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Old 10-28-2012, 08:42 PM   #31
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No flame war intended, I am a firm believer that we should use what works for you.
I knew I would get grief for even suggesting Behr, I belong to another forum for years and this same question comes up. Every time is people that stand up and say what they think is best. Since we are asking for opinions, is no reason my opinion needs to match yours.

Every time Behr is mentioned it starts a flame war.
I first read the post and see they automagically eliminated Behr from the list, myself I felt was not in their best interest to do so.
I started to reply, then I said no, will just start a war and cancelled the reply.
I finally did reply, and yup ... I was right.

When it comes to trim, I go to my local paint store which has bm as the house brand, I like a gloss oil based paint, I ask them to mix it a little thinner because will be applying by brush and want it to lay flat.
Again, use what works for you.

If I was going to paint a art gallery and the walls need to be washed down regular, maybe I would choose a different paint.
If I am going to paint a living room, I know walls will be dusted off and such, how often in todays busy schedules do we hear of people washing their walls down?

So question is, what do we really want from the paint, do we want something that will last 80 years, or in 10 years will repaint anyways?
Is it worth the price difference of $35 per gallon and $65 per gallon?

Is it really in the 1rst time home owners best interest to suggest such a high end paint? Considering this is a older house with lots of dings and scratches, will a high end paint make it look any better?
How long will they live there before upgrading to their 2nd home?
It is my opinion and am sticking with it.


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Old 10-29-2012, 09:59 AM   #32
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Not saying everybody should put Aura on all the walls. I am saying you can get paint that performs better and makes your painting experience more positive at a paint store and not at a box store. And if you dive down to the contractor grades you still end up with better paint than box store and at the same price point.

The consumer wants something different than a pro painter. A DIYer will not know what it means to fight paint on to the wall and chase sags and so forth. A painter that would not put up with such a product certainly does.

A DIYer needs to hear encouraging marketing concepts like "covers in one coat" or "paint in primer in one" because the idea of buying a second bag of 20 crappy brushes for $10 and putting on primer or second coat of anything is not easily palatable. A painter knows two coats, even if the first one covers, is the only way to assure a consistent sheen and provide any level of colorfastness or durability.
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Originally Posted by Jess_718 View Post
I think Valspar has been known to be good!
By whom?
It's not just the paint although that's enough. But if there is a problem with it and you go back to HD or Blowes and ask for help the guy answering your paint problems or standing there staring at you may have been in the lawn mower dept. till yesterday.


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