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Why buy directly from specialized paint manufacturers?
January 30, 2022 at 4:00 PM
Image of painters working on the outside of a lilac colored home exterior

In the past, getting specialized paint and coatings meant going through wholesalers and licensed distributors. Thanks to the internet, the supply line has been shortened and it’s now possible to obtain what you need directly from the paint manufacturers.

Is this ultimately better? We’ll let you decide. At UCI Paints, we want to make sure you have all the facts so you can make informed decisions about your painting project needs. Here’s what you need to know.

What are specialized paints & coatings?

Specialized paints are tailor-made to deliver optimal aesthetic value and protection based on the specific needs of the material. So you can have specialty coatings for wood materials, concrete surfaces, roofs, and so on.

This definition does sound similar to that of regular paint. However, the distinguishing factor here is the level of customization involved in specialized paints. For instance, in a hot and humid environment, specialty coatings for roofing systems might include additives that have been specially formulated to increase their heat resistance.

Other specialized paints and coatings include additives to achieve slip-resistance on floor surfaces and special sealers designed to cover lead paint in older homes.

What are the benefits of direct purchasing?

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