Consumer Reports is the only place to find unbiased, independent paint reviews. We have buying advice and Ratings for both interior paint and exterior paint. Should you select paint strictly by brand name? Do different types of paint finishes, like eggshell, flat, and gloss, perform differently in different brands? What about mildew-resistance in exterior paint?
Our paint experts at the Consumer Reports National Testing and Research Center have evaluated more than 50 different paints at our on-site paint-testing labs. Our reviews will provide you with Ratings, where you will find the exact numerical score our experts have assigned to each of the 10 tested review criteria that make up our reviews: hiding, staining, gloss change, scrubbing, surface-smoothness, mildew-resistance, sticking-resistance, fade-resistance, self-priming, and zero-VOC claims. We review such paint brands as Benjamin Moore, Valspar, Behr, Clark & Kensington, Olympic, Farrow & Ball, Glidden, and many others. Our paint review Ratings chart makes it easy to compare different paint types and brands so you can find the right interior paint or exterior paint for your needs.
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