Which Paint To Use? - Painting - Page 2 - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Painting

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-30-2014, 05:14 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 3,167
Rewards Points: 2,534
Default

Which paint to use?


It might "work" for you, but it doesn't get the house all that clean, and it's dangerous going up on ladders with a sprayer. Using the same technique with a pressure washer takes about an hour.

Advertisement

jeffnc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2014, 05:36 PM   #17
Member
 
Jmayspaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,347
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Which paint to use?


I wish I had all the hours back that I spent with a pump up sprayer spraying bleach. I thought I was in heaven when I bought my first backpack sprayer. Once I learned to down stream, the backpacks never left the shop. No comparison as far as ease and time.
Jmayspaint is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2014, 08:33 PM   #18
Painting contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 87
Rewards Points: 111
Default

Which paint to use?


double post

Last edited by Red Dog; 07-30-2014 at 08:42 PM.
Red Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2014, 08:41 PM   #19
Painting contractor
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 87
Rewards Points: 111
Default

Which paint to use?


To each his own I say.After being in the business for 30 years 90% of my customers are repeat business and I regularly repaint houses that have held up fine for ten years or more. I own a pressure washer and use it regularly. I meant that the homeowner had other options if he didn't have access to a PW. He already stated that his $$ was tight on the project.
Red Dog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-30-2014, 10:03 PM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: outside ocala fl
Posts: 3,824
Rewards Points: 2,684
Default

Which paint to use?


In Fla we get the green on everything some call it mildew some call it pollen. A little bleach and a pressure washer with an extension wand will work. With the bleach solution be sure to cover any plants.
ToolSeeker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 09:39 AM   #21
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 3,167
Rewards Points: 2,534
Default

Which paint to use?


I'm sorry to belabor the point, but I just want to make clear what's happening for those listening. Bleach basically does 2 things:
- disinfects/kills microbes
- makes things appear white or invisible

I don't doubt what you're saying Red Dog, but there's a difference between something working because of what you're doing, and something working in spite of what you're doing. The fact that your paint jobs hold up are simply evidence that a good paint job will adhere well to a surface that has some dirt on it. Yes, just the fact that you are spraying water on the surface will get a little bit of loose dirt off. The paint just covers everything else. But you are not using a cleaner, you're using a microbe killer and color whitener followed by a mild rinse, especially since you said you are not even using high pressure to wash. High pressure alone can clean, but that is not always safe for houses. Just because bleach kills the algae, which stops being green, does not mean you have really cleaned it. It's just an illusion to make the stuff invisible. The second link explains this.

http://baxtercleancare.com/cleaning-with-bleach/

http://home.howstuffworks.com/bleach1.htm

http://housekeeping.about.com/od/pro...achcleaner.htm

To clean a house well, it must be sprayed with high pressure, physically scrubbed, and/or cleaned with detergent. It's as simple as that. It is not about using a pressure washer necessarily. The detergent can be mixed with bleach in some cases, or it can be done in 2 separate steps. If he must use a sprayer and do it all by hand, the solution needs some detergent to clean properly.
jeffnc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 09:46 AM   #22
Don't WANNA do it myself
 
mnp13's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Rochester, NY Area
Posts: 629
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Which paint to use?


And back to the original question - if you get cheap paint, you just end up using more of it and repainting sooner. In the long run cheap paint is FAR more expensive. I have only ever used Benjamin Moore, but Sherman Williams is high quality as well. Paint is one of those things that you get what you pay for.
__________________
Michelle

Fixing the re-muddling one room at a time...
mnp13 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 10:14 PM   #23
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far sw sub chicago
Posts: 4,116
Rewards Points: 2,704
Default

Which paint to use?


i don't want to jack this thread. but i remember reading on this forum, that a guy can haggle with SW ?
Fix'n it is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 10:35 PM   #24
Member
 
Gymschu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio (heart of Appalachia)
Posts: 3,039
Rewards Points: 2,294
Default

Which paint to use?


Really between coupons in your local paper or a coupon mailer that comes in your mailbox from time to time, you can get 30% to 40% off quite regularly at SW. Many times those sale prices are better than contractor pricing. SW is funny with its pricing, especially with contractors. One week you can buy SuperPaint for $35, the next week it's $42. Another week it can be $28 during a 40% off sale. Very frustrating for a contractor but SW has been like that for years.
Gymschu is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Gymschu For This Useful Post:
Fix'n it (07-31-2014), Jmayspaint (07-31-2014)
Old 07-31-2014, 10:50 PM   #25
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 3,167
Rewards Points: 2,534
Default

Which paint to use?


Just painted in a customer's house - I offered them 20% off the paint retail. But there was a sale at SW for 40%, so they bought the paint themselves. Can't even make a buck off paint anymore!
jeffnc is online now   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to jeffnc For This Useful Post:
Gymschu (08-01-2014)
Old 07-31-2014, 10:54 PM   #26
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far sw sub chicago
Posts: 4,116
Rewards Points: 2,704
Default

Which paint to use?


i can't say i have ever seen a SW coupon. but then, i can't say i have ever looked for them
Fix'n it is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 10:59 PM   #27
Member
 
Jmayspaint's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 1,347
Rewards Points: 500
Default

Which paint to use?


I don't think many people pay retail price for paint at Sherwin, unless you just walk in off the street and don't even ask.

If you open an account with them, they will put you in there pricing brackets. The more you buy, the better your bracket can become.

There are big differences in retail and what they can/will sell it for. Most products the retail is crazy high.
Jmayspaint is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Jmayspaint For This Useful Post:
Gymschu (08-01-2014)
Old 07-31-2014, 11:11 PM   #28
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: far sw sub chicago
Posts: 4,116
Rewards Points: 2,704
Default

Which paint to use?


yeah. online, super paint is
http://www.sherwin-williams.com/home...oatings/paint/
Fix'n it is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2014, 11:20 PM   #29
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: North Carolina, USA
Posts: 3,167
Rewards Points: 2,534
Default

Which paint to use?


Funny... I've always looked for a retail price reference, and there it is. Wonder if that's a new addition to their site.

Anyway, yeah - those prices are silly. I do very small volume. I wonder what the serious contractors can get.
jeffnc is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2014, 07:49 AM   #30
Member
 
Gymschu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Eastern Ohio (heart of Appalachia)
Posts: 3,039
Rewards Points: 2,294
Default

Which paint to use?


That is new, Jeff. I FINALLY got price breaks on paints I purchase the most such as SuperPaint. My current price on SP is about $32 per gallon. I get minimal discounts on Cashmere also. I buy about 300 - 500 gallons per year which is small volume. Some contractors I know use that on one ONE JOB!!!

Fixnit, the coupons can usually be found online also, although I'm not sure right now where to find them. We get them in our Sunday paper advertising fliers or from mailers sent out about once a week. It's not all the time but usually once a month or so.

Advertisement

Gymschu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
My Review: Valspar vs Behr vs Olympic vs ColorPlace Achilles97 Painting 81 07-25-2014 05:51 PM
cheap paint in bathroom got mold? mayhem69 Painting 12 05-06-2012 05:46 PM
So many questions where to start?!?!(NEWBIE) painter84 Painting 5 09-15-2008 01:50 PM
Paint will not stick in Bathroom! SGTHetland Painting 9 08-18-2008 12:04 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts