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Best Interior Paint to Use in Baltimore Maryland

Updated: Feb 16, 2022

If you’ve ever decided to start an interior paint project you probably very quickly found out that there are a ton of different options to chose from when it comes to paint brands. Most people simply end up making their decision due to one of two factors. Which paint is the cheapest or which paint do they sell at the nearest home improvement store. While those are certainly two options a discerning DIY’er might wonder why paint contractors in Baltimore never use these options. To get straight to the point most paint contractors in Baltimore Maryland are going directly to the nearest Sherwin Williams store for any interior paint project that they plan to tackle, and with good reason. In this article, we will discuss why these brands stand out above the rest, and which products you should purchase for your paint project!

Why Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams vs. Behr/Valspar

Let's answer the easiest part of this question first. Why pick Sherwin Williams over something like Behr or Valspar? To put it simply Behr and Valspar paints are marketed directly to homeowners. As such they have been specially formulated to be relatively easy to use and inexpensive. While on the surface this sounds like a win-win situation the problems actually show up during the application process and in the long-term durability of these products.

Easier to apply usually just means that it dries significantly slower than a professional-grade paint. This means for a professional painter, the time in between paint coats is almost unforgivable, and even for a savvy DIY’er, your project might take significantly longer than you were hoping. It also introduces other more technical problems into the mix that we won’t be considering in this article. Less expensive is usually an indicator of how good a product will be regardless of if you’re buying paint. The same principle applies here. Professional-grade paint can last for up to 10 years while cheaper alternatives may have you planning a trip to the paint store after 2 or 3 years. If you plan on changing the colors of your home again after a relatively short amount of time then this might be a good option for you. If on the other hand, you don’t want to deal with that hassle all over again anytime soon, you might consider upgrading your paint.

Sherwin vs. Benjamin Moore

This debate could go on for ages, and in fact, it has! Benjamin Moore loyalist and Sherwin Williams devotees would gladly go to war defending their favorite paint brand. The reality is that these paints have more in common than most people want to admit. From a quality standpoint, these paints go toe to toe. From an application standpoint, it's really up to personal preference. In fact, most Paint contractors in Baltimore would gladly use either of these products. Lastly from a homeowner's perspective, these paints cost roughly the same amount, so why would one choose one paint brand over the other? Honestly, in most cases, it comes down to which paint is more readily available to you.

However, there is one very big difference to consider. In the event that you are hiring a painter to handle your paint project for you, Sherwin Williams offers the contractor a pretty significant discount to purchase the paint for you. As a Homeowner, this means that you can receive the same amazing quality paint but at a significantly cheaper cost. In my opinion that is a true win-win situation. It’s for this reason that from the standpoint of this painting contractor Sherwin Williams takes the cake.

Which Products Should You Buy From Sherwin Williams

Fortunately, there is a variety of great interior paint products that you can purchase from Sherwin Williams, this means that you should be able to find one that most accurately fits into your budget and will provide you with the long-lasting, high-quality finish that you truly want.

Here is our list of go-to products for every project:


Super Paint is a go-to paint in almost any situation. I imagine that’s how it got its name. In all seriousness, this paint goes on great. It has a great-looking finish and is very durable. It's the obvious first choice for homes with children or pets! If you are looking to save money without sacrificing too much quality look no further!


Cashmere comes in at almost the same price as super paint and a lot of the same things can be said about it as super paint. The main difference is that cashmere sacrifices durability for an enhanced fished appearance. This less expensive paint option rivals Sherwin Williams' most expensive paints in the way the final appearance looks. It's a great paint option for homes with older teenage kids. It also does well in rooms that don’t see a lot of commotion such as bedrooms, large open foyers, and hallways that get a little less traffic.


Duration is an amazing paint that easily justifies the higher price tag. Think Super Paint but taken to the extreme. This paint is even more durable and comes with the added benefit of being mold and mildew-resistant. This paint is an obvious choice for Bathrooms as well as Kitchens. It's so durable that it even allows you to do the unimaginable… use flat paint in the bathroom! I know that most people won’t care about that fact, but it certainly does illustrate just how durable the "Duration" paint line really is.


This is it! The cream of the crop. This paint quite literally does it all. There is simply no area in which this paint falls short. Its matches duration in durability, while setting the standard for what all other paints strive to look like as a finished product. The only thing that should stop someone from buying this paint is the price tag. Yes, it is very expensive. In all honesty, this paint is overkill in most scenarios, but if you are the type of person that is willing to spend the extra money to ensure that you are getting the very best then this is it!

My Honest Recommendation

In my humble opinion, 90% of you who are reading this will be more than satisfied with the quality that you will receive from the Super Paint line of paint. This is my number one recommendation as a Professional Painter here in the Baltimore Maryland area. There are some cases where I might recommend another option for certain rooms during a project but that’s too much to cover in this blog post. I would be more than happy to answer any questions you might have so feel free to follow us on Facebook and Instagram where you can send me any questions you might have about paint products that you would like to use on your project!

However, if you live in or around Baltimore Maryland, and after reading this article you thinking "Why don't I just get an estimate for my interior painting project?" Aurora Painting would be more than happy to help you out with that! You might also be interested in reading about what it costs to paint a room in Baltimore County Maryland. Our other article can help you figure that out. Don't worry, the same pricing principles apply to all parts of Maryland, so if you live in Harford County, Carrol County, or Howard County. Do yourself a favor and check that article out! However, if you're ready to go right now then feel free to schedule a call below!

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