FAQ

1- How can you sell Latex Paint so cheap?

Because our supplier  simply re-process that paint in large volumes, they are able to do so very cost effectively and pass the savings onto our customers.

2- Is this Paint clean?

Yes! Our paints are meticulously screened and filtered to ensure that they meet all quality standards. When it goes out the door it is able to be brushed, rolled and sprayed exactly as brand new paints from major manufacturers and big box stores available at 3 to 4 times the cost.

3- Does your paint meet VOC regulations?

As our Paint is made of name brand paints that met or exceeded all VOC regulations for the State where they were originally available for sale, our VOC content usually falls well below allowable limits for the States where it is available for sale.

4- This paint offer good application coverage?

As with any brand of top quality paint, our reprocessed paints also have great application and coverage which meets or exceeds comparable brand of virgin paint.

5- When we must  to use primer?

When you are applying any paint over bare wood, new drywall, plaster or masonry, a primer must always be used to insure a good adhesion to the material surface.

6- Is reprocessed or recycled paint as good as the name brand paints I can buy at major home centers or paint stores?

Our Paint Source receive thousand of gallon from USA major manufactures (due to advertisement agreement we cannot list the brand names), mostly half price of the BIG STORES! Most of these paints are in perfect condition, you are actually getting the benefits of the name brand paint without the name brand price.

7- How can I know out how much paint I need to buy?

For a smooth surface, most paints will apply at about 350 or 400 square feet per gallon. You need to measure the surface area of the job. If the surface is rough , the paint will cover at a lower spread rate, such as 175  to  250 square feet per gallon.

1-Add the length of the wall.
For example: 15+10+15+10 =50 feet.

2- Measure the wall height.
For example 9 feet.

3- Multiply the total length of the wall by the height.
For example: 50*9 = 450 square feet.

4-Measure the windows.
For example 5×3 =15 square feet.

5-Measure the doors
For example 5×4=20 square feet.

A) Add them together
For example: 15+20= 35 square feet.

6- Subtract the total amount of windows and doors from the total amount of square feet of the walls.
For example: 450-35=415 square feet.

7- Divide this amount by the paint coverage approximately 400 square feet over a smooth surface and 300 square feet on other surfaces.

For example: 415/400= 1.03 gal approximate 1 Gal.

(FOR TWO COATS PLEASE MULTIPLY THIS RESULTS BY 2)

8- Choosing a Paint Sheen ?

The paint sheen has a dramatic effect on the overall look of any interior room or exterior surface.

Flat paint tends to hide surface imperfections, including scratches and small dents, plus has the greatest hiding capability allowing for fewer coats of paint. Quality flat paint is very washable but susceptible to damage from constant exposure to high humidity and water. Flat paint is primarily used on ceilings and walls in main living areas.

Both satin and eggshell paint sheens are excellent choices for interior walls. Satin paints have better stain resistance than flat paints. Resists dirt more and can be scrubbed more vigorously. Can be used in kitchens and bathrooms or applied to trim and doors, an excellent choice for kid’s rooms or high traffic areas. Satin is also a great choice for exterior use since it more readily sheds water and resists the affects of the sun when compared to flat. Plus it has better elongation characteristics than flat paints.

Semi gloss and gloss paint traditionally used in kitchens, bathrooms and on trim, windows or doors. Any area that requires regular or vigorous cleaning will benefit from using a semi gloss or gloss paint.

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