The best interior paints for your home painting project

The best interior paints for your home painting project

From primers to specialty paints, we’re rounding up a list of our favourite interior painting products. 

Best green paint: Benjamin Moore Eco Spec

Eco Spec is Benjamin Moore's greenest product, offering zero VOCs, zero emissions, low odor, great hide and excellent touch-up. It is certified asthma & allergy friendly by the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, it qualifies for Green Seal™ certification and MPI High Performance categories, which means that it exceeds the strictest environmental requirements. And because it’s engineered with Gennex® Colour Technology it delivers the best quality paint and richest colour you can find.

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Best paint and primer in one: Benjamin Moore Aura Interior 

This paint and primer in one offers unparalleled colour depth and richness, with unbeatable hide and a smooth application and finish. Using new proprietary acrylic resin, this paint includes copolymers that enhance Colour Lock technology and increase film durability. What does that mean? Long-lasting colour that won’t no rub off, resists burnishing, scuffs and stain. And it gets better: this formula has low VOC and features an impressive range of eco certifications.

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Best cabinet, door and trim paint: Benjamin Moore Advance Interior 

The Advance Interior paint is a premium quality, waterborne alkyd paint that offers a full line of durable high-end finishes ideal for doors, trim and cabinetry. 

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Best 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.

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Best primer for sealing: INSL-X Block out Primer

Block Out® is a modified synthetic primer sealer carried in a special solvent that dries quickly and is effective over many different stains, including water, tannin, smoke, rust, pencil, ink, nicotine, and coffee. Block Out® primes, seals, protects, and can be used on bare or previously painted surfaces; interior drywall, plaster, wood, or masonry; and exterior masonry surfaces. Can be used as a spot primer for exterior wood shingles/composition siding.

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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.

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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.

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Best Ceiling paint: Benjamin Moore Waterborne Ceiling Paint

Waterborne Ceiling Paint is an ultra flat finish designed to hide common ceiling imperfections for a look that is virtually flawless. With the flattest finish offered by Benjamin Moore, 

it boasts a superior hide for a flawless finish to conceal common surface imperfections. It has an easy application with fantastic results, and provides ample open time to ensure minimal lapping. We also love that it’s zero VOC and formulated for minimal spatter!

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Best Bathroom Paint: Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa

Aura Bath & Spa is a luxurious matte finish designed for high-humidity environments.

In the past, only glossier sheen paints were recommended for high moisture areas like bathrooms for their durability and easy-to-clean coatings. Now you can get these same benefits in a beautiful matte finish with Aura® Bath & Spa paint. Aura® Bath & Spa is part of an innovative paint and colorant system, integrating the best technologies to deliver superior durability for any color along with the promise of long lasting beauty. In addition to using 100% acrylic latex, proprietary resins have been incorporated to give this bathroom paint its extraordinary performance properties.

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Best all-purpose interior paint: Benjamin Moore ben Interior Paint

The new ben® provides an effortless painting experience with flawless results.

ben® interior offers easy, smooth, self-priming application with extended open time and spatter resistance in every sheen—matte, eggshell, satin/pearl, and semi-gloss. This user-friendly paint also delivers the sought-after premium quality of Benjamin Moore in 

3,500+ colours. Other things we love: this easy to use paint delivers a zero-VOC, low-odour premium product option and features great touch-up characteristics!

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