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Old 07-10-2011, 05:00 PM   #1
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Shopping around for paint, I notice that Sherwin Williams, Lowes (valspar duramax) and Walmart (Glidden) have a 100% acrylic latex paint that is both paint and primer in the same can.

Anyone have any experience with this type of paint?

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here we go again. maybe i should stay out of this one.

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I will try to help you out a bit Mike.

You get what you pay for!!!!!!!!!!!!

The box store paints (HD, Lowes,Walmart) are there for the novices!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even the Cheapest paint from SW or BM will give you better proformance then the high end at the box stores.

If you are going to live with this paint for any time span, do yourself a favor and go with ANYTHING but what the box stores have available.

Price is one thing, but if you are going to live with it for 3 or 4+ years, please think what the small difference in cost is to get something that will look good and last -- not even to mention the ease of application and touch up.

Good, I did not have to add to the I hate Behr thread to get my thoughts in.
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I forgot to address the issue of paint and primer in one. IMHO there is not such an animal. Both have different chemical compoisition. For best results I would use a primer, tinted close to my finish coat, and then do the finish coat. A good primer goes a long way, and after doing the primer the second coat needs a lot less paint. You do have to make sure to back roll or roll LOTS, without pressing on the roller, lol,. It is to late in the day for me to get the right words> There are some great tips about rolling and what rollers to use here on this site. JSheridan, I think is the one who has WONDERFUL input as far as the process in doing a good paint job.

Do some more searching on this site and you will get some great advice!!!!!
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I will try to help you out a bit Mike.

You get what you pay for!!!!!!!!!!!!

The box store paints (HD, Lowes,Walmart) are there for the novices!!!!!!!!!!!!

Even the Cheapest paint from SW or BM will give you better performance then the high end at the box stores.

If you are going to live with this paint for any time span, do yourself a favor and go with ANYTHING but what the box stores have available.

Price is one thing, but if you are going to live with it for 3 or 4+ years, please think what the small difference in cost is to get something that will look good and last -- not even to mention the ease of application and touch up.

Good, I did not have to add to the I hate Behr thread to get my thoughts in.
i here you m but remember they dont get the prices we do. am a s/w guy but if i did not get my prices id go big box in a minuet.valspare contractor 2000 about 22 dollars rocks
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ANY acrylic based paint can make the primer claim. DO YOU KNOW WHAT A PRIMER DOES? It can do about 5 or 8 very different things- each solving a different problem. Unless you can answer this question , you need more info.
All that claim says is it can cover mud. The easiest of all primer problems. Other than that- nope.
If your repainting over existing, you probably don't need a primer, so of course it will work! dah.
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not all behr paints are created equal, some are worse than others. the problem i have with behr is that they market it as a superior product and price it as one too. there are much better paints on the market for the same price or even a lower price. the product data sheets are very vague and could possibly confuse the average DIY person that they maket toward. paint and primer in one data sheets show recommended primer/systems for certain applications such as an oil primer or primer sealer for new plaster,drywall or tannins under the section "properly prepared surfaces" and then go on to say(2 coats minimum required on new or uncoated surfaces). 2 coats of what? primer? finish paint after primer? this does not look like a "paint and primer in one" to me. to me it looks like you may need 2 coats of primer and 2 or more coats of finish paint. the only place that i can find where it says 2 coats of paint only, is over properly prepared painted surfaces. that can be achieved with most paints anyway when priming is not needed. does this make all paints " paint and primer in one"? if this were a true paint and primer in one, you would assume that you would use one coat as a primer and two coats as a finish over any surface like the advertising suggest. it is not marketed that way and the data sheets do not support this either.
this was posted in another forum but it applies here too.
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ANY acrylic based paint can make the primer claim. DO YOU KNOW WHAT A PRIMER DOES? It can do about 5 or 8 very different things- each solving a different problem. Unless you can answer this question , you need more info.
All that claim says is it can cover mud. The easiest of all primer problems. Other than that- nope.
If your repainting over existing, you probably don't need a primer, so of course it will work! dah.
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i know, i know! some paints will only bond to certain surfaces(aluminum). adding a primer(etching primer) that will bond to that certain surface(aluminum) will create a new surface that will allow the desired finish paint that would normally not bond to this surface have something to bite to. thank you, no problem.... any other questions???? do we need more examples?
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When doing our near whole house remodel year before last, I was recommended by the guy I had helping with drywall to use Dunn Edwards primer and paint in one. This over new drywall, existing painted drywall, and lots of drywall patching (several interior walls were removed - leaving lots of gashes to fix). We applied just two coats - using 15 gallons. It covered great, went on great, and lools great. This year have a room addition project and additional remodeling - planning to use the same from Dunn Edwards again.
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When doing our near whole house remodel year before last, I was recommended by the guy I had helping with drywall to use Dunn Edwards primer and paint in one. This over new drywall, existing painted drywall, and lots of drywall patching (several interior walls were removed - leaving lots of gashes to fix). We applied just two coats - using 15 gallons. It covered great, went on great, and lools great. This year have a room addition project and additional remodeling - planning to use the same from Dunn Edwards again.
im sure it does look good. but the real question IS? how well is it bonded? what were your results or how well did it perform according to ASTM D3359-09 on the product data sheets for paint adhesion testing and performance standards that most quality paints are tested and subject to for performance over certain surfaces. just curious!

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im sure it does look good. but the real question IS? how well is it bonded? what were your results or how well did it perform according to ASTM D3359-09 and ASTM D7234-05 on the product data sheets for paint adhesion testing and performance standards that most quality paints are tested and subject to for performance over certain surfaces. just curious!
Stand by while I get that data for you.

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For the umpteenth time. Primers, underlays and paint are different animals. They do not, nor will they ever come in the same can. If you buy into the nonsense you are falling for pure, unsubstantiated marketing hype.
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Primers need a certain percentage of ingredients to work properly. Paints need a certain percentage of different ingredients to work properly. You do the math.
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And there is no way a nice alkyd primer or enamel underlay suspended in oil base solvents is going to work in the same can as a superior 100 percent acrylic latex used as a finish coat! Mixing oil and water that way? You would end up with a muddy looking version of this...

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I've used Behr in my home for years and I have NEVER had paint fall off my walls for lack of adhesion. I've used Walmart brand in my home too and again, NEVER had the paint fall off the walls. It looks AS GOOD NOW at it did 3 years ago when I put it on the walls. It cleans up great and I didn't have to pay $35 a gallon. And IF it fails for some unknown reason in another 3 years, I'm sure by that time I'll be sick of the color and ready to change it anyway.

And yes, SW is fine paint, if you're looking to spend a small fortune. If Behr gave deep contractor discounts everyone would be using it. People use the brand who saves them the most money.

As for DIY'ers, as this site IS-- there's nothing wrong with Behr, Glidden, Color Place or Valspar.

No one has answered the question: HAVE YOU TRIED IT?
Paint and Primer in one paints are THICK. They go on thick and usually don't require a second coat. If you want to paint with it, do it. It's YOUR house, no one elses. No one on this site will give you an objective opinion on the subject-- just their emotional reactions to the question.

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