Painting high-traffic interiors less often.

Posted on February 12, 2020

We are often called upon to paint high-traffic public buildings such as schools, hospitals, and gyms. In most cases, we recommend scuff-resistant interior paint to ensure the paint stays as fresh-looking for as long as possible. Amazing videos online show hockey players hitting hockey pucks into walls painted with scuff-resistant paint, testing the durability of these strong coatings.

Scuff-resistant paint is a bit more expensive than other paints, but the cost savings of using scuff-resistant paint in your high-traffic area comes when you don’t have to keep repainting the surface every year as it gets marked and dinged.

Our Commercial Clients have found that scuff-resistant paint is great for their common areas, tight spaces, and small public bathrooms where crowds of people can constantly bump into the walls.  Our residential Clients love scuff-resistant paint in their homes with young children who bump the walls with their bodies and toys.

Where should I consider using scuff-resistant paint?

We decided on scuff-resistant paint for this mudroom which supports 4 active teenage boys and their hockey equipment!

Home and Residential Uses of Scuff-Resistant Paint:

Hallways – especially if you have young children
Basement walls
“Active” children’s rooms






Using scuff-resistant paint on gym walls prevents having to paint repeatedly.

Commercial Uses of Scuff-Resistant Paint:

Gym walls
Public hallways
Retail spaces
Small areas where people and items might bump against the walls a lot (think ladies’ room at a crowded Boston bar).

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