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Old 11-08-2012, 03:09 PM   #16
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Acrylic is actually the film left behind although the binders may have heavy acrylic content as well. Acrylics are very stable, generally speaking will not yellow, hold color well, offer great washability (especially when combined with some newer ceramic nano-technology schemas), etc.

Other films left behind when the paint dry are alkyds, which used to be offered only in solvent based products but now come in some waterbased. Oil based finishes have advantages but by nature yellow and chalk over time.

Some paints offset acrylic content with vinyls. They are not as washable but offer a great price point.

And of course their are urethanes, silicones, etc. and all kinds of specialty paint films.

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BM Superspec and SW Promar200 are my choices.
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BM Superspec and SW Promar200 are my choices.
Used gallons upon gallons of both through the years. I think Superspec may have been renamed to Ultraspec but don't quote me on that. Neither will be on display and you have to ask for them. They are the top contractor grades in the Ben Moore and Sherwin Williams line. They are certainly price competitive with box store brands.

I know Ben Moore's product comes in a more limited number of sheens than its higher end retail brands and only in gallons. And I am not suggesting Super Spec on par with Regal or Aura. I would certainly use it before Behr.

My gallery clients seemed to like SW so I used Promar200 for most of them. Never a problem to apply and a delight to work with. I repainted for them before the concept of colorfastness and and washing walls ever came up.
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Since I probably won't be able to disuade you from the cost aspect, Sherwin is having a 40% off sale from Nov 9 (tomorrow) to Nov 11. Stack on a $10 off $50 coupon (enter your zip code here, then print) will bring it right down to Behr/Glidden/etc prices. Supplies are also 30% off, so you don't have to make a second trip to the big box for rollers, etc.
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Since I probably won't be able to disuade you from the cost aspect, Sherwin is having a 40% off sale from Nov 9 (tomorrow) to Nov 11. Stack on a $10 off $50 coupon (enter your zip code here, then print) will bring it right down to Behr/Glidden/etc prices. Supplies are also 30% off, so you don't have to make a second trip to the big box for rollers, etc.
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We can lead to water but cannot force people to drink. Some, especially those paid by the HD PR folks to troll here, certainly do not want to hear how a real paint store can and will compete even on days there are no coupons.

And a real paint store is not going to offer a far superior product on a daily basis.

I have learned that many come to this site not for solid advice but for affirmations of decisions they will make willingly without consideration of it. Let them buy Behr.
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Not at all. Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams are not going to offer you top of the line everyday because it would be insane to compare apples to oranges. You cannot have real paint like Aura for the same price as Behr everyday. Maybe once in awhile to show you the difference.

Contractor grades are always there at similar price points though. I would consider them superior to box store crap but not far superior.
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Not at all. Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams are not going to offer you top of the line everyday because it would be insane to compare apples to oranges. You cannot have real paint like Aura for the same price as Behr everyday. Maybe once in awhile to show you the difference.

Contractor grades are always there at similar price points though. I would consider them superior to box store crap but not far superior.
I was almost certain that contractor bulk discounts apply to consumer lines too. Is that not the case?
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I was almost certain that contractor bulk discounts apply to consumer lines too. Is that not the case?
Of course. I bought thousands of gallons of paint so got a fairly decent discount that did get passed on to clients, whether they knew it or not.

All I was suggesting is that contractor grades of Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paints are not going to be displayed and you have to know they are there. The consumer will not get my discount but the paint will be cheaper.

Would I put a contractor grade paint on for a client where what they really needed was Regal or Aura? Of course not. Would I have any reluctance whatsoever to painting an art gallery over and over with a contractor grade? Nope! A house being sold and needing paint that would last well beyond the years the new owners took deciding on what they really wanted? Nope. A home where kids and pets were licking walls and trim and otherwise knowing the abuse they put to paint? Unless only budget were the issue, a contractor grade might not be the best choice unless...

A can or two of box store paint were the only other alternative on the table.
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Ultra Spec 500 from Benjamin Moore is a great product for interior painting! This product sells at a reasonable price per gallon and:
  • Excellent hiding
  • Spatter resistant
  • Quick drying time
  • Low odor
  • Zero VOCs
  • Easy application
  • Soap-and-water cleanup
Good luck!

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Old 11-10-2012, 10:47 PM   #26
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the glidden for 18.00 a gallon works for me, we painted many houses in western ny with it.

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