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Old 02-01-2010, 06:48 PM   #16
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I have never seen Pittsburgh paint in the big boxes. Then again,I don't go down that isle much.
The NFP I did the favor for got it at Menard's. Awful stuff.


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Old 02-02-2010, 04:09 AM   #17
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Guess I am lucky, no Menard's around here.
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Old 02-02-2010, 05:59 AM   #18
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Menar's is headquarted in Wisconsin so imagine their presence radiates out from there. Menard's was somewhat less evil than the other two near me and the quality level on some things I spotted seemed a bit better. I actually saw guys culling an incoming lumber shipment for example which you never see at Lowe's or HD judging from the stuff I ONCE had to sort through. They catered a little more to contractors too and some said the contractor department actually had people working in it that had experience in the trades!

I don't think there is a Menard's near me now that I am in the City. HD is the major box store presence with at least small stores seemingly everywhere. I haven't been in one or a Lowe's in at least 4 years and don't plan to start now. Menard's did have some things I could use like name brand abrasives for my contour and other sanders in grits I needed and bulk size packages, No Pox--a drywall compound additive that makes cleaning tools a snap (and is probably nothing more than clear dishwashing liquid for all I know), and a great price on Krud Kutter in large bottles. That's all I remember ever buying there though. Friends have said they offer the best prices on cans of coffee of anybody in town as a way to lure people in!

As I remember, other paint brands they carry besides the very, very lowest end of the Pittsburgh line are Dutch Boy (SW's box store crap brand) and I think Glidden (no experience with it). All to be avoided in my opinion.


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