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Old 07-10-2010, 09:10 PM   #31
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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 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!
More chevrolets' are sold than lexus'. Does this mean that chevy is better, PLEASE....

The other places are warehouses that distribute products made by the paint stores. Again, go ahead and ask who's paint is on the outside of each of their buidlings. It ain't behr.

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Old 07-10-2010, 09:24 PM   #32
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Paintpimp you are correct, the big box stores that sell these products know that their products are not good of for them to use on their bldgs and probably in their own homes.... Hmm, I wonder does the owner of McDonald's takes his family to eat at McDonald's, i don't know.
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More chevrolets' are sold than lexus'. Does this mean that chevy is better, PLEASE....

The other places are warehouses that distribute products made by the paint stores. Again, go ahead and ask who's paint is on the outside of each of their buidlings. It ain't behr.
Actually, most Home Depot's are painted and re-painted using Glidden Speed-Cote Exterior which is sold within the store. I know this because I have been on many Home Depot new construction and re-paint job-sites. Not saying it is the best but it is used quite frequently.
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Old 01-13-2012, 12:29 AM   #34
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If you are stuck at Home Depot, Glidden "Smart" paint (or whatever the top line is called for you, I'm in Toronto, ON) is actually a pretty nice paint. I use Benj Moore and SW on a regular basis as my main suppliers, but you have to admit HD does offer a good value with that stuff.

Alot of Behr hating here. But ill just say the Behr top-line Maximum Exterior is pretty solid in my experience. Then again, it is sort of their flagship, so it better be decent.
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Old 02-17-2012, 07:59 PM   #36
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neither brands! That is like asking if you should buy a Ugo or a Zil. both are cheap junk paint for rental or flipper home.
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neither brands! That is like asking if you should buy a Ugo or a Zil. both are cheap junk paint for rental or flipper home.
That's not true. Both are medium-grade paints. Nothing more, and nothing less. There are a lot of brands of middle-of-the-road paints on the market. Everything from Valspar to Dutch Boy. They're not the best paints on the market, but they work just fine.
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That's not true. Both are medium-grade paints. Nothing more, and nothing less. There are a lot of brands of middle-of-the-road paints on the market. Everything from Valspar to Dutch Boy. They're not the best paints on the market, but they work just fine.
and how many homes have you painted in one year? I know paint and behr and gliden are at the bottom of the food chain kinda like saying garden burgers are just as good as Grade A Black Angus burgers.
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and how many homes have you painted in one year? I know paint and behr and gliden are at the bottom of the food chain kinda like saying garden burgers are just as good as Grade A Black Angus burgers.
I have been renovating houses for almost 25 years. What I know to be true is exactly what I said. There are a whole host of middle-of-the-road paints on the market. They're not spectacular, and they're not horrible.

Are some of the premium brand paints better than the middle-of-the-road paints? For the exorbitant prices they charge, they danged well better be!
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and how many homes have you painted in one year? I know paint and behr and gliden are at the bottom of the food chain kinda like saying garden burgers are just as good as grade a black angus burgers.
lmao!!
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The Glidden Premium line sold in Home Depot performs very well for interior or exterior use. I realize that painters look for different performance characteristics than homeowners do, but that is not any reason to bash them. Paints come in good lines, and not-so-good lines; just like there are good and bad professional painters.
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The Glidden Premium line sold in Home Depot performs very well for interior or exterior use. I realize that painters look for different performance characteristics than homeowners do, but that is not any reason to bash them. Paints come in good lines, and not-so-good lines; just like there are good and bad professional painters.
Glidden paint I have seen were it has had over 60 days to cure and when it rains the color fades till it dries again. High quality HD paint there!
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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!)
Wow, that's quite the statement.

Someone who is in business for themselves, will "spend enough to do the job right" if they want to remain in business. They will give a price based on the amount of material needed, and they will know how much paint they need.

To me, there is a lot more to it than how far the paint goes- When I was doing freelance renovation work, I always went with BM. Their higher end paints, as well as their "commercial" line, midgrade, my price about 25 bucks a gallon. This paint was great to work with, always gave great results to reward all the prep work. Never had any customer complaints of any nature, etc.

One job I was doing, remodeling an interior- (for a friend of the family) he supplied materials-I told him I can get him a good deal on BM, however I guess he was looking for a deal as he showed up with good old Behr.

I usually really enjoy painting, however I found that stuff just awful after working with better brands. Annoying to work with, does not cover nearly as well as a better paint, and I was not happy with the end result after a primer and 2 topcoats. It wasn't bad, however it could have been a lot better for less than 30 dollars.

It's a shame so many people run to the big orange store and buy that junk, when there is much better paint at the specialty stores.

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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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I primed new drywall for an entire house, sanded the walls after priming, and painted with one coat of Behr. From dark to light colors, there were no streaks or patchiness. When cutting in, simply make sure to feather out the streaks and take your time. You really only run into coverage problems with really cheap paints. As for longevity, the paint is still on the walls 4 yrs later... A nice viscosity will tell you whether it's a winner

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