For exterior house painting the choice of paint would depend on the type of the house the home owner has and results that are expected from the paint job. For Arizona weather it is recommended to use premium 100% acrylic paints. Some of the popular paints are Acri-hues and Acri-flat. They are expected to last about eight to ten years on exterior of the house. Some contractors get a better discount on Acri-hues and that is why it is most commonly used. The best time frame to repaint a house in Arizona is every eight to ten years and those two paints provide a perfect solution. Acri-hues or Acri-flat would work well for most of the houses.
If it is a very large or luxury house or both, where a lot of labor will be required, it would make sense to use the most expensive paint available. Evershield is the top of the line pain sold in Dunn Edwards store. It is supposed to last about fifteen years. Even if it lasts just a few more years than less expensive paints it will help to offset the cost of labor.
Versaflat is a commercial grade paint that is suitable for exterior, but it will not last as long as paints that are 100% acrylic. If a home owner has an average size house, is on a very tight budget, and the paint job has to be done immediately, Versaflat can be a good solution. A good example of someone who would benefit from using this paint is a home owner, who was not planning for a paint job for the next few years, but got a letter from a home owner's association (HOA) requiring him to repaint a house within 30 days or face a fine.
Enduracoat is a medium priced exterior paint that is very thick. Some painting contractors abuse that paint by watering it down. If this paint is used in it's full strength and not watered down it may work well for some houses. It is just a step below from paints that are 100% acrylic.
EZ-Prime is a premium wood primer. It is best suited for unprimed wood.
Eff-stop is a premium primer formulated for unprimed masonry surfaces.
If the wood or masonry has been painted before and paint was scarped after pealing off, it is best to use premium general purpose primer such as Ultra-grip. It works well for most of the surfaces including metal, which makes it ideal for priming garage doors.
Versaflat is the paint that works for interior as well as exterior. For interior walls premium paints do not have to be used, as paint is not exposed to weather elements and there is not much that can happen to it once applied on the walls. Versaflat paint will work very well for most of interior walls. It is not washable and will have to be touched up if gets dirty. If washability is desired there is an option of using either satin finish (most walls in Arizona homes are painted with satin finish) or premium flat paint. Versasatin would be an inexpensive washable satin finish. A good choice for flat washable paint would be Suprema Flat . An Ultra Scrub is also flat washable paint but it is not as easy to clean as Suprema.
Versaglo is a semi-gloss paint that works well for the walls in the areas where protection against moisture or high traffic is desired such as: kitchen, bathroom, laundry room.
Spartaglo is a quality semi-gloss paint that is good for painting doors, baseboards and trim. It is slightly more expensive than the Versaglo but it covers better and fewer coats will be needed.