When choosing a paint contractor it is important to know what type of paint they will use since each paint has a different warranty. Cheap paints are mostly caulk and can stain easily. Here is an example of a Sherwin Williams breakdown and how pricing may vary:
Here are 4 choices….
Standard service entails 1 coat of Superpaint Satin latex enamel. No warranty is offered on this except you will get 3 year workmanship warranty.
Premium service entails using 2 coats of Superpaint Satin latex enamel. It carries a 25 year warranty from the manufacturer which means that you do not have to repaint the house for 25 years. We also offer 5 years workmanship warranty.
Special service entails 1 coat of Duration Coating. It s a thick coating and is extremely durable. Will not peel or crack. You get a lifetime warranty with this product. 5 year workmanship warranty.
Ultimate Coating service entails 1 coat of Emerald Coating. Brand new product developed by Sherwin Williams. Higher material cost than the Duration Coating and better performance than Duration. Lifetime warranty with this product. 5 year workmanship warranty.
Depending on the quality you need and expect, make sure your contractor is using the paint that will perform to your expectations.