Is PPG Speedhide Eggshell a Good Value? 

                            Contractors say yes, and here’s why.

 

gallon of PPG Speedhide eggshell

 

 

Contractors have been buying PPG Speedhide Eggshell for decades.  And now it is time for a professional review of PPG Speedhide Eggshell by master painter David Klappenberger.  We will put this paint through some rigorous tests and see how it compares to other mid-grade paints such as Sherwin Williams  Promar 200  or Ben Moore Super Spec.

Coverage of PPG Speedhide Eggshell

The coverage of PPG Speedhide Eggshell was excellent.  It covered a multitude of colors, including white and red in one coat.

 

Painter painting speedhide

Grade 10 out of 10

Workability 8 out of 10

The ease that paint spreads across is significant, considering that even with wall paint, a gallon of it can last several hours to all day.  Paints that drag or are hard to work with can add 30% more time to a job and make the experience of painting unpleasant.  Hard to believe -I know!

Speedhide Eggshell is an easy paint to work with, but it does not spread as far or as quickly as mid-grade paints.  With one dip of the brush, I could spread about 20″ of Speedhide Eggshell before I needed to dip again.  Promar 200 can extend approximately 24-28 with one dip.”

Grade 10 out of 10

Workability 8 out of 10

The ease that paint spreads across is significant, considering that even with wall paint, a gallon of it can last several hours to all day.  Paints that drag or are hard to work with can add 30% more time to a job and make the experience of painting unpleasant.  Hard to believe -I know!

Speedhide Eggshell is an easy paint to work with, but it does not spread as far or as quickly as mid-grade paints.  With one dip of the brush, I could spread about 20″ of Speedhide Eggshell before I needed to dip again.  Promar 200 can extend approximately 24-28 with one dip.”

Grade 10 out of 10

Durability

Not only was the Speedhide Eggshell able to handle the degreaser, but all the stains disappeared as well. And when the wall dried, there was no evidence of cleaning.  With many paints, burnishing of the walls can occur.  This eggshell paint showed no alterations from the cleaning.

Durability 10 out of 10

Speedhide  Eggshell Review and conclusion

One complaint about Speedhide Eggshell, and most eggshell paints, if you touch-up walls instead of cleaning them, you may be able to see a difference in sheen.  When additional coats are applied, the paint sheen can increase slightly.  The areas that get touched up are shiner, and the wall’s overall effect can look patchy.

The solution is to paint the wall from top to bottom or repaint the entire wall from corner to corner.  Flat paints do not have this issue, all other sheens can.

Until recently, eggshell paints needed to be primed when painting bare drywall or repaired spackle spots.  This process ensured even coverage.  Today that is not always necessary.  Painting contractors who use Speed hide Eggshell directly on the walls and are skipping the priming process altogether.  What a time and money saver!

The value of this paint is fantastic.   Painting contractors often can get this paint discounted to $25-$30.00.   There are no substantial disadvantages to this paint,  and that is why contractors love using it.

  • Coverage       10
  • Workability  8
  • Washability  10
  • Durability     10

Overall score 38 out of 40

Where to buy

Big Box Stores like home Depot DO NOT CARRY PPG Speedhide, but rather variations and lesser grades.

Maryland Paint Store for Central MD

Other Paint reviewed by Klappenberger & Son Include:

C2 – Flat

C2- Matte

Eggshell Speedhide PPG

Eggshell Epoxy PPG

PPG Ultralast Matte 

Flat Duration Sherwin Williams

Matte Duration Sherwin Williams

Low Luster Cashmere Sherwin Williams

Satin Duration Sherwin Williams

Sherwin Williams Emerald Flat

Semi-gloss Emerald Sherwin Williams

Gloss Emerald Sherwin Williams 

Semi-Gloss Regal Select and Ben