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Old 08-29-2009, 06:33 PM   #211
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No big secret but it is very expensive.
compared to the other plan my wife had in mind, that paint was cheap.

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Old 08-30-2009, 05:51 AM   #212
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compared to the other plan my wife had in mind, that paint was cheap.

Welllll, I certainly will not argue that!
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Before everyone blames every paint out there.
A good painter can make magic with average paint and a poor painter
can do nothing right with top of the line paint.
I have painted thousands of homes over twenty years and so far
I haven't come across too many bad paints these days.
Please compare apples to apples.
Third line Benjamin Moore is not as good as first line Glidden.
Top line Pittsburgh is better than third line S.W. etc.
Nine times out of ten, it is not the paint, it is the painter...
sorry for the cold truth.
Couldn't agree more. I've been painting for 28 years. Only once have I used Behr paint. I did a large interior job , 7 rooms walls and trim. I used Behr because the home owner bought the paint. I had no issues with this paint at all and I was plesantly suprised by the excellent coverage.

That said, I did not make the switch to Behr paints, but the one time I used it , it worked out just fine.
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Old 09-07-2009, 03:51 PM   #214
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Hey, you spun the Behr roulette wheel and it landed on "Good Results" Here are the other spots it could have landed;

1. Too Thick
2. Saggs
3. White Didn't Cover White
4. Runs
5. Peels off Months Later (That's usually thier deck stain)
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Hey, you spun the Behr roulette wheel and it landed on "Good Results" Here are the other spots it could have landed;

1. Too Thick
2. Saggs
3. White Didn't Cover White
4. Runs
5. Peels off Months Later (That's usually thier deck stain)

LOL! Glad I got the good results. I used this product:
http://www.behr.com/Behr/home#vgnext...CENTER;view=17

I did notice it was a bit thick so I switched from a 1/2" nap roller cover to a 3/8" and the product went on with no issues.

Like I said, you won't see me buying it, but I had no issues using it.
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I have used Behr paints and stains
I won't use them again
The best thing I can say about them is, if that is what the average homeowner thinks painting is like, then Behr has defininately got me jobs (Thanx B.)

I find it hard to work with and terrible at covering

Really, if you have been doing some painting lately and have sort of a handle on it, switch over to something good
After you've done a small room with the good stuff, actually before you finish, you'll forget the Behr stuff
It'll be quicker, nicer, better coverage...

I suggest going to a local paint shop and trying some Ben Moore for you're next project
You won't be disappointed
I also had poor coverage with Behr! Have always used BenMoore with great success. I love their color palette as well

I'm new to the Northwest and never have used Miller paint before. Does anyone have any experience with this paint?

Thanks!
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i was told by an employee at the Home Depot yesterday that you can never paint latex over an oil primer, even Zinsser or Kilz! and that's why i buy my paint at benjamin moore.
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:21 AM   #218
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Speaks volumes about the employee training program (assuming they have one). Seems to me a specialty department such as painting should have some mandatory training as well as a quality assurance program.

Then again, that employee was probably in the electrical, plumbing or maybe even lawncare the previous day.
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Then again, that employee was probably in the electrical, plumbing or maybe even lawncare the previous day.
Nope same day selling duct tape for a tricky speaker wire splicing project when the customer complained the flat washers (had to buy a bag with 20 because it was the smallest size they had) sold him the day before by the same person did not work with the PVC cement for the project. The room could have been painted in the 4 hours it took for someone to get to the paint counter!

Shop at paint stores and the local hardware store people so the box stores don't put them out of business and we are all stuck with buying cheap crappy paint and supplies in giant lots when we only need one!

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i was told by an employee at the Home Depot yesterday that you can never paint latex over an oil primer, even Zinsser or Kilz! and that's why i buy my paint at benjamin moore.

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We used Behr paints for the first time however we have a terrible problem with roller streaks. We have applied 2 coats and it looks awful. We are using the eggshell enamel. We have always used Sherwin Williams Satin before and have never had a problem. Does anyone have any solutions?
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We used Behr paints for the first time however we have a terrible problem with roller streaks. We have applied 2 coats and it looks awful. We are using the eggshell enamel. We have always used Sherwin Williams Satin before and have never had a problem. Does anyone have any solutions?
Seems to me you provided your own with the second to the last sentence.
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Going to Sherwin Williams first thing in morning to match paint!
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Old 09-30-2009, 09:18 PM   #224
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I used lots of SW Superpaint and some Duration this year; the Superpaint is great.

I used some Behr (given to me) in a very small bathroom. It is terrible. As much time spent chasing runs as actually painting the room. All runs/sags corrected - leave the room - return 1/2 hour later to find 4 or 5 sags on the walls. Room will have to be completely re-done at a later time. Once was enough - will never use it again.

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So, I just opened my first can of Sherwin Williams paint (always used Behr). Forgive this stupid question, but I usually punch nail holes in that groove on top of the can so the paint doesn't puddle in there, but these cans look different. Am I supposed to put holes in that narrow groove or not? Also, what are these sags that everyone is talking about? I feel fortunate that I've used Behr in the past and not had sags, or maybe I have them and don't realize it?!

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