Behind the increasing cost of paint
Here we go again, in Paint as many industries and products.
Yes, prices are going up—again. It used to be that paint was, well, “Cheap!” We always would say, hey, it’s the best way to get the most change for the least money spent. Big change for small change, so to speak. Whether you’re “into paint” or just buying paint again after a long time away from your paint store, now you might be surprised at the current prices and the projected trend in this direction.
What is the story about the paint price increases? It’s not just for a few “premium” companies, but apparently all across the spectrum of brands, quality and price points.
What’s in that can of paint?
Basically, all paint colors are made up of tinted bases. In sheens from flat to high gloss, the base material is a combination of materials, but this story is about, essentially, “titanium dioxide.” That’s what makes the the paint color white, in the can, before adding tints to make Your colors. So, when the cost of that material goes up, so goes the price of paint.
If you’re into the economy of science–or the bottom line on why paint products are continuing to get more expensive– you might enjoy this article.
But OK, I will still say it—Paint is the way to go. All the more reason why we want to really carefully consider what colors we’re using, and paying for. And, all the more reason to make the most of the paint we are using—and enjoying.