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bluefitness 01-29-2009 09:11 PM

Comparing SW to Benjamin Moore
 
I went to both stores today, but I noticed their lines are different. Duration is Sherwin Williams top line and Aura is Benjamins Moore's. What is a comparable paint to A100 and superpaint? Super paint and Duration run $45 and $50 per gallon respectively. A100 is only $30. Is it worth it to pay the large premium? Is A100 a decent paint?

Tom Struble 01-29-2009 09:29 PM

A100 is primer

bluefitness 01-29-2009 09:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strublesiding@optonline.n (Post 221694)
A100 is primer

It's an exterior paint as well.

http://www.sherwin-williams.com/imag...ings/a-100.jpg

http://www.davmagic.com/images/a100.jpg

Tom Struble 01-29-2009 11:14 PM

ahh so it is thank you

beerdog 01-30-2009 11:58 AM

Isn't aura the one that dries real fast....like 15 minutes? Good for a pro since you can recoat in one day allowing you to go toa different job the next day. I imagine BM Aura and Regal lines are very good paint along with SW's best. Probably cannot go wrong with either one.

slickshift 01-30-2009 04:52 PM

Aura is a specialty paint (ultra low VOCs and waterborne tints) so at this time there is no SW comparison
Duration would be like BM's Regal line (interior) or BM's Mooreglo/Mooreguard line (exterior)
SuperPaint would be comparable (line-up wise) to BM's SuperSpec (interior)
Exterior SuperPaint has no counter in the BM line, BM doesn't do a "mid-line" exterior

sirwired 01-31-2009 02:32 PM

I would have put Duration on it's own (better than Regal, and just plain different from Aura (no better or worse), and SuperPaint roughly equivalent to Regal.

SirWired

slickshift 01-31-2009 05:25 PM

...if I were to use actual application experiences and preferences to form the comparison, the comparison would look a little different

Strictly from a product line-up stand point:
SW top (non-specialty) interior or exterior line is Duration
Second tier is SP

BM's top interior is Regal, exterior is Moorglo/Moorguard
Second tier (interior) is SuperSpec
(there is no second tier exterior)


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