High-Tech Paints to Check Out
Painting products have come a long way in the last few decades, opening the door for homeowners to complete any number of specialized jobs around the house—without the need to pay a fortune for someone else to do it. We've rounded up a selection of the coolest high-tech paints on the market for almost any job.
Spray Chalk Paint
No-Miss Ceiling Paint
Flat Finish But Easy to Clean
Write on White
Paint and Primer in One
A Primer That's Easy to Sand
This may sound like science fiction, but chemists have developed a paint that reduces bad smells and formaldehyde fumes in your house. And when it's applied, it has virtually no odor. If you need to repaint a room just before holiday guests arrive, hate the smell of burnt toast or are concerned about formaldehyde emissions from new carpets or cabinets, check out Harmony Interior Acrylic Latex Paint from Sherwin-Williams.
Harmony paint helps reduce odors from organic sources, such as cooking, smoke and pets, according to the manufacturer. It also reduces the concentration of formaldehyde, a pungent and irritating gas emitted by some types of newly installed insulation, carpet, cabinets and other building materials.
If you were ever caught writing on a wall when you were young, you may have wished your parents had a paint like Sherwin-Williams' Sketch Pad, which turns any painted wall into a giant dry-erase board. It's a two-part gloss epoxy that dries clear, allowing the wall color to show through. It's easy to roll onto any smooth surface, but you'll have to wait one week for the epoxy to fully cure. A 1-qt. kit, containing a roller, tray and gloves, covers about 50 sq. ft.
Fortunately, the coating isn't permanent. When you want to repaint the wall, just scuff-sand, then prime and paint.