Can switching paint brands really save you money?

by | Mar 8, 2021 | Case study


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Figure 1: 36% less paint was required to complete the project when using Hanford+Green



After the painting was completed, the hotel chain told us that they were able to have the Hanford+Green rooms back in service the same evening.

This was thanks to a combination of faster drying times and the paint having a very low odour.

The rooms painted with the leading brands however, had too strong a smell and had to remain out of service for 24 hours.

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Figure 2: Due to the exceptional recoat times of under 1 hour and the fact that the 100% water based formula has virtually zero odour. When using Hanford+Green paints, the hotel chain was able to get the rooms back in service the same day.


Other findings

Following the initial experiment, we left the hotel chain with some more paint to use for their on-going maintenance.


After several weeks of testing the hotel chain reported back to us the following unexpected benefits:

  • Due to the excellent opacity of the paint, they found that only 1 coat was needed on the woodwork. Saving them an average of 1 hour in labour costs per room.
  • When using our paint, they were able to clean and/or touch up areas far easier, often having the room back in service within 1 hour. From this they predicted they could potentially extend the maintenance cycle of each room by up to 1 year.
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Figure 3: The phenomenal opacity and durability of the Hanford+Green paint meant the hotel saw a reduction in labour costs and an extended maintenance cycle


With all these factors combined, it was estimated that the hotel chain could save over £3m per year simply by switching paint brands.




This test proved that on larger commercial projects using traditional ‘off the shelf’ paints is not the most cost effective solution.

Instead, products such as Hanford+Green’s acrylic paint range can offer substantial savings of both time and money.


What next?


To find out if using Hanford+Green paints can reduce your on-going maintenance costs, get in touch.

Email: [email protected]

Or call: 01794 514949

Ask for a free paint consultation. We will arrange a time to suit you, to discuss your unique requirements. We will then generate a free report to say whether or not you could save money by switching paint brands.

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