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Looking to paint the interior of your home, office, living room, or bedroom, but have no clue what kind of paint is the right fit for your project? Weed & Duryea Home Center, the best paint store in New Canaan, is here to help. Weed & Duryea Home Center offers an assortment of California Paints including CalPro, Malibu, and Ultra. Here are some of the differences:

1. CalPro

Our CalPro paint options, including flat, eggshell, and semigloss finishes, are priced for contractors. CalPro is a smooth-flowing paint known for its anti-splatter finish for walls and ceilings. The paint quality is good, but there are better options.

CalPro is Green Wise certified, which means it has a low amount of volatile organic compounds or VOCs. In order to achieve Green Wise certification, flat finishes must have less than 50 grams per liter of VOCs. For non-flat finishes, the paint must have less than 100 grams per liter of VOCs. The paint is also free from hazardous substances such as formaldehyde and methylene chloride and has a low odor.

All three CalPro finishes, flat, eggshell, and semigloss, can be used for plaster, sheetrock, wallboard, concrete, masonry block, primed metal, primed galvanized metal, and acoustical surfaces. The only difference amongst the three, besides the sheen, is that the flat and semigloss sheen can be used on wood while the eggshell cannot.

2. Malibu

Like CalPro, Malibu can be used for plaster, sheetrock, wallboard, concrete, masonry block, wood, primed metal, primed galvanized metal, and acoustical surfaces. Malibu also has the same variety of sheens as CalPro: flat, eggshell, and semigloss. The big difference between the two is that Malibu is available to purchase for both homeowners and contractors.

Weed & Duryea Home Center, the best paint store in New Canaan, claims Malibu’s paint quality is better than CalPro. One main benefit of Malibu paint is that its anti-spatter and quick-drying properties make it ideal for use in occupied spaces. It has an acrylic finish and dries quickly.

Malibu is also a low odor and low VOC paint. It is easy to apply because it is a high-hiding paint color, meaning it is made by mixing dry pigments in the factory rather than adding liquid colorant to tint bases.

3. Ultra

The final interior paint option offered at the best paint store in New Canaan is Ultra. The sheen options for Ultra include matte, eggshell, satin, and semigloss. Of the three, Malibu’s paint quality is the best and it is available for purchase by both homeowners and high-end contractors.

Ultra has a vast variety of uses including all interior new or previously painted surfaces such as wood, brick, stone, concrete, cement block, plaster, wallboard, and other drywall construction. It can also be used on metal. One benefit of Ultra paint is that it is mold and mildew resistant for kitchens and baths.

Ultra paint has an easy-to-clean finish and all of its sheens have exceptional mar resistance, superior stain release, and unparalleled performance and durability. The matte finish has less of a sheen than most washable mattes. The eggshell and satin finish both provide exceptional hide because they have a dense film formation. Finally, the semigloss levels and appears like an oil based paint.

Weed & Duryea Home Center, the best paint store in New Canaan, CT, is one of six locations of Northeast Building Supply. To view more paint options including exterior stains, visit Northeast Build Supply online at www.northeastco.com/products/paints-and-stains/ or call 203.966.2673. We look forward to helping you select the right kind of paint for your project.

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