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Prissy 05-29-2009 01:27 PM

benjaminmoore paint?
 
Is benjaminmoore paint considered as high quality paint?

Matthewt1970 05-29-2009 03:41 PM

Absolute Yes.

Prissy 05-29-2009 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Matthewt1970 (Post 280209)
Absolute Yes.

Where's the cheapest place I can buy Benjammoore paints?

slickshift 05-29-2009 05:43 PM

For Interiors...
 
Benjamin Moore, like most other brands, has multiple lines of paint
Even their "cheapest", the "builder's quality" Super Hide line is pretty good (for what it is), but I'd only suggest that for commercial use really (like apts that get repainted every year anyway)...it's simply not as good for home re-paints (color, wear and tear, wash-ability etc.)

Really I'd suggest (at least) the premium Regal line-it's better for those reasons and more

If that's too spendy for you, I'd recommend the ben line
Technically not as good as the Regal line, but still better than the Super Hide (or any other "commercial/builder's" or DIY-focused cheap paints)

They have many other lines that have their own attributes
But as you didn't mention any real needs or desires, I won't get into those
(like painting over fresh plaster, or you have 3 dogs and 2 little kids and need wash-ability, or are doing a deep color over a light or just a deep rich color, or need to get the room back in service ASAP, want it to last as long as possible, or would like an eco-friendly "green" paint, etc.)
If it seems confusing, well...it's sort of like walking into a Toyota Dealership and saying, "I'd like a blue Toyota"
Your needs and desires...and budget will determine whether a Corolla, Prius, Camry, RAV4, or Tacoma is better for you

You will only find BM paints at local independant dealers
They are not factory owned or carried by national chains

poppameth 05-30-2009 11:16 AM

Unfortunately, locally owned includes a huge number of Ace Hardware stores which also carry BM.

Prissy 06-01-2009 08:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slickshift (Post 280294)
Benjamin Moore, like most other brands, has multiple lines of paint
Even their "cheapest", the "builder's quality" Super Hide line is pretty good (for what it is), but I'd only suggest that for commercial use really (like apts that get repainted every year anyway)...it's simply not as good for home re-paints (color, wear and tear, wash-ability etc.)

Really I'd suggest (at least) the premium Regal line-it's better for those reasons and more

If that's too spendy for you, I'd recommend the ben line
Technically not as good as the Regal line, but still better than the Super Hide (or any other "commercial/builder's" or DIY-focused cheap paints)

They have many other lines that have their own attributes
But as you didn't mention any real needs or desires, I won't get into those
(like painting over fresh plaster, or you have 3 dogs and 2 little kids and need wash-ability, or are doing a deep color over a light or just a deep rich color, or need to get the room back in service ASAP, want it to last as long as possible, or would like an eco-friendly "green" paint, etc.)
If it seems confusing, well...it's sort of like walking into a Toyota Dealership and saying, "I'd like a blue Toyota"
Your needs and desires...and budget will determine whether a Corolla, Prius, Camry, RAV4, or Tacoma is better for you

You will only find BM paints at local independant dealers
They are not factory owned or carried by national chains

Thanks very helpful opinions :thumbsup:

chrisn 06-02-2009 05:01 AM

Thanks very helpful opinions


Not opinions, just the facts mam.:laughing:

4ThGeneration 06-02-2009 08:07 PM

My family has used BM for over 40 years on high end homes like the ones you find in TPC Sawgrass as well as the shot gun homes. Never a problem when you use the higher end quality.

Every Paint manufacturer creates different lines to attract all walks of life, so every brand carries a libe that is not as much quality based as it is for the blow n go guys.

They are individually owned, so prices may vary with the amount you buy to how well you know the owner. We used to get BM Moorglo about $7 cheaper per gallon than the rest of the contractors because my Grandpa was best friends with the owner and was his first contractor to buy from him. Some things will never be the same.

Jeanne72 06-03-2009 12:35 PM

It is great. We painted the exterior trim on our house 15 yrs ago with BM at the same time our neighbors did. They used some Home Improvement store brand. They just started their 3rd repaint and our BM still looks as good as the day it went on. We always ask for the best product for whatever we are painting. Worth a few more dollars in the long run. We only paint when we want to change color... never because of a bad finish or look. ALSO... their staff is always knowledgable and able to help answer any questions or offer options for your project. My local store has even opened products and demonstrated application techniques...not the kind of service you can find anymore. I am sold on BM products.

4ThGeneration 06-03-2009 04:23 PM

We only paint when we want to change color... never because of a bad finish or look. .[/quote]


If you had a bad finish on your home you would not try and correct it or make the person who painted it to fix it?

I am just trying to get a grasp on what you said.

Jeanne72 07-03-2009 09:47 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 4ThGeneration (Post 282322)
We only paint when we want to change color... never because of a bad finish or look. .


If you had a bad finish on your home you would not try and correct it or make the person who painted it to fix it?

I am just trying to get a grasp on what you said.[/quote]

I guess I was not clear... sorry. I meant we have never had a bad finish... and never had peeling cracking or fading with BM paints. I should have said... it not for wanting to change a color occasionally, we may never repaint around here. And we do use the top of the line BM paint that is appropriate for the project. Bottom line... when it comes to paint... I think it is worth while to spend a little more per gallon and get a lasting finish that you will be happy with for a long time.

chrisn 07-03-2009 05:39 PM

. I think it is worth while to spend a little more per gallon and get a lasting finish that you will be happy with for a long time. :thumbsup:

I wish all home owners thought like that!


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