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Old 03-03-2012, 07:33 PM   #1
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Good paint for rooms?


I don't want to open a can of worms. But I'm looking for a good brand of paint that won't break the bank.

So far I've read olympic is good. Anyone else got any suggestions?

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Spend a couple minutes reading..

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I've spent almost a solid day reading. I read that one paint is good then someone says "Oh no that paint is junk use this...".

I guess it's one of those ford vs chevy things.
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But still you wanted another opinion? I like Ben Moore Regal Select matte.
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If I understand the price point you seek?

I would walk into a real paint store and if you really, really cannot afford the retail brands. Ask, to start for Super Spec in the Benjamin Moore line. Or ProMar at Sherwin Williams.

Olympic used to be nice stuff. No more. The labels I mention are contractor staples. I would use either in a heartbeat. Olympic or any other box store brand?

May you pry the 2.5 inch sash brush from my cold dead hands. I will die fighting with a paintbrush in hand!
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Sherwin Williams Promar 200, Pro Green and Promar 200 0 VOC are a good paint for the price. I believe they retail in about the mid $30 range. If that's above your budget they have about 6 or so other lines of paint that will cost less than Promar 200.
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I don't want to open a can of worms. But I'm looking for a good brand of paint that won't break the bank.

So far I've read olympic is good. Anyone else got any suggestions?
we love sherwin williams pro mar 200....
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I'm a Sherwin-Williams guy, but, hey, on a budget you might like Valspar at Lowe's. Their mid-grade paint is about $27 a gallon. Just don't expect it to outperform SW or Benny Moore.
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definitely promar 200.... we had a massive painting project (repainted our entire 800 sq ft accessory apartment) and promar worked out wonderfully. The only places we used other paint was in the kitchen/bath.

It went up flawlessly and required almost no touching up.
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I would go with BM, SW or PPG. All have good paint lines.

Any brand will have cheap grades and top of the line grades. For interior walls a good middle of the road works for me, for trim I like to go higher end. For exteriors where the elements will fade and wear I go high end.
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definitely promar 200.... we had a massive painting project (repainted our entire 800 sq ft accessory apartment) and promar worked out wonderfully. The only places we used other paint was in the kitchen/bath.

It went up flawlessly and required almost no touching up.

800sg ft is massive?
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definitely promar 200.... we had a massive painting project (repainted our entire 800 sq ft accessory apartment) and promar worked out wonderfully. The only places we used other paint was in the kitchen/bath.

It went up flawlessly and required almost no touching up.
Massive? That's like...my living room.
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Massive? That's like...my living room.

Your's is a little bigger than mine, so in comparison, maybe massive
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Tim Here is a list of good quality paints and all about the same cost.

1 Kelly-Moore
2 Parker Paint
3 Pratt & Lambert
4 Rodda Paints
1. Kelly_ Moore if out of California and only is found the 7 western states.
2. Parker Paints is from Tacoma WA and is a very good quality Paint and will not break the budget only thing is Washington Alaska and Parts of Canada is were you will find it.
Pratt & Lambert Paints started in 1848 and was bought out by Sherwin Williams and is a great paint. about equal to Harmoney and is really a good price for the quality of paint.
Rodda Paints From Portland Oregon will give Sherwin Williams or BM a run for their money in Qaulity and Price.
Some thing else you can do is look for a regional paint Manufacture and buy some samples from them and see how you like them.
I hope this helps.

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