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Which is the best paint company for house renovation?

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best paint company for house renovation

I want to renovate a 25 year old house. Everything is done only paint is remaining. So I need a recommendation for the best paint company.

I got recommendations from some people about companies like
1. Indigo
2. Nerolac
3. Asian Paints

Which one should I go for or any other brand you guys want to recommend. Please provide the best possible reason to choose the brand that would be easier for better understanding.

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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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I would tell you compare the prices of Asian Berger or Nerolac which ever is available for lower price of same segment in your area you should buy. There is no difference in quality of above brands mostly you will get better deals in leader brand in your area because of competition in that brand. Nerolac and Berger have slightly lower price than Asian in my city but dealer try to sell them at equivalent to Asian paints. 

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Depends on what kind of paint you are using to paint your house.

For distemper and lower segments, Berger is best.

For the mid-range (Emulsions) and premium segment (Royale), Asian paint is best.

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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Your entire approach to this, seems flawed.

It is like asking, which is 'the best' brand for four wheeler passenger vehicles!

More than the brand, one has to first know if one is travelling in narrow congested lanes in an overcrowded town or travelling in the steep mountains or using such vehicles for adventure sports (say: racing, dune bashing).

Same with wall paint. Both Maruti 800 and Toyota Hilux have their place in history.
Both are four wheelers, but both have an ENTIRELY different use case scenario.

For coatings and surface prep., AkzoNobel (Akzo Nobel) are amongst THE best worldover.
In India they ultimately acquired ICI Dulux.
So Dulux usually are very efficient in what is required of the specific product.
(Disclaimer: Outside India my associates, professional connections or i myself might be directly invested in AkzoNobel group. In India, presently I am neither advising on equities, nor myself invested in any of the names discussed in my post.)

Asian Paints (which you mentioned) makes everything from a Maruti 800 type distemper/paint to Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost type specialised acrylic/ polymer emulsions and what not (including ones for critical applications for thermal insulation or protection from the elements).

Nerolac, Berger are all great too.
It also depends A LOT on the surface prep. (preparation), surface treatment PRIOR to application and in the ways that the product itself is applied.
So even if one chooses the right product and from a good brand, even then one might loose the warranty (on external surface paints) if improperly applied or if surface treatment was inadequate.
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Berger is better than asian as per my experience ( offcourse different types of paint may have different reviews).

Not used any other

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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Market is flooded with asian paints

But i personally feel nerolac is better than others.

Tech Guru Tech Guru
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Cheaper as well. Kansai tech is no joke

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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I would tell you compare the prices of Asian Berger or Nerolac which ever is available for lower price of same segment in your area you should buy. There is no difference in quality of above brands mostly you will get better deals in leader brand in your area because of competition in that brand. Nerolac and Berger have slightly lower price than Asian in my city but dealer try to sell them at equivalent to Asian paints. 

Tech Guru Tech Guru
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Nerolac is cheaper. It's better to hire local painters. It ll be cheaper. 

Post Emperor Post Emperor
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I always use berger

Pro Shopping Friend Pro Shopping Friend
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Asian Paints Royale Emulsion

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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You've asked a subjective question. I recommend not focusing too much on brand names.

A buddy of mine works at Asian Paints in Delhi NCR, and he mentioned that Asian Paints are great for particular conditions like high humidity, low sunlight, dampness, etc. So, if you have those conditions, Asian Paints could be a good choice.

However, if you don't have those specific conditions, you can choose any paint that suits your budget.

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Depends on what kind of paint you are using to paint your house.

For distemper and lower segments, Berger is best.

For the mid-range (Emulsions) and premium segment (Royale), Asian paint is best.

Deal Major Deal Major
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How is tractor emulsion Asian paints

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Analyst Analyst
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Which area?

Tier 1/2/3?

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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Your entire approach to this, seems flawed.

It is like asking, which is 'the best' brand for four wheeler passenger vehicles!

More than the brand, one has to first know if one is travelling in narrow congested lanes in an overcrowded town or travelling in the steep mountains or using such vehicles for adventure sports (say: racing, dune bashing).

Same with wall paint. Both Maruti 800 and Toyota Hilux have their place in history.
Both are four wheelers, but both have an ENTIRELY different use case scenario.

For coatings and surface prep., AkzoNobel (Akzo Nobel) are amongst THE best worldover.
In India they ultimately acquired ICI Dulux.
So Dulux usually are very efficient in what is required of the specific product.
(Disclaimer: Outside India my associates, professional connections or i myself might be directly invested in AkzoNobel group. In India, presently I am neither advising on equities, nor myself invested in any of the names discussed in my post.)

Asian Paints (which you mentioned) makes everything from a Maruti 800 type distemper/paint to Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost type specialised acrylic/ polymer emulsions and what not (including ones for critical applications for thermal insulation or protection from the elements).

Nerolac, Berger are all great too.
It also depends A LOT on the surface prep. (preparation), surface treatment PRIOR to application and in the ways that the product itself is applied.
So even if one chooses the right product and from a good brand, even then one might loose the warranty (on external surface paints) if improperly applied or if surface treatment was inadequate.
Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Lots of information, sadly nothing useful.

