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Old 07-22-2009, 07:00 AM   #16
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Pratt & Lambert Pro Hide Gold series of primers and paint will kill Behr in both price and quality even though it is considered a lower grade of paint. I still recall seeing a show on HGTV where they painted a dark brown color on the walls with Behr. Seven coats later they switched paint because it wouldn't cover!

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Old 07-22-2009, 07:26 AM   #17
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I would not rely on solids level of...well anything to establish the difference between a quality product and a lesser quality product. To easy a number to fudge.

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Old 07-22-2009, 08:43 AM   #18
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Wondering about the nap size recommendation of 1/2" if a smooth finished is wanted? Confused again. Most of what I see at Menards is 3/8". Wouldn't the larger naps be used to cover much more textured surfaces? I know you can load a lot more paint on the thicker naps, but we don't really want the paint to look thick on the walls. My husband used a light to check his mudding by seeing the seams, etc. with a shadow from the light. We checked it in natural light, with the regular lighting it will have. His walls seems quite smooth to me except for the tiny pinhole stuff. He's quite particular. He hasn't gotten out the 500 watt floodlight, 'cause who lights a room with 500 watt bulbs?
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Old 07-22-2009, 01:13 PM   #19
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1/2" is fine remember you should be back rolling with a slightly dry roller as you go, this helps to smooth it out some and evenly spread the paint. I don't know what Menards carries as far as rollers but you can find 3/8" - 1" nap sizes at Lowes, Home Depot, True Value, Benjamine Moore, Duron, and Sherwin Williams. I usually use an 18" wide roller in open areas to speed up application. Those should be available at all those locations as well.

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