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Old 12-21-2007, 10:43 PM   #16
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My best advice is to ask the contractor what kind of paint they are using and then call your local paint supply store to determine the quality. In order to get an apples-to-apples comparison between the two brands of paint, ask the paint supply store what type of Sherwin Williams paint your Glidden paint is comparable to.

The brand doesn't mean diddly. It is the particular line of paint you need to look at.

And don't forget to paint your shutters

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Old 12-22-2007, 01:20 PM   #17
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Per the above, make sure the prep work is done properly.

Also, as per the above, Glidden makes good paint for some of their upper lines. For example the Endurance line is very good, it was rated very high by Consumer Reports, but it also costs about $10 more per gallon than their low-end lines.

Most painters are committed to 1, maybe 2, manufacturers. There are benefits to that loyalty in terms of rebates, discounts for volume purchasing, etc. Your guy may be doing it for that reason or his bid may have been based on the lowest price paint he could buy at the time & it turned out to be a low-end Glidden paint.

Found out which Glidden paint line it is & post back.

Being on a very tight budget & wanting to use the best exterior paint do not exactly go hand-in-hand. However, in the scheme of things it may not be that far off given this is painting. Say the house requires 30 gallons of exterior paint. The cheapest you can buy is probably in the $16/gallon range. That's $480. For $300 more ($26/gallon) you can buy a very good exterior paint.

I don't know your situation, but assume the overall cost (depending on prep requirements) is in the $3,000 range, an extra $300 for a very good paint is only 10% more. Given that painting cost is mostly labor it is usually better to pay more for a better paint since it will outlast & perform better than the cheaper ones.
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Old 11-30-2010, 12:57 AM   #18
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I am having the exterior of my house painted. My house is a 90 year old arts and crafts style house mostly wood and brick foundation. I want sherman williams but my paint company wants glidden. Of course to cut corners I'm sure. Does anybody out there know about the quality and difference of the 2. I feel this foreman over the paint company is a little bit of a bully esp. since I am a single woman that has been feeding her kids roman noodles for a year in order to save the money to do this..so the budget is tight...If anyone has any suggestions please holla back ASAP.
obviously you don't trust your painter. get a new painter there's to many short cut you can make that's worse than cheep paint. if he appears to be pushy now. he'll be worse on the job. if you get hustled it your fault. when you think the sines are there. don't be threatened
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:00 AM   #19
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I am having the exterior of my house painted. My house is a 90 year old arts and crafts style house mostly wood and brick foundation. I want sherman williams but my paint company wants glidden. Of course to cut corners I'm sure. Does anybody out there know about the quality and difference of the 2. I feel this foreman over the paint company is a little bit of a bully esp. since I am a single woman that has been feeding her kids roman noodles for a year in order to save the money to do this..so the budget is tight...If anyone has any suggestions please holla back ASAP.
If he's using the New Glidden Professional line you will have no worries. It recently change from ICI/Dulux to Glidden Professional. I've used their Fortis 450 latex exterior paint for years with excellent results. It's just as good if not better then Sherwin Williams Duration at about $12.00 less per gallon.
https://www.gliddenprofessional.com/...ity/Fortis_450
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Old 11-30-2010, 06:08 AM   #20
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SW over Glidden EVERYDAY. Spec Sherwin Williams and the painter will have no choice. Either Sw Superpaint or Duration. If he balks offer to pay the difference between his Glidden price and the SW price. Make sure he's being straightforward on his prices!
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Old 11-30-2010, 07:07 AM   #21
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obviously you don't trust your painter. get a new painter there's to many short cut you can make that's worse than cheep paint. if he appears to be pushy now. he'll be worse on the job. if you get hustled it your fault. when you think the sines are there. don't be threatened
Holy necro-thread batman! This thread is about three years old! I'm pretty sure that the OP has made up his mind by now.
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Old 12-01-2010, 07:05 AM   #22
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Holy necro-thread batman! This thread is about three years old! I'm pretty sure that the OP has made up his mind by now.
Ha, I didn't even notice that.
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Old 10-05-2011, 02:50 PM   #23
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I've really begun to like the PPG Sun-Proof® Exterior Paints, and or the ppg stuff in general, of course preping the surface is a big part of the deal,don't try to fill holes with paint, use a wood filler, smooth and sand.
Painted my last 2 homes with PPG. The resin paint seems to be what makes it so good, not to mention no odor.I've used other paint brands but the PPG paint,for me was the best, worked really well in shaded damp areas, but of course make sure wood is dry before you paint.

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