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Old 01-19-2012, 08:10 PM   #646
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Thanks for the advice and recommendations. I looked over my BEHR paint inventory and luckily bought stuff that I can use elsewhere if I have to (door and trim) paint. All my non-refundable colors can find a home I'm sure... I'm out around $150 towards my paint project if I decided to move forward with the SW or BM, the few 5g pales of primer can be returned

So I went by SW yesterday and talked with the guys for around an hour. They had 3 lines of paint available, ProMar/200, SuperPaint and Duration. I talked to them about price and they gave me the breakdown if I set up an account.

-Duration: $38g
-Superpaint: $33g
-ProMar200:$55g, but mentioned don't even go there... just buy the SP!

-Brilliance Ceiling Paint:$19g in (5g quantities)

-Drywall Primer:$73(5g pale)

-SW Primer (shellac):$33g My trim has a deep stained wood c.1922


Should I keep on going with price or stay there to insure they don't skimp on something during the mixing process because I'm being one of those cheap bastard customers?


I also talked to them about BM and they mentioned their equivalents in paint or much more expensive!? What do you guys think? Which in BM's line is equivelent to Duration, SuperPaint and Brilliance in terms of price and application/environment?


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I don't do SW much- but your prices seem very screwed up.
Pro mar 200 more than duration? and superpaint?
I thought 200 was their 'better" contractor grade..
Equivalent to BM Super Spec ( which retails for about 30ish I think)

Sw folks need to chime in..

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Old 01-19-2012, 09:11 PM   #647
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I don't do SW much- but your prices seem very screwed up.
Pro mar 200 more than duration? and superpaint?
I thought 200 was their 'better" contractor grade..
Equivalent to BM Super Spec ( which retails for about 30ish I think)

Sw folks need to chime in..
ProMar is the top contractor grade so something is wrong with those prices. It is similar to SuperSpec in the Ben Moore line.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:21 PM   #648
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Just don't stick Behr in a sprayer and you'll be OK. Clay doesn't spray well but as you found out it will cover well.
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Old 01-19-2012, 09:21 PM   #649
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55bucks a gallon for pro mar 2oo . i think they just don't want to sell it to you. i mean its ok paint its top of the line contractor grade paint .doesn't compare to super paint or duration .the prices for the other paint are pretty low for some one coming in for the first time.if you can get that price 33 bucks for super paint thats excellent .duration home is top of the line paint ,but i see no need for it .super paints my work horse.BTW i'm on a town house this week and land lord bought regular behr in swiss coffee satin . i'm painting over dingy dirty white ,only prep is a quick lick and a promise over that filth . i mean to tell you i'm knocking it out in 1 coat , i think that stuff is about 22 or 23 bucks.i'm i switching to behr? NO just saying guys.

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Old 01-20-2012, 12:20 PM   #650
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He must have meant $25 for the ProMar200
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Wrong post category. Changed!

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If he's paying $55, he's getting raped. I don't even pay that for Duration.
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sorry about the confusion on the PROMAR 200... $55 was MSRP. and i would like to thank the DIY forums for helping me negotiate better prices as a new costomer to SW.

those guys are nice, but will take advantage if they can


commenting on BEHR (premium plus)... i've tested the stuff again, just recently, and have to disagree wtih Consumer Reports findings. not exactly sure how they setup their tests, but the findings cannot be black and white!?

when i compare, side by side, the BEHR yellow against the SW yellow, both satin, one looks and feels like paint and the other like shinny plastic. can you guess which one simiulates dried plastic, with a slight tack after a months worth of drying!? yep... BEHR!!

i'm glad i switched over, i'm sure BM has exact or better results too!
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Behr Paint is junk! These are the paints I use If you live on the west coast you can find them.
1 Kelly-Moore Paints the Painter's Paint store!
2 Parker Paints! Great quality Paint made in the Pacific North West.
3 Rodda Paint Made in Portland Oregon Again a great Quality paint made in the North west
And For top price SWP and BM both are high quality paint but they keep jacking up the price last year A-100 a great paint was 32. per gal now it 45.00 Duration is now 69.00 a gallon
To save on paint ask for a discount Most will give the best price some will let you open a cash account and give you the contractors price. Just ask.
Now for the service Of the paint stores Kelly-Moore hands down has the best customer service they will deliver to you even a pint of paint free of charge to keep you happy. All the rest have great service too!
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I hate Behr as much as the next guy and have been a sw fan since the first time I slapped some pro classic and duration up. However, I have found one single solitary use for a Behr product and it's their ceiling paint being rolled onto my acoustic/popcorn ceiling in super white. I used sw, and Behr is so thick and nasty it gets all into the cracks with my 1 1/4" nap better then the sw ceiling paint. That's it every other wall, trim, shutter, siding, and door is finished with sw in my home home.
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This is a really good read for me.
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