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Old 04-16-2011, 12:14 PM   #31
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Of course the bottom line is paint stores still sell decent paint. Box stores sell nothing that compares.
I did some testing on a variety of commercial coatings this past week based predominately on commercial market pricing and found similar results to your quote, however, maybe not as substantial as I had expected.

I tested 6 suppliers in my market area and rankings varied from product to product as to who took my top honors. None however belonged to big box stores, however, they did fare better than some select paint store products, but never top of the class like the fraudulent consumer reports rates them. I had a chance to try the new Kilz/Behr Pro X line and it still lags behind, but is slowly making improvements. The coverage and drag ranked it 5th of 6 in my testing (6th place going to a paint store because of brush and roller drag). I guess with that said dollar for dollar I would still choose a Ben Moore or SW product over anything available in a box store. They had the most consistency across lines.

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Old 04-16-2011, 10:53 PM   #32
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I like this thread!

I'm at an independent ACE store. Our high-end line isn't BM though...it's C2!
MUCH more exclusivity don'cha know!! Uffda...

We go thru LOTS of ACE-Royal, Ralph-Lauren, & C2....and Sikkens, & Penofin.....

Kinda neat here...you can also drop $5G's on a big Weber, and/or furniture for the living-room!
Stihl chainsaws, mowers/riders galore....Ohmy!

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Old 04-16-2011, 11:27 PM   #33
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Uffda...
I got my hands slapped for using foul language on this site once so please stop with yours.

What language is that from again? I have tried to explain to people at times that the Scandy language has extra characters in the alphabet and that we just seem dull and without any sense of humor. Total truth of course. When convenient.

Thank God the monitors that police this site did not catch the swear word because children apparently frequent this site too.

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Uffda!
Yeah...I'm about 90% Norwegian, and I grew up hearing that word!
I say it so often that I don't even realize it!

It's obviously the OOOOOOld "Scandy" version of the current "OMG"!

When you see a hot Woman walkin' by....Uffda!
Ridin' in a fast car....Uffda!
Eatin' a prime-rib...Uffda!
Gettin' bills in the mail...Uffda....

OK...I'll stop now...

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Uffda!
Yeah...I'm about 90% Norwegian, and I grew up hearing that word!
I say it so often that I don't even realize it!

It's obviously the OOOOOOld "Scandy" version of the current "OMG"!

When you see a hot Woman walkin' by....Uffda!
Ridin' in a fast car....Uffda!
Eatin' a prime-rib...Uffda!
Gettin' bills in the mail...Uffda....

OK...I'll stop now...

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Created a great teeshirt for my family. Big Norwegian flag and Uffda. with the tagline if you can think of nothing else nicer to say. They love it, want one private mail me and it is yours for cost in a week. About $10-12 with postage. Let me know if you want it 12x12 or 4x4 over the heart. I need size and add two bucks if you happen to have put on a few pounds like I have over the years and need xxl or something.

As you know, Norwegians never laugh. You only made me giggle.

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Old 04-17-2011, 02:07 AM   #36
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It's obviously the OOOOOOld "Scandy" version of the current "OMG"!
I must confess, I have used the word, and only at times, to express things that in Spanish or English people did not want to here. I've always found it temporarily calming but have been known to go a little balistic in Spanish or English when uttering it did not calm me sufficiently.

Thanks for sharing it. I do use it often. In, I promise, a kind way. 50 percent of the time.
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OK...
I'll keep de-railing this thread!!!

There's a store in our mall here that caters to the "Uffda" crowd. All kinds of Scandahoovian stuff!
I love the various "Uffda" shirts they sell!
Since I've loved Lutefisk since childhood, there was a shirt that read "REAL MEN EAT LUTEFISK...without butter even!" Uffda!

Another cool "Viking"-related shirt was done in the concert-tour format.
I think the front says "Viking world tour". On the back it has a dozen "Conquest years" of various Viking battles!

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Since I've loved Lutefisk since childhood,
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May God have mercy on your soul. I will try to bring this somewhat back to a DIY homeowner topic. The same stuff they soak the dried fish in, lye, was what people used to use to strip finishes from furniture! Lutefisk is rated as one of the top five worst foods on the planet. Nobody in Scandinavia eats it anymore. Have you ever seen the recipe? Too gross.

The trick with it is duct tape for your taste buds and spraying your throat with SPAM so it slides down really fast.

Leftsa, another Norwegian delicacy, is great for emergency roof patches.

Centuries of raping, pillaging and plundering all over the World and not one Viking seems to have been able to drag home a woman that could cook or even a cookbook.

There is a reason there are few Scandinavian restaurants outside of your part of the World. The top most terrifying food on the planet include:

http://www.cracked.com/article_14979...-in-world.html

Dried cod fish soaked in lye is probably not available at your local paint store but trust me, it will take the finish off old furniture. Slap a few soaked suckers on the top of an old desk and take a scraper to the surface the next morning.

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And this comment about lutefisk probably belongs in the pest control section?

Well, we tried the lutefisk trick and the raccoons went away, but now we've got a family of Norwegians living under our house!
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I would type a "smart" reply...but I'm still laughing to damn hard.....!!

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