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Old 10-27-2012, 02:00 PM   #16
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I have been using SW for over 35 years now. I like their Promar 200 line. You can get it in eggshell, or low sheen eggshell. I really like the low sheen eggshell. It looks almost flat, but you can wash it to get rid of smudges, etc. SW's promar line is thier contractor line that they don't usually advertise in their retail flyers. One of the few things I go outside the SW store for is white acrylic enamel for wood trim and doors. I recently used Behr's premium ae and it was much easier to brush, flowed out nice with no flow additives, and ended up working out really nice.
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I like the Behr at home depot. Our company has a account at a local paint store and the house brand is bm. The employees are excellent, when I need to have something custom mixed, they do it old school by eye and comes out perfect every time.
So I do like to use them for special needs.

We have a few customers that specify they want sw, I have painted with it also.

If there is no customer preference, we suggest behr, it has good coverage, rolls on smooth. Beats the crap out of others on price.
I have had only one can of bad paint from them, when I returned it. They looked at it and was a off the shelf white with no custom mixing, they were certain someone bought it and added something and then returned it.
But was only complaint I ever had using behr.

In consumer reports it is always ranked highly, depends on how much you rely on others reports.
But with all the brands I have used, I could not see where spending the price for the other paints was worth it.
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Behr comes out ranking really low in most actual paint industry studies and reports. Such studies are usually oriented to actual paint quality, durability, washability and so forth and without price point factored in. O'Leary, a regional company from Michigan, beat even SW and Ben Moore last year in many categories.

I guess it depends on how much credence you put in Consumer Reports. You might look at comments about Behr on the CS site itself before getting too excited about the stuff. Of course such comments are from actual consumers who have used the stuff and do not get factored into actual Consumer Reports.

I do understand the attractiveness of the price point. But even the contractor grades of paint from real paint stores are better. And something like Ben, from Benjamin Moore was created when they were going to align with and offer a box store level paint.

Don't be shy about asking a real paint store for discounts. They have some wiggle room and know they have to be competitive. Also look for coupons. Some are mentioning SW has a final sale of the year coming up with 40 percent off. I suspect others will match the discount.

But look. If Behr works for you and delivers results and application performance that is acceptable? Keep buying it I guess. I have not had good experiences with any box store brand paints yet so far. I really only used it when it was donated and my clients would have shot me if I showed up on a job with it.

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You have some great suggestions so far for paint. I absolutely love SW's SuperPaint. It's not the best, it's not the worst..........it's simply a very good paint........a great blue-collar solution to painting walls. It won't break your budget and you will get years of service out of the finish. Just my two cents'.
yep i also use super paint for my everday paint . ill go on to say if you get it on sale its the best paint for the money. now am going to say this .if i was paying retail for this paint i would not use it . i was on a job last month and i used behr plus . i mean to tell you, for the money its a great paint. ok i said it .its a great paint
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behr also has that paint and primer in 1.
First time I used it was on a small bathroom that had 30% new drywall or repairs done.
New colour was tangerine orange going over dark green.
Really was impressed that I almost got it in one coat, was the new drywall areas that sucked it up, was some white spots showing through, did need a second coat.
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i know a lot of people don't like glidden but i have used it for over 10 years and never had a problem with any of their paint. it's 18.00 a gallon at HD for the flat.
Danny, I used to use a lot of Glidden. Unfortunately the line was bought out and quality sagged (no pun intended). Maybe it's making a comeback but it's too risky to give it another try when your livelihood depends on it.
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Thanks for the great info guys. I'm still researching I've got about 10 more days until I break ground.

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Well a year or two ago I painted a room with valspar. It seemed OK but I didn't stick around to see how long it lasted. I did find that the sheen seemed higher but that could have been because it was a darker color. Price was right for a rental.

My wife painted our bathroom with Behr Ultra Plus Flat and then I cut a hole in the wall to fix a pipe. I repaired the wall and repainted with the same, seemed to go on well but it's only been on for a few months so I can't say much beyond that.

Today I painted my kitchen with BM Regal Select Eggshell. Paint went on really nicely and either I'm better at drywall repairs than I thought or it hid them better than I expected.

As an aside I used BM advanced for the trim, it levels out very nicely but haven't done the clean up yet, but so far I'm impressed with it. I used a semi-gloss because the gloss was just too much for my liking. I also used BM waterborne on my ceiling and that turned out well too.
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My dad recently had a few rooms painted. He used Valspar on the walls and trim, and Aura on the kitchen cabinets. Everything looked great. Not sure how Valspar holds up in the long run.

Hows the BM Ben line?
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behr also has that paint and primer in 1.
First time I used it was on a small bathroom that had 30% new drywall or repairs done.
New colour was tangerine orange going over dark green.
Really was impressed that I almost got it in one coat, was the new drywall areas that sucked it up, was some white spots showing through, did need a second coat.
Just a reminder that there is no such thing as paint and primer in one. Sadly Behr is not the only one promoting such but it is pure marketing hype.

And even if paint looks like it covers in one pass, you want two coats to assure the sheen and to give film thickness for washability.
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behr also has that paint and primer in 1.
First time I used it was on a small bathroom that had 30% new drywall or repairs done.
New colour was tangerine orange going over dark green.
Really was impressed that I almost got it in one coat, was the new drywall areas that sucked it up, was some white spots showing through, did need a second coat.

no they don't
anyway the op asked about QUALITY paint
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When you think B#$% or V$%^&# paint why not think cheap paint brushes, you know bargain bins 3 for $2. You know contractors like to save money too so watch how many you see buying these brushes then stand at the paint counter and see how many painters are buying cheap paint. As I said before I am not going to spend hours prepping, filling, sanding, washing down, priming, and then take a chance just to save a few bucks on paint.
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I love the pink color! It is gorgeous!

What room are you going to paint?
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I think Valspar has been known to be good!

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