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Old 06-29-2010, 04:35 PM   #1
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We need to repaint several rooms in our house. We'll be covering over a burgundy color with light brown/dark beige in a flat finish. We've always used Benjamin Moore, however our daughters gave us a Home Depot gift card for paint so we're now looking at either Glidden or Behr. The idea of not using BM makes me cringe. The idea of hurting the kids' feelings makes me cringe more, so I'm hoping some opinions might help. The Glidden is less expensive than the Behr, which might indicate that it's not as good, but I hate to trust that. Any opinions? Thanks, Mom of two well meaning kids.

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Both Behr and Glidden are Home Depot's main lines. I've used both and you really can't go wrong with either one for a simple interior flat application.

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If you absolutly MUST use either one of these( I do not recommend it) go with the top of the line Glidden, even if it is cheaper it is far superior to Behr
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You can definitely go wrong with Behr
I did a side by side test w/Behr VS cheap Glidden from Walmart
Glidden won hands down (not that I reg buy it)
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Use the gift card for something else and use good paint. (ie BM)
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Use the gift card for something else and use good paint. (ie BM)

Now there is the best idea
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Use the gift card for something else and use good paint. (ie BM)
They sell nice (Purdy / Wooster) brushes and rollers at HD. Buy those with your card and like hennyh said - go buy BM paint.
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"better to leave the walls bare than put Behr on the walls"
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I suggest that you look for a paint store that is busy with pro painters----

Benjamin Moore--Sherwin Williams or a local manufacturer.

Behr is a very difficult paint to work with---to thick to flow off of the brush or roller.

Glidden is better--but not my choice.---Mike---
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agree with others, glidden is better but i still prefer valspar at lowes for box store paints
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agree with others, glidden is better but i still prefer valspar at lowes for box store paints
Why even shop box store paint??? Here in OR we have Miller, Kelly Moore, Rodda, BM, SW and Parker. With quality products like this why is there a need to shop at box stores. Please explain?
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$$$$$$$$$$ is why, when you start painting entire houses $17 a gallon for valspar versus $30-60 for the better store paints starts taking a hit. i also can't tell any real difference between classic 99 and valspar. from my point of view it's all about pigment and i haven't had any issues with it. the only paint i've used so far i seriously dislike is behr. i was however given a brownish tint in behr that turned out looking pretty decent. maybe their browns are alright, the blues, greens and greys just suck though
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$$$$$$$$$$ is why, when you start painting entire houses $17 a gallon for valspar versus $30-60 for the better store paints starts taking a hit.
If cheap paint works for you then go for it. I've found that the most expensive paint is the best overall value when it comes to labor, TOTAL material costs, longevity, ease of use and overall job satisfaction.

On the contrary, the cheapest paint usually results in the highest overall job cost.
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I've used Glidden many times and I'm really happy with the results. Also the Valspar paint from lowes is nice too. If I remember correctly I think both of these paints were rated higher in Consumer Reports then the expensive ones.

You'll be fine with whatever you choose assuming it's a name brand. IMO, I think the brush and roller choice are more important the brand of paint. I can take a $40 can of paint and use a $2 brush and $0.50 roller and it will look like crap. But If I take a $20 can of paint and use a $15 brush and a $4 roller, it will look perfect.
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I've used Glidden many times and I'm really happy with the results. Also the Valspar paint from lowes is nice too. If I remember correctly I think both of these paints were rated higher in Consumer Reports then the expensive ones.

You'll be fine with whatever you choose assuming it's a name brand. IMO, I think the brush and roller choice are more important the brand of paint. I can take a $40 can of paint and use a $2 brush and $0.50 roller and it will look like crap. But If I take a $20 can of paint and use a $15 brush and a $4 roller, it will look perfect.

Don't believe everything you read, especially from CM

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