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Old 03-26-2010, 12:36 PM   #1
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Color Wheel paint vs. Behr


I live in Orlando, Florida where it gets very hot and humid. We painted our house 12 years ago using Color Wheel paint and it has held up pretty well. A couple of painters who have given us quotes to repaint swear by Behr paint and think it's the best choice for us. The guy who originally painted the house swears by Color Wheel and says it is specially formulated for the south and will hold up better than Behr. Does anyone have any feedback on this?

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Color Wheel paint vs. Behr


You are considering two very low cost and not well thought of paints in the industry.

Builders like color wheel because it's dirt cheap. Most folks don't know a quality paint job...builders often count on that. That "formulated for the south" is a bunch of sales hipe. Local color wheel stores used to mix the paint in 55gal drums in the back room..and have a sale on the color of the week. $5.00/gal. I once had a restoration project on a 2 month old house where a car had ran into the home. The local Color Wheel store could not match their own 3 month old paint.

Most pro painters (not new construction low ballers by the square foot)
recommend other brands like Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, ICI, Pittsburg Paints, and a few others.

Do some research on paint quality...components in good paints...

Odds are the guys pushing the Behr paint have a buddy at a box store that gets it for a discount.

40-50% of a properly painted project is in the prep. Good quailty paints
help make the paint application go fast and effective.

do yourself a favor and check out some of the better products...
a few dollars more now will be worth it in the long run.

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Old 03-26-2010, 05:20 PM   #3
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You are considering two very low cost and not well thought of paints in the industry.

Builders like color wheel because it's dirt cheap. Most folks don't know a quality paint job...builders often count on that. That "formulated for the south" is a bunch of sales hipe. Local color wheel stores used to mix the paint in 55gal drums in the back room..and have a sale on the color of the week. $5.00/gal. I once had a restoration project on a 2 month old house where a car had ran into the home. The local Color Wheel store could not match their own 3 month old paint.

Most pro painters (not new construction low ballers by the square foot)
recommend other brands like Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, ICI, Pittsburg Paints, and a few others.

Do some research on paint quality...components in good paints...

Odds are the guys pushing the Behr paint have a buddy at a box store that gets it for a discount.

40-50% of a properly painted project is in the prep. Good quailty paints
help make the paint application go fast and effective.

do yourself a favor and check out some of the better products...
a few dollars more now will be worth it in the long run.
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