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Old 01-03-2011, 11:31 AM   #16
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Hey Faron,

what brand of paint do you sell?

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Old 01-03-2011, 11:48 PM   #17
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Hello HD & gang,

We have ACE-Royal, Ralph-Lauren, & C2 (a higher-end line, with retails in the mid/upper $40's/gal.).

5 yrs. ago, we used to have a Behr line, "Behr Expressions". This was literally the same paint as Home-Depots had...just labled slightly differently, with the Behr logo. HD's lables were "Behr Premium-Plus". Again...literally the same paint, just 2 different color-libraries. We could call Behr-process for the HD formula's, if someone wanted a HD color made at our store.

Then when HD bought the "Behr" rights, Independent stores had to surrender their "Behr" branded cans, and were given a replacement Behr paint-line called "Expressions Gallery". The Behr logo was no longer on the lables.

Shortly after that, we dropped Behr entirely, took on C2, and haven't looked back! And we again have kind of an "exclusive" on Ralph-Lauren, since HD dropped Ralph for another "Decorator-branded" Behr paint...MS. We actually sold more RL than the HD in town!

>>> My white-base "rant" holds for ANY brand though. A drop-or-three in a white-base doesn't magically make it "cover" better. EPIC Urban-legend crap there!!!

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Old 01-17-2011, 07:43 PM   #18
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Does anyone have an opinion about Frazee Paint? It is a brand that is used in California, Nevada, and Arizona. I am working on closing on a house and all of the interior walls and trim need to be painted before I move in (and replace the flooring/carpet).
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Old 03-12-2012, 07:37 PM   #19
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Just stay away from "contractor grade" paint. It is not uncommon for us to repaint houses after only 6 years because of the low quality paint that is so commonly used by painting contractors. This is so unfortunate because there are paints available today that will last 20+ years when applied correctly by a professional painter.
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What about Para?! I think they are a solid brand.

I agree with a previous post that Behr 'ultra' or whatever their top line is, performs well. I've seen an exterior where it was used years later and it still has a hard, durable finish. Honestly, brand matters less than the particular line. Avoid cheap paints!
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21% selected Behr , 28% selected "Sherman" Williams. My time on this site is done. Good luck all.
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Benjamin Moore tops. Sherwin Williams second. Behr never.
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I don't like the choices.
www.kellymoore.com
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21% selected Behr , 28% selected "Sherman" Williams. My time on this site is done. Good luck all.

Why are you surprised? It IS a DIY site
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Not a pro, but as a DIYer I like some things not on the list. For exterior wood, I don't think anything has worked as well as Cabot (though it's a solid stain not a paint). Ace Royal has also been good to me for some outdoor painting.

Inside, I've tried a lot. Behr, Glidden, Pittsburgh, Benjamin Moore, Valspar. Glidden is probably my favorite and "go to" brand. Pittsburgh makes good ceiling paint, Valspar makes paint I like to use for trim.

After all the rave reviews I read here about BM, I have never been more disappointed in a paint than when I painted the kids' room with BM.
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www.kellymoore.com
Kelly is Benjamin's sister. Just kidding.

I used to use Kelly Moore and Benjamin Moore was second on my list in California. It's great paint, better even than Ben Moore, sold at a bit better price point, but available only through company owned stores and only in Western states---as I remember.

Porter is on the survey list but likewise not easy to find as there are not many stores. There was a store where I lived running a great special so I tried it on one of my own rooms. Results were great and it acted like real paint.

Glidden used to be alright until its foreign parent company box stored the formula. HD is starting to run ads for it more than for BEHRly paint here. I wouldn't touch it.

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I vote Muralo. Their Satin Flow enamel is outstanding for trim.
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Does anyone have an opinion about Frazee Paint? It is a brand that is used in California, Nevada, and Arizona. I am working on closing on a house and all of the interior walls and trim need to be painted before I move in (and replace the flooring/carpet).
it is a member of the Comex group. ithe comex group owns about five small regional paint companies like Frazee, Parker, General Paint etc. if Frazee is anything like Parker paint its good stuff.
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Tough question. For most of my painting career, I have loved Sherwin-Williams paints. Great colors, covered well, nice finish. The last couple years I have seen a decline in their paints........especially in coverage......& their pricing is very high. I have used Valspar with pretty good success. Price is right, coverage is good, and it's a good solid paint brand. I especially like their reds, yellows, (primary colors) that cover way better than anything S-W has. Behr is horrible and I always hear good things about Benny Moore. Overall, I would like to say S-W, but, I'm gonna vote VALSPAR.
Once you try Porter Silken Touch on interiors, you won't use anything else - except possibly Benjamin Moore Aura. Both are a little pricey, but WAY outperform others.

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