From primers to specialty paints, we’re rounding up a list of our favourite interior painting products.
Best stain-blocking primer: INSL-X Aqua Lock® Plus
Aqua Lock Plus is a multipurpose, 100% acrylic, water-based primer/sealer for outstanding everyday stain blocking on a variety of surfaces. It adheres to interior and exterior surfaces and can be top-coated with latex or oil-based coatings. It is quick drying, blocks tough stains, and provides a mould-resistant coating, even in high-humidity areas.
Best all-surface primer: INSL-X Prime Lock Plus
Prime Lock Plus is a fast-drying alkyd resin coating that primes and seals plaster, wood, drywall, and previously painted or varnished surfaces. It ensures the paint topcoat has consistent sheen and appearance (excellent enamel holdout), seals even the toughest stains without raising the wood grain, and can be top-coated with any latex or alkyd finish coat.
Best all-purpose exterior paint: Benjamin Moore Aura Exterior
Aura Exterior with our exclusive Colour Lock technology provides the ultimate performance for rich, full colour and unprecedented durability. This high build formula provides for extreme hide and coverage for fewer coats, with outstanding durability against even the harshest weather conditions. Self-priming in most situations and mildew resistant, this paint makes exterior painting projects a dream, with low-temperature application to extend the painting season, superior adhesion, fast drying and quick re-coat times.
Best exterior door paint: Benjamin Moore Aura Grand Entrance
Aura Grand Entrance brings rich, vivid colour and exceptional durability to your interior/exterior doors and trim. With a rich, lustrous finish,
Excellent colour retention and fade resistance, and an easy, smooth application that can be used for interior and exterior, so you can paint both sides of your front door!
Best durable exterior paint: Benjamin Moore Regal Select Exterior High Build
REGAL Select Exterior High Build offers optimum coverage for added protection and durability in fewer coats. It has a durable finish that resists fading, cracking and peeling so your home's exterior looks freshly painted for years to come. This paint applies easily and smoothly with low temperature application (to 4.4°C) extends the painting season, and it’s mildew resistant even in humid conditions.
Best user-friendly exterior paint: Benjamin Moore ben exterior
ben Exterior is a user-friendly paint for flawless results and beautiful transformations.
This paint offers an easy application, with good coverage and durability, mildew resistance, and great colour retention. A low temperature application means you can extend your painting season. The quality of this paint is outstanding, with a finish that is resistant to peeling, cracking, and blistering, covered by a 25-year warranty.
Best exterior stain: Benjamin Moore Arborcoat Stain
ARBORCOAT stains offer superior protection while enhancing the texture and grain of wood surfaces. It enhances and protects while still allowing the texture of the wood to show through.
Suitable for use on all types of wood and composite decking and siding, with superior UV protection, this stain is mildew resistant, resists blistering, peeling, stains, and scuffs, and has excellent touch up and re-coat properties.
Best exterior oil-based primer: Benjamin Moore Fresh Start
This premium quality alkyd primer is a universal favourite wherever a quality under coater, sealer and stain blocking primer is needed. It can be used over oil or latex paint and performs equally well under all Benjamin Moore architectural finish coats. It offers excellent adhesion and sealing for interior surfaces, excellent hide, and superior stain blocking.
Best floor and patio paint: Benjamin Moore Floor & Patio Enamel
This paint has an easy application that gooes on smoothly. The durable finish resists marring and scratching and delivers a lasting finish that is resistant to soaps and detergents, grease and oil. This low VOC paint is environmentally friendly, and can be used for interior and exterior projects, over multiple substrates.