At Paint Oasis, we primarily use Benjamin Moore paints however after being in the painting business for15 years I have had a chance to try a lot of different paint products, in this blog post I will talk about my favourite products and why I like them.

Ultra Spec 500 – Benjamin Moore

This paint ss perfect If you are on a budget, looking to paint a rental property or are freshening up before selling. It is an excellent paint for the price, we have used it in both commercial and residential paint jobs. It provides great coverage, it handles well and it’s not too smelly.

Lifemaster – Dulux

Another affordable, low odor choice that it provides great coverage and a great finish. It is perfect for all kinds of paint jobs.

Regal Select – Benjamin Moore

This is one of our favourites, we particularly like the matte finish which is washable, mildew resistant, self leveling and provides great coverage.


Is a great choice if you are concerned out paint fumes. We find it covers and handles well. Natura is now certified as asthma and allergy friendly paint, it is certified as zero VOC and zero emissions

Advance – Benjamin Moore

This is by far the best waterborne Alkyd paint that we have used. It levels to a smooth finish, it is durable and has the appearance of an oil paint when it drys. It is pretty much all we use for doors, trim, base boards and cabinets.

Farrow and Ball Paints

On the green paint front this is an excellent choice. This clay based paint comes in a great colour palette and there is, for real, no odor. It applies well, although a little extra care is required because of the lack of preservatives. The matte finish is beautiful, I highly recommend this paint.

Fat Paint Company

This chalk paint product is fantastic for painting furniture. We can revitalize your old pieces for you if you like or maybe it’s time to take up a new hobby! If you are looking for some painting tips, the Fat Paint folks offer workshops.