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Old 03-20-2009, 10:41 PM   #1
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I repainted a wall in my apartment the same color that was on it. Behr. Jade green. Satin sheen. I lightly sanded. But the wall looks like it has a coat of white dust on it. But there's not dusty. I repainted it with a foam roller. And the dusty sheen is back. Any idea what's causing this? And how I can stop this? I know it's not mold or anything like that. Weird. Thanks.

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Old 03-21-2009, 01:11 AM   #2
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Get rid of the Behr paint. Seriously, the stuff is garbage.

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Old 03-21-2009, 02:00 AM   #3
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Thanks. I read thru comments here on Behr and was coming to the same conclusion. Didn't someone once upon a time rate Behr the best. Consumer Reports? Another thing, Behr changed its base, so all their colors are now off. I had painted my place a year ago -- and the same color is now different. On top that, there's the pain and suffering of actually having to go into Home Depot. No more!
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Using a quality 3/8" nap roller sleeve will also help
Foam will not apply enough paint thick enough
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"better to leave the walls bare than put Behr on the walls"
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Someone else rated that company which rated the Behr as a quality paint as a quality rating source. Go figure!
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So now we can add a new one to the list of Behr qualities.

Sag, run, peel, doesn't cover, overpiced, and turns to dust.
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So now we can add a new one to the list of Behr qualities.

Sag, run, peel, doesn't cover, overpriced, and turns to dust.
No that one was covered too. But Behr does not cover.. Love the post about us being hard on DIYer's that love this stuff. We are snobs because we actually went to painting seminars and learned that a lot of science goes behind creating coatings. And that a universal truth is that quality indgriedents are what makes a quality paint, not the manufacturer. Yet one or two that have know idea of what a quality paint even consists of will argure with this.
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No that one was covered too. But Behr does not cover.. Love the post about us being hard on DIYer's that love this stuff. We are snobs because we actually went to painting seminars and learned that a lot of science goes behind creating coatings. And that a universal truth is that quality indgriedents are what makes a quality paint, not the manufacturer. Yet one or two that have know idea of what a quality paint even consists of will argure with this.
LOL, sorry, must have missed that one. I like Chris's "better to leave the walls bare than put Behr on the walls". And we don't bash it just because it is mass produced or sold by HD. If that were the case we would have to bash DAP caulk, Kilz, Zinser and a few others.
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But Behr does not cover.. Love the post about us being hard on DIYer's that love this stuff. We are snobs because we actually went to painting seminars and learned that a lot of science goes behind creating coatings. And that a universal truth is that quality indgriedents...
I hope you aren't talking about my post about you guys being hard on DIY'ers...I wasn't saying that because of Behr at all. Maybe you were talking about one of the many "why not Behr" arguments. Not mine though. Mine was just about ego overriding the forum to the point that it supercedes helpfulness.

Anyway, mattbb09, I'm new here too but just wanted to share that several great people here recommended that I try Sherwin Williams Duration after my own trainwreck experience with Behr's cousin Valspar, and it went WONDERFULLY. Just thought I'd throw it out there in case you actually wanted a recommendation rather than just getting caught up in the "Behr is bad" discussion (again, I agree, relax!)
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You guys should try C2 it is better then BM and SW.
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You guys should try C2 it is better then BM and SW.
I did see that posted elsewhere, but C2 is only available in 18 states (CA, CO, CT, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, ND, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI). Mine wasn't one of them. Would have loved to try it, maybe it will work for mattbb09.
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I did see that posted elsewhere, but C2 is only available in 18 states (CA, CO, CT, IL, ME, MD, MA, MI, NH, NJ, NY, ND, RI, TX, VT, VA, WA, WI). Mine wasn't one of them. Would have loved to try it, maybe it will work for mattbb09.
That is because these are the states that demand better quality.
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Niiiiiiice.

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