At Client Studies, we take a look at for a way effectively nontinted base paints (earlier than colour is added) cowl darkish colours and resist stains. The outcomes present whether or not the paint gives even and thorough protection and might stand as much as put on and tear.
For the protection take a look at, we apply one constant coat to a bit of cardstock that has been painted black, and we anticipate it to dry. Then we use an instrument referred to as a colorimeter to measure how effectively the paint covers the black paint. We do that twice per paint pattern and common the outcomes.
For stain resistance, our testers apply paint to a plastic panel. After it dries, they apply two traces of soils—espresso and a sootlike substance—and permit them to dry. Then the testers wash the painted panels and use a colorimeter to measure the colour of the paint on the rinsed areas. The nearer the cleaned parts are to the unique coat, the extra stain-resistant the paint.
For additional steering on paint purchases, see our paint shopping for information. And go to our full inside paint scores for particulars on the practically two dozen traces of paint we take a look at, together with these from Behr, Benjamin Moore, Kilz, PPG, Sherwin Williams, and Valspar.