Ultra Spec 500 is a professional-quality interior coating designed to meet the needs of professional painting contractors, facility managers and property managers. Available in a wide range of sheens and unlimited colours, professionals will appreciate its excellent hiding and touch-up properties, good flow and leveling easy application and soap-and-water cleanup.

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