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There’s nothing like a fresh coat of paint to spruce up a room. We’ve rounded up the best interior paint brands so you can rest assured that your walls will look great for a long time.
Behr Premium Plus Paint is our top pick because it is stain- and UV-resistant, has low VOC emissions, dries quickly, and doesn’t cost a fortune.
Giving a room or your whole home a fresh coat of paint may just be easiest and most rewarding task to check off your to-do list.
That said, as fantastic as it may feel to walk into a freshly painted room, the process of choosing the right paint can be something of a hassle. After all, with so many options, how are you supposed to know what’s right?
First and foremost, you’ll want to think about what the purpose of your paint job is. Are you looking to cover up stains or protect your walls from pets and human error? If so, opt for a stain resistant option. If you’re looking to completely change up a room, painting over a dark color with a light color, you’ll probably need a paint with fantastic coverage and a built-in primer.
Then, think about how you want the paint to look when you’re finished. Depending on where you’re painting, you may want your walls to look somewhere between shiny and not at all. In painter lingo, that means you’re looking for something from a semi-gloss, pearl, eggshell, matte, to flat result, with the gloss being the most light-reflecting and the flat being the least.
Of course, the most exciting part is picking the right color, but we’ll leave that to you. After all, you’re the one who’s going to have to look at it all the livelong day — or at least until you decide to repaint again.
Regardless of what you choose, however, we’re confident that our favorite interior paint brands will get you started, and give your home a new lease on life.