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Old 03-18-2008, 09:22 PM   #1
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I am painting new walls in a basement with windows and what to know what is the best paint to use. The walls have been primed before texturing and will be primed with color after texturing. I have heard that Behr paint is a very good but fades in sunlight? I am hoping to cover with one coat with an airless sprayer, and help?


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Old 03-19-2008, 01:56 AM   #2
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Behr is the devil.

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Old 03-19-2008, 08:53 AM   #3
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What does that mean...the devil?
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Old 03-19-2008, 08:29 PM   #4
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It's a huge steaming pile of marketing

Trust me, go with any premium line from Ben Moore, Sherwin Williams, Pittsburgh, California, Pratt & Lambert, C2...
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Old 03-20-2008, 08:21 AM   #5
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From what I see on the internet paint is like Ford & Chevy, everybody has a different opinion????? Some love it others hate it. Is there really that much differences in paint?
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From what I see on the internet paint is like Ford & Chevy, everybody has a different opinion????? Some love it others hate it. Is there really that much differences in paint?

that's what these guys are saying. I had never heard this before joining this forumn. I've always used Behr and I guess not having experienced the others, thought it was fine. I've said here once, my next paint job I am going to buy a gallon of sherwin Williams and see for myself which I prefer. My walls look great with Behr on them, but I'm curious to see what all the hooplaa is all about.
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From what I see on the internet paint is like Ford & Chevy, everybody has a different opinion????? Some love it others hate it. Is there really that much differences in paint?
Well...yes...and yes...

The differences between similar products, such as Ben Moore's Regal and Sherwin Williams Cashmere are "personal"
In other words, in that particular example, that would be the Ford truck vs. Chevy truck thing
They act different ways, but essentially are comparable products, one not really 'better" than the other
One may suit someone better than the other, but they are both full sized trucks of similar quality and price

Paint is, however, one of the things where you do tend to get what you pay for
And there is a huge difference between some products
All paint is not created equal
...by any stretch of the imagination
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I am painting new walls in a basement with windows...I am hoping to cover with one coat with an airless sprayer...
You really want two coats on there
It will last longer, protect better...
There is no such thing as a true "one coat" paint
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Behr and Valspar are more like a Kia and a Hyundai respectively. But when you move to Ben Moore and SW, you're moving into Mercedes and BMW territory. They'll all get you from point A to B, but you're going to enjoy driving the Mercedes more, and you probably won't worry about breaking down along the way.
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From what I see on the internet paint is like Ford & Chevy, everybody has a different opinion????? Some love it others hate it. Is there really that much differences in paint?
YES, YES and YES. What makes it seem like so many people think Behr, and Lowes brands also, is great stuff, is that a majority of posts in HO orientated forums are from homeowners, who have very limited experience with different brands of paints, thus no real basis for comparison.

Look through the sites for replies and opinions from professional painters, and you will see a very common thought..."run from both of them". Stick with Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams, and you will save yourself a lot of grief, and get a much better looking job.
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There is no such thing as a true "one coat" paint
AMEN. May the force be with you. . Also do not believe other lies on the paint can, like how many sf of coverage you willl get from one gallon, and ready to recoat in one hour.
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Trust me. From experience I have tried alot of BHER products.

Benjaman Moore is the tops. What you will spend to do numerous coats of BHER, you will save with one coat of BM. Take it to the bank.....
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People talk about "how easy Behr goes on". It goes on easy because it's watered down. Go with F&H if it's available in your area. Or MAB or Sherwin.
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AMEN. May the force be with you. . Also do not believe other lies on the paint can, like how many sf of coverage you willl get from one gallon, and ready to recoat in one hour.

Or my favorite " self priming"
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The best paint is Benjamin Moore by far and for one coat go with thier new paint Aura

http://www.myaurapaint.com/


Best stuff in the 10 years of my career in Paint Contracting!!!!!!!!

I need to do an article on this product on my blog because this stuff is incredible.

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