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Old 03-24-2010, 10:38 PM   #31
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His formula was for for 1 coat. For a brick house like you describe five gallons of primer and ten gallons of top coat should do. It sounds like he only planned on one finish coat. I assume you are not painting the brick.
Not planning to paint the brick, just the columns, wood trim and overhead areas of my carport and front porch.

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Old 03-25-2010, 01:31 AM   #32
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Hey, neighbor, sounds like you have the right guy lined up. Which Ben Moore product does he plan to use? Moorglow?
Above 50 degrees is good for most paints. Nighttime humidity won't be a big factor as long as the paint has a chance to skin over before dark. 48 and fog would concern me a little, though. You must be near the back bay. 42 and partly cloudy at my house last night, six blocks from Long Beach harbor. Looking at the extended forecast, low 70s/low 50s, I think we've finally turned the corner into spring, so all you need is a couple dry days.
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Here is where I came up with the Valspar

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Hi, I wouldn't wait too long to prime & paint the replaced areas. Next day if possible. If you go to http://www.valspar.com/products/prod...max_Paint.html you can check out more info and they also have a tech line to call them for any addt'l questions you may have. Sounds like you may need to get the issues corrected by seperate contractors and then hire out the painting job. I hope this helps you with your projects.

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I would also recommend 1 coat of oil primer and 2 top coats of finish, that is the industry standard. 2 coats of primer is just a waste of $. The Ben Moore product would be a very good choice.
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Hey, neighbor, sounds like you have the right guy lined up. Which Ben Moore product does he plan to use? Moorglow?
Above 50 degrees is good for most paints. Nighttime humidity won't be a big factor as long as the paint has a chance to skin over before dark. 48 and fog would concern me a little, though. You must be near the back bay. 42 and partly cloudy at my house last night, six blocks from Long Beach harbor. Looking at the extended forecast, low 70s/low 50s, I think we've finally turned the corner into spring, so all you need is a couple dry days.
I'm about 3 miles north of the beach and less than a mile from Back Bay or the Biloxi Bay. I just woke up to thunder, rain is on the way which is a good thing I'm not having someone paint today. I think the guy coming out Saturday did mention Moorglow, not sure though. He did say 2 coats of primer followed up by 2 coats of finish paint. What's the difference between low luster satin and low gloss finish? Are they the same? I was checking out Benjamin Moore's website last night and both were mentioned. Their website has a cool color sampler imaging system, they have about 10 styles of homes, pick one and you can see what difference colors look like on the house, cool feature. They also have a paint calculator but it's geared for calculating how much paint will be needed to paint a room. Will the primer coat be the same shade as the finish coat or will it be white in most cases?
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The low gloss gives a little more shine than the satin. Looks good on trim. As Chris noted, one coat of primer is usually all that's necessary. You might ask why you were quoted two. Only reason I can think of would be if the first coat is a build coat he plans to sand to level the surface, then apply the second as a bond coat. You should end up with a glass smooth finish if he takes that approach.
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The low gloss gives a little more shine than the satin. Looks good on trim. As Chris noted, one coat of primer is usually all that's necessary. You might ask why you were quoted two. Only reason I can think of would be if the first coat is a build coat he plans to sand to level the surface, then apply the second as a bond coat. You should end up with a glass smooth finish if he takes that approach.
So if you were painting the trim around the house near the roof, front porch columns, carport columns, overhead area of my carport and front porch you would recommend "satin" rather than "low luster"? I definitely don't want flat, I want a little gloss but not high gloss. My neighbor across the street has a red brick house with a grey roof and her house is painted in white trim but it's "high" gloss to the point that it still looks wet, personally I don't like it, you can almost see yourself in it. Now if we were discussing painting the inside of a house, my walls are flat finish, ceiling is flat ceiling white, my trim in a room be it a bedroom, living room, etc. is all painted in a semi-gloss which looks good. My bathrooms are painted in a special semi-gloss to repel moisture and my kitchen is painted in another kind of semi-gloss which makes it easy to clean, grease, etc. from cooking in the kitchen.
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I had the house painted in September 2011 and the painter used Sherwin Williams paint; it was either satin or low luster but it isn't flat and it looks good. The paint has a lifetime guarantee and it was pricey; $55.00 a gallon.
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There used to be a paint brand Coronado that was made in Fla. for the conditions in Fla . heat , humidity, scorching sun, but it was bought out by Ben Moore, There is a paint called Porter that is a Southern paint. But to be honest as a painter I would be comfortable with either SW or Ben Moore product since I live in Fla. and use both all the time.
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I had another painter paint the inside of my house a few years before Hurricane Katrina hit in August 2005 and the other painter used Benjamin Moore paints and it's a good paint and it still looks good inside. I tried to get him to paint the outside of my house but he had retired from the business so I contacted the roofing company who replaced the roof on my house after Hurricane Katrina and the roofing company hooked me up with a very good painter who as I mentioned before preferred to use Sherwin Williams paint which I believe was $10.00 a gallon cheaper than Benjamin Moore's best exterior latex house paint with a lifetime guarantee.
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Well, for what it is worth, I just checked with Consumer Reports for you and their Best Buys are Behr Premium Plus and Glidden Premium, both avaliable at Home Depot. User reviews are mixed on the Behr. One said that the white did not cover the old white in one coat...very unusual, both users say that it is a bear to clean and one even said he threw away his equipment after painting with the Behr.

No customer reviews on the Glidden. Sherman Williams did not get a best buy on any of it's paints. Glidden is $21 a gallon and Sherman William is $63. I think I would use the Glidden. I looked at the Behr for interior use in Gulf Shores, Alabama but people either love it or hate it, either one star or five star so I decided to stay away from it. Hope this helps.
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Damn man you'r way over thinking this. I live in Fla and am a painter Go get a good quality paint (regardless of what Consumer Reports say) and paint your house.
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Well it's just been 14 months since my house was painted but I have been very pleased with the way the paint job turned out. There was a lot of prep work which had to be done before the house was painted; sanding; scraping; pressure washing; replacing a lot of bad wood; jacking up and resetting all of the columns on my house which were shifted by Katrina's winds.

The painter; his helpers and two other guys who dealt with all of the wood work; the entire job from start to finish took almost 3 weeks; weekends not included. Painters and wood workers always have their weekends off but the job got finished just in time because if it had started in early October instead of September it might have been too late to paint. The painter did tell me he could have painted the outside of the house if the temperature was 55F but I'm just glad to have gotten it done in September.
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Damn man you'r way over thinking this. I live in Fla and am a painter Go get a good quality paint (regardless of what Consumer Reports say) and paint your house.
My painter did; he bought Sherwin Williams best exterior latex low luster house paint with a lifetime guarantee at $55.00 a gallon.
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Well, for what it is worth, I just checked with Consumer Reports for you and their Best Buys are Behr Premium Plus and Glidden Premium, both avaliable at Home Depot. User reviews are mixed on the Behr. One said that the white did not cover the old white in one coat...very unusual, both users say that it is a bear to clean and one even said he threw away his equipment after painting with the Behr.

No customer reviews on the Glidden. Sherman Williams did not get a best buy on any of it's paints. Glidden is $21 a gallon and Sherman William is 63. I think I would use the Glidden. I looked at the Behr for interior use in Gulf Shores, Alabama but people either love it or hate it, either one star or five star so I decided to stay away from it. Hope this helps.

CR is a joke, they base there findings on $$ spent not real paint performance

I am painting my home( my BIGGEST investment of a lifetime),
do I spend $20 a gal on cheap no good paint or $50 on a quality product?
The ONLY quality paint @ HD are Zinnser primers,period..........................

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