Benevolent Benevolent
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Whatever you choose, have a word with your painters. They will find your choice as an excuse, like if you have taken ABC brand (their preference) the finishing would have been better instead of your XYZ choice.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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To be honest, painters do not have a good idea about what brand to choose since they do not revisit the buildings they painted after x years. They do not know which brand lasted for how long.

Homeowners are the right people to consult.
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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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The inside of the wall, which was painted with Asian Paints 9 years ago, looks newer than the outside of the same wall, which was painted with Brand "B" 3 years ago.

"B" paint lost its color and started changing color to some kind of orangish.

That was our first and last experience with Brand "B".

From personal experience, I will use and recommend only Asian Paints.

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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Ceteris paribus? [Including surface prep., curing time for primer (if any), application process, number of coats.]
But even then, are both sides of the wall exposed to THE SAME type of conditions.. too is something worth considering.
In the past, even having a fire-place/ chimney in a particular living room, versus other rooms where no such thermal changes, humidity changes were experienced.. have had varying results.
(Not assuming here, but both sides of the same wall.. 'could' have different texturing/plastering methods and/or be exposed to significantly different environments.)


By the way appreciate you adhering to highlighting what you wanted to, instead of showing the other brand in poor light by mentioning its name.
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Get quotes from Asian paints, burger and narolac. Compare them and decide.

Last year got my home painted from Burger as they quoted lowest in premium segment.

Deal Subedar Deal Subedar
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Asian Paints and Dulux only. 

Tech Guru Tech Guru
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Go with local painters 

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Trust me if you are getting better price for any big brand you should purchase that brand only for which you are getting for lower price all are same in each segment I am a seller.

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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'I am a seller' means?
You retail and/or are stockist/distributor of such products?
You do not have to respond in-depth, if uncomfortable doing so.
Good to know if you work for a stockist type business or yourselves have on-line or off-line retail operations.
This, I feel, is one of those categories which usually does fine even when there is a slight dip in (economic) cycles.
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Generous Generous
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Nerolac/berger /Asian all are good companies. Its better that you 

  1. Decide on / Mention your per litre budget. 
  2. Compare individual products rather than companies 
  3. Overall result you'd want to expect (luxury finish vs durable finish) 

Also check out JSW/Apollo paints. They've some good products giving tight competition and available at 70-80% cost !

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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I choose British paint 😅

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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We also opted for British Paints, and it's been over six years since we painted both the interiors and exteriors. The paint has held up remarkably well. Even the painters were impressed, mentioning they could cover more area with less quantity.

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Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Just buy the most expensive paint and be done with it. The cost of labor was far far higher than the cost of paint in my case. Price difference was only a few thousand to step up from mid-range to Asian Paints' top Royale series. It's a once in a decade thing, don't skimp.

Benevolent Benevolent
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Well said. Even I did the same. 

Deal Lieutenant Deal Lieutenant
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ALL Paints are same

Benevolent Benevolent
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I don't understand whether you intend to carry out painting by engaging the paints manufacturer, or higher a contractor and choose the paint brand for purchase. Even paint companies do not have their own painters and they have contractors who execute the painting job. Rates are slightly higher in such cases. You can directly higher the painting contractors for a lower price rather than approaching the paint companies and decide which brand /variant to use for different purposes, walls, roof, exterior, water based paint etc. There isn't much difference in quality or prices of paints of all top brands. It is better to search for a contractor who has worked in your area and you can visit homes painted by him for assessing his competence.

Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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For exterior i would suggest go for Nippon it has better soft sheen finish(semi glossy finish) and the coverage is better than asian paint in the same range 

I'm using Nippon sumo xtra emulsion for exterior right now work is going on.

Price of 20 liters in my area is 8k and it is can be compared with asian paints apex ultima.

When you are choosing a finish use semi gloss for out side and matt for inside 

Coz they look premium 

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JSW

Beacon Beacon
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JSW, any color similar price strategy, where as in asian paints color and price are dependent on each other

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just wait for 1 more months, Birla Opus by Aditya Birla Grasim is coming with new technology paint and eventually bettrr than competition as they are leader in cement and birla putty. They have invested 10k Cr and set up 6 plants in India to take neck to neck Asian paints. So, I believe there must be something unique and advance coming up for sure.
Deal Newbie Deal Newbie
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Asian paints

Benevolent Benevolent
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AP royale series is one of the best. The reason why most contractors only prefer AP is because of their strong distribution network and sales.

Deal Cadet Deal Cadet
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Last year we painted our home and used Asian paint Apex for exterior and Apcolite for interior. These are starting range of plastic paint (means you can wash your walls) Anything below this range will not support washing.

Your main expense is the labor for wall preparation (double coat putty).

Labor Cost - 37180

Material Cost - 59825

Labor would have been higher but we opted for single coat putty when ever the wall was in good shape.

don't go with JSW paints as the company claim single rate for any color but in reality the dealers don't add right amount of colors which saves them money but the customers suffers (I had such issue when i tried a single bucket of 1L for testing)

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