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The 10 Best Paint Brands for Your Interior Painting Projects

County Livings, The 10 Best Paint Brands for Your Interior House Painting Projects

From durability to dry time, we’ve got you covered.

Choosing the right paint color can be daunting enough—we know the image of paint swatches and paint samples littering your dining room table all too well—but knowing where to start when it comes to choosing which brands you want to use can be mind-boggling. Some are better when it comes to the quality of paint finish and application, but not all of them offer mold-resistant finishes, if you're looking to paint your bathroom, for example. To make selecting your paint brand(s) easy, we’ve broken these best paint brands down into 10 categories, from best value to best coverage and beyond, so you can find the best paint for your particular project. You may need to get a few of them too, based on the needs of the job and what it is you're painting. (Yes, there's a best paint that's specific to ceilings!) Shop our best paint brands right here.

1Best Coverage: Behr Marquee: With a 100% one-coat guarantee, Marquee is a fantastic choice when it’s time to cover old paint. Though it's not the cheapest option, it’s great when you’re looking to save on home renovations because you’ll use less paint. Bonus: It’s stain-resistant too.

2 Most Durable: PPG Diamond: Scrub away—this paint’s high-quality finish won’t budge. Consumer Reports raves about its scrubbability and surface smoothness, meaning fewer touchups over the years. Better yet, it offers a lifetime guarantee, so it’s great for high-traffic areas like hallways.

3 Easiest Application: Sherwin-Williams Cashmere: This buttery paint glides on smoothly and doesn’t leave uneven streaks or stippling like some other paints. All in all, the application is super easy and the coverage is strong.

4 Best Zero-VOC Paint: Behr Premium Plus: This Greenguard-certified paint is not only low-odor, but it’s durable and mildew-resistant too, making it a great pick for any room in the house. Consumer Reports favors its great coverage and scrubbability as well.

5 Fastest Dry Time: Ace Royal Interiors: This quick-drying paint offers excellent coverage for the cost and can be color-matched to virtually any hue you choose. While it’s not the best choice for playrooms or areas frequented by pets, it’s a great paint for the price.

6 Best Kitchen & Bath Pick: Glidden Interior Premium: Thanks to its mold- and mildew-resistant finish, this is our favorite paint for high-moisture areas. Plus, it’s easy to clean—spattered sauces and cosmetics are no match.

7 Best Chalk Paint: Rust-Oleum Ultra Matte Chalked Paint: This soft matte latex formula is a great choice for a distressed look. Ranked the number-one chalk paint on Amazon, it goes on smoothly and wipes clean with soap and water. “So little goes such a long way,” says one Amazon reviewer. “I've done multiple furniture pieces with two coats and still have half a can left!”

8 Best Ceiling Paint: HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams: A built-in primer in this paint hides stains easily, while a thick consistency prevents splatters to make cleanup time a breeze. “The results were, beyond question, notable,” says a reviewer. “This ceiling paint left us with a stunningly even white ceiling. Thoroughly satisfied.”

9 Best Value: Benjamin Moore ben®: While it doesn’t offer the smoothest application or coverage, Ben is still a quality paint for the price. As a paint-and-primer duo, it does offer great value for a zero-VOC option.

10 Best Cabinet Paint: Valspar Cabinet Enamel: Specifically made for cabinetry, this latex paint offers the coverage of oil paints, sustainability of a low-VOC paint, and convenience of an easy-to-clean, water-based finish.

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