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Old 07-01-2010, 09:50 PM   #16
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Don't believe everything you read, especially from CM
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i haven't read the CM article but they have to be factoring in price to say that. the high end paints are better, i could see their point that $60BM paint isn't worth 3x more than $20 valspar from lowes; to say they are equal, not sure about that one.

prep work is always where it's at in paint. i don't care if it's cars or homes, it's all about how good of surface you put down on.

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Old 07-02-2010, 12:00 AM   #17
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Thank you guys for all your advice. Unfortunately I have to stick with Home Depot. Cash is low and the only way we can paint at all is with this gift card. Looks like Glidden won over Behr. And we'll definitely take your advice on good brushes & rollers and solid prep work. My husband has always done a high quality paint job. He's pretty particular about his work. So here's hoping it turns out well
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Old 07-02-2010, 01:23 PM   #18
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I think Glidden is a better bet.

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Old 07-02-2010, 04:44 PM   #19
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For inexspensive paint I have used Glidden and liked it OK. Allot better than Behr.
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I'm no pro painter, but we used Behr paint (due to ignorance) in our hallway with Purdy White Dove rollers. The color was fine, but it was terrible when it came with to even coverage and streaks. We ended up covering it with primer and starting over again with Killz paint from Walmart. We've used it before and it was decent, at least it has even coverage.

With my own personal experience with cheap paints that I've used: Killz, Dutchboy, Pittsburgh Paints, Behr, & Glidden, stay away. I agree with hennyh, you end up spending more on cheap paints than you would on nice paint. I was recently introduced to Sherwin Williams paint and was impressed to say the least. I'm sure Benjamin Moore is no exception. Go with your gut, BM, and just buy the supplies from the Big Orange Box like hennyh suggested if you haven't already started.
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streaks are caused by excessive roller pressure, not feathering heavy applications and uneven paint application. i haven't found a paint yet that streaks if applied well, this is even including behr
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streaks are caused by excessive roller pressure, not feathering heavy applications and uneven paint application. i haven't found a paint yet that streaks if applied well, this is even including behr
I would like to agree with you, but in my experience painting bathrooms, kitchens, hallways, livingrooms mine included with 12 1/2 ft walls, and 1 great room with drywalled vaulted ceilings I can say I haven't had any prior issues with streaking. That's with all the other paints I have used all the way from flat to semi-gloss. That includes spraying on rolling.
Now I did have that problem when my wife's friend felt that she needed to help us paint from the pantry through the downstairs hallway which I had to fix. When I used Behr for the first time in our upstairs hallway it turned out streaky. I tried to fix it with a nice and even 2nd coat, but without any luck. It left me scratching my head... so idk.
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I have used Behr for the last 7 years (before that I used Sears), and did not experience any of the problems reported: streaking/does not cover well...

I think the problems are mostly caused by:
1- Inadequate before painting prep
2- Many expect to skimp on the amount of paint to use, and try to stretch it as far as they can, IE: putting too much pressure to make it cover a larger area.
3-use cheap brush/ roller
4-painters (the "pros") don't want to spend enough to do the job right... so they go with the paint that covers more area with one coat... or blame it on the brand!

I don't skimp but I get a decent looking paint job.
I never got more than 200 sq feet coverage per Gallon because I liberally apply the paint: NOT SQUEEZE IT! and I always use a Primer (Behr).
( the Container Sticker says :250-400sq feet Coverage... but I don't care if I only get less than 200 SQ-F!)

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Old 07-07-2010, 09:49 PM   #24
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I'd like to point out a couple errors in your judgement. Your points are fine as long as you are unaware of what you are judging. No offense. Behr will work just fine if you are looking for a paint that can cover fairly well with most light to mid grade colors. I have done side by side demonstrations with Behr primer and behr paint beside a quality paint from a Paint Store. The overall surface smoothness, application ease, touchup, washability, burnish resistance would amaze you. Your point number 4 is not very good. The pros got to stand by their results, look back at my side by side analysis. Most of the painters customers may already be unaware but they still need to have a quality job. And why wouldnt you want to pay a little more for better paint that goes further, instead of having to spend 28 bucks for top end behr, a painter can buy a higher quality for much less, get better coverage and have better overall results. Sorry, just started on my soapbox too much. One last thing to leave with you, when the big box places need to be painted, whose paint do they use, ask them, you'll be surprised they dont use their own paint, it comes from a paint store.
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LOL, you can't apply Behr liberally, it will just sag off the wall.

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4-painters (the "pros") don't want to spend enough to do the job right... so they go with the paint that covers more area with one coat... or blame it on the brand!
That's called going with the best.
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LOL, you can't apply Behr liberally, it will just sag off the wall.

I apply the paint as needed... not squeeze it like the "pros".




That's called going with the best.
Some people will sell their soul for any little discount they get from paint stores, who in return expect them to knock down the competition!
To their chagrin that strategy is not working very well!
All over in the US, Home Depot Painting dept. have more homeowners customers shopping/buying their paint than all the Paint Stores combined with Lowes Valspar customers included!
The "pros" will probably say : they don't know any better!

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You can't pay me to use Behr paint
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Some people will sell their soul for any little discount they get from paint stores, who in return expect them to knock down the competition!
To their chagrin that strategy is not working very well!
All over in the US, Home Depot Painting dept. have more customers shopping/buying the paint than all the Paint Stores combined with Lowes Valspar customers included!
The "pros" will probably say : they don't know any better!
You have no idea what you are talking about. Go spam some other message board. Sheesh.
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All over in the US, Home Depot Painting dept. have more customers shopping/buying the paint than all the Paint Stores combined with Lowes Valspar customers included!
The "pros" will probably say : they don't know any better!

Get real and go away.
If you are going to throw out statements like that, let's see the facts.
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The paint product you choose does make a difference. If you buy cheap expect poor results. I have been in the painting industry 25 years so perhaps I qualify as an expert. I don't like to bash other people or products, with that said, we as a company never use Behr or Glidden, even at the customer's request . it just would make our jobs harder and always guarantee no return business, That for us is a lose lose situation.

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