I recently had someone from a painting company visit my house to give an estimate.
He gave me three options:
(1) the cheapest paint, six year warranty, $3000
(2) a thicker paint, nine year warranty, $4000
(3) two coats of the paint from (1), fourteen year warranty, $5000
It is quite obvious that if I expected the paint to immediately begin peeling as soon as the warranty expires, (3) is the best deal.
However, I don't know enough about paint to have any idea how long these three different paint jobs are likely to last.
How can I compare these three options to make the best selection, assuming that I use this company?
Update: I just realized that I failed to specify that I'm speaking only about the exterior of the house.