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Old 12-09-2009, 12:54 PM   #46
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Yup... truer words were never spoken, sprayboy. "Prep" is often quoted as 50% or higher of the quality of a paint job and I haven't seen a good job where there wasn't as much attention paid to it as the rollering itself...

Even a bad paint will look good if there good prep beforehand and if nothing is done to it. I mean it's not as if a cheap paint will disintegrate over the short lifetime of a paint job. No, a 'yellow paint job' will still look like a 'yellow paint job' no matter what the paint was...and only those with the higher standards that come from experience will know for sure, But the average HO won't...and that's what paint marketing companies - and in that group I lump all the box store paints and all the Martha Stewart famous people etc -type lines out there that sell colour-in-a-paint-can -that's how those marketers pay the electricity bill every month.

It's a bit different if you sell professional services for cash...there your reputation, your advanced knowledge and technique oblige you to go with the best. Most of us can't afford not to. Call-backs to me are equivalent to professional purgatory.

It's kind of peculiar, but whenever I'm on a job site I always notice what is being sprayed on the walls. A lot of ProMar 2000, a lot of BM, a lot of other expensive SW colors. I NEVER see a 5 gallon can of Behr, Olympic, or Valspar. I wonder why that is?

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Old 12-09-2009, 01:14 PM   #47
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If I were to manufacture a paint spraying machine, a machine that forces a paint under pressure through a small aperture, I'd certainly spend a lot of time with paint manufacturers to get the proper specifications for the paints I would recommend, and I'd certainly start with those companies who are the largest and who have a real good understanding of paint rheology.

Cheap paints guys who produce cheap paints with variable grind parameters don't have the clout to make me a certain kind of paint just for me and I would run a chance of my machine getting a bad name because of improperly-spec'd paints. On the other hand, the big guys know flow parameters and grind sizes and are big enough that they in turn can purchase a filler with a precise particle size - one that won't clog my machine.

They may already have one on the shelf - after all I'm not the first guy to put a spray-machine on the market, am I?...They have clout. And the bucks to make me a paint that they garantee will work on my machine.

So paint consistency is of paramount importance. And how do you get consistency? repetition and tight quality control. Even a cheap bath-tub batch of ceiling white latex at $1 won't do me any good at all if it clogs every other day...beside the big guys would probably want to help me market my machine if I use their paints exclussively. Sort of a kick-back.

Don't know really, just thinking out loud, But I've been in enough paint research labs to know that the big guys produce the best quality products and that the little guy just doesn't have the muscle.
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I have used both Behr and Valspar paint from lowes and home depot. The stuff is absolute garbage. This was the high end line. I made the mistake of buying this stuff and painting my trim with it. The stuff runs like crazy even when put on very light, come back 20 min later and you will have runs. It also chips farely easy. I would stay away at all costs.

I was introduced to sherwin-williams 400 paint and the stuff is great. Goes on like butter. REAL one coat coverage.

I have a feeling I will be redoing all my trim in the house with SW very soon.

I recently painted my bathroom with SW 400 paint and added 18 oz of mildewcide. I don't know the effectiveness of the mildewcide which is what led me to this site. I dont have any mildew issues just thought it wouldn't hurt to add.

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Old 01-14-2010, 06:10 AM   #49
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Cool.

Look the #1 foe we have to contend with in bathrooms is moisture since this leads us to more problems like mould...so don't forrget in all your treatments of the symptoms, to also attack the problem that being excess humidity in there.


Fans. Add one. Add a bigger one. Or just use it. Or just use it longer. Failing all that, change your habits.

Do that and you won't have a mould problem because you don't have a moisture problem and so you won't have a paint problem.

It's all comes back to H20...I love it!
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I do not normally post to forums, this is an exception.

I recently painted our basement storage area with Zinsser Perma White; walls (drywall), concrete floor, ceiling.

Pros: Covers well. Very good adhesion. Dries fast. Very tough, scrubbable.

Cons: Difficult to apply. I've done a lot of painting, and this stuff is tricky. Will sag and drip very easily. If you use it, plan on at least 3 light coats rather than the 2 that are recommended.

STINK. NOXIOUS/TOXIC. "Low odor??!!" This stuff made me and my wife sick for two days. It must be the mildewicide / fungicide. VERY NASTY.
We have had internal/external exhaust fans on for the last 3 days to get the fumes out of the house.

Unless you have very good ventilation to the outside to let this stuff cure for several days, you may want to consider another paint.

Although it may be a good product in the long run, I would not use it again.

Sorry, Zinsser, I used to like your products.

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Old 04-06-2011, 11:43 AM   #51
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You really don't have much choice over a fungicide that doesn't stink. The very least of which is a 20% bleach mix. Like ammonia? Use the mold-resistant drywall, the cell insulation, Zinsser, and a couple of top-coats and keep the water out. These foreclosures are many times full of mold and you have to be careful with remediation. I'm getting to the point where I may just start a company for this alone.
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Old 04-21-2011, 09:11 AM   #52
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I have found that Scott Paint is the best mildew resistant paint around. They are made in Florida which is a hot ,tropical region and they make paint specifically for that climate. SW and other national brands are made to work in a multitude of areas which are different than Florida. Check them out at www.Scottpaint.com They even have an online store to make a purchase.
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So, every apartment I have lived in gets mildew around the windows, and managment tells me that I should just be able to wash it off. Honestly, I'm tired of cleaning mildew and am contemplating painting around the windows myself. We actually live in a dry climate and air flow seems adequate considering we can open the windows for ventiliation, so I'm not quite sure why the mildew is growing in the first place. My only idea is that 1) we live in dumpy apartments that probably used the cheapest paint on the market, and 2) we run a humidifier in the winter due to respiratory issues. Any suggestions on paint or anything else that might get rid of the notorious mildew would be much appreciated.
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I think Zinnser makes a dry moldicide additive that you can add to any paint. I know they carry it at Menards.
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I can tell you that Valspar's kitchen and bath paint is your best bet for interior applications where mold or mildew is a concern, for exterior you can try Durax, both these paints have somthing called cross linking technology that ensures the hightes protection against mold.
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[quote=JeepDan;874524]I can tell you that Valspar's kitchen and bath paint is your best bet for interior applications where mold or mildew is a concern, for exterior you can try Durax, both these paints have somthing called cross linking technology that ensures thehightes protection against mold.

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