Why Choose a Designer Paint?

There are a lot of reasons…

Cheap paint has more water in it, less pigment and less binder. Thus, as a rule, the more expensive paint covers better and lasts longer. It is also more environmentally friendly, being lower in "Volatile Organic Compounds.” The main ingredient in paint is binder or resin. Binders are responsible for good adhesion of the coating to the substrate. The ingredient that defines colour is called pigment. The more complex the pigmentation, the more interesting the colour. It gives redolence and depth, and you get undertones - colours which subtly change in different lights. Then there are additives that modify the paint properties. Various additives can prevent growth and attack by fungi, minimize the formation of air bubbles entrapped in the coatings, provide stability of the paints under UV light, and improve flow properties etc. Last but not least there is solvent which dissolves the pigment and binding agent for application. Today, water-based paints dominate in the residential market. High quality acrylic emulsions offer excellent durability, quick drying times, and the emission of less odour.

Choosing paint is like tasting wine, perfume or anything else which relies on sensory perception - it's an individual choice. That’s why we recommend several different suppliers of Designer Paint. Each of them have their own colour pallet and character so it’s easier to find the one that suits your home without compromising quality.

 The Zoffany paint collection offers 144 shades in four finishes. Available to order from TFFC

The Zoffany paint collection offers 144 shades in four finishes. Available to order from TFFC

 "Find your own palette, create your dream home and live life in colour." - Tricia Guild from Designers Guild. Available to order from TFFC

"Find your own palette, create your dream home and live life in colour." - Tricia Guild from Designers Guild. Available to order from TFFC

 Colourtrend - crafting 100% Irish paint since 1953. All colours from the Colourtrend range come in all finishes.

Colourtrend - crafting 100% Irish paint since 1953. All colours from the Colourtrend range come in all finishes.