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Old 06-22-2010, 12:53 PM   #1
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Behr Premium Plus or S/W Super Paint?


We just received a bid from a painter to do the outside of our house, not the cheapest, but I really liked his approach to prep, 2 coats, etc. He spec'd the bid with Behr Premium Plus Ultra. Based upon what I've read and my own personal experiences, I told him I prefered to stay away from Behr. He said he'd do the job using Sherwin Williams Super Paint if I wanted for the same money. He then told me he's been using the "Ultra" as of late and feels it is a very good product, better than the Super Paint and comparable to Duration (which I find a bit of a stretch). I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with the "Ultra product. As I left it with him, he'd agreed to go with the Super Paint... but I am left wondering if the Behr might indeed be better. He had 2 pages of typed references, and has been painting for over 20 years. It's "possible" the gentleman has just a little more knowledge than I. I appreciate any input, thank you.

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Behr has a terrible reputation relative to SW and BM. I'd feel much better with SW Superpaint.

Maybe Behr finally produced a decent paint but there's no way I'd risk it given their tainted reputation.

I'm surprised a professional painter would put up with shopping at Home Crapo??? Does he drive a station wagon and is he a school teacher on summer vacation?

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We just received a bid from a painter to do the outside of our house, not the cheapest, but I really liked his approach to prep, 2 coats, etc. He spec'd the bid with Behr Premium Plus Ultra. Based upon what I've read and my own personal experiences, I told him I prefered to stay away from Behr. He said he'd do the job using Sherwin Williams Super Paint if I wanted for the same money. He then told me he's been using the "Ultra" as of late and feels it is a very good product, better than the Super Paint and comparable to Duration (which I find a bit of a stretch). I'm wondering if anyone has had any experience with the "Ultra product. As I left it with him, he'd agreed to go with the Super Paint... but I am left wondering if the Behr might indeed be better. He had 2 pages of typed references, and has been painting for over 20 years. It's "possible" the gentleman has just a little more knowledge than I. I appreciate any input, thank you.
I can personally tell you that SW SuperPaint is a great product, we have used it for years and apply a few hundred gallons of it through out a year, our work is warranted and we have never had SuperPaint fail on any substrate we have put it on, including aluminum, vinyl, hardiboard and masonery. Doese the Behr contain 100% acrylic binders? I would even say that SW A100 is better than Behr, and that's a lower grade
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"better to leave the walls bare than put Behr on the walls"
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There is a post in here from a Behr rep saying thy addressed the issues with Behr paint. Nothing could be further from the truth. Behr is the same ole crap it has been for a while. Go with the super paint.
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Thanks for the input. I pretty much knew Behr would get blasted, and more importantly that Super Paint is a solid product with a long standing history of success. Again, just wanted to make sure I wasn't "missing" some new technological break through. While I do "trust" this contractor, I have a sneaking suspicion he's been swept off his feet by a Behr rep and is probably getting a great deal on the new "ultra". That said, he is going to use Super Paint on the job, for the same money, and same coats/prep work. Thanks Again!
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Thanks for the input. I pretty much knew Behr would get blasted, and more importantly that Super Paint is a solid product with a long standing history of success. Again, just wanted to make sure I wasn't "missing" some new technological break through. While I do "trust" this contractor, I have a sneaking suspicion he's been swept off his feet by a Behr rep and is probably getting a great deal on the new "ultra". That said, he is going to use Super Paint on the job, for the same money, and same coats/prep work. Thanks Again!
With the SuperPaint he will have to spot prime as needed prior to applying the top coat and two coats of paint are recommended. .

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