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Old 08-27-2013, 07:25 AM   #16
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I have never had problems with SuperSpec in flat or Promar. It just does not have the washability or colorfastness of Regal or Aura. It does not claim to though.

The point about the 30 percent off sale this weekend is a good one. I do not know if it will apply to the contractor grades. If it does not, then definitely aim higher in the product lines.

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Old 08-27-2013, 07:38 AM   #17
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Good point about the contractor discounts, but why would you say that about the flat paint? There's nothing wrong with it in my experience. Sounds like maybe you have some anecdotal feedback.
yea the flat does what its apposed to do .but for me a dead flat is a dirt magnet ,even if you brush up against it, it burnishes to easy, I like a flat that has an slight angle sheen . I know its the bread and butter paint for n/c.but for me on repaints just don't like it
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Not sure I buy that flat is any more of dirt magnet than any other paint. It is probably harder to clean (unless it is something like Aura matte) than semi-gloss. And, I tend to like walls with a little lustre to them.

However, as soon as you add sheen you accentuate any surface defects. And in the gallery world, we sought walls as flat finished as we could get them so they absorbed and did not "sparkle off" lighting. The sheen would have distracted from art.



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yea the flat does what its apposed to do .but for me a dead flat is a dirt magnet ,even if you brush up against it, it burnishes to easy
You basically said you don't recommend ProMar in flat. Are you actually saying you just don't like flat paint in general?

Flat paint doesn't "attract" any more dirt than gloss paint. It's just that it has more microscopic nooks and crannies that hold the dirt more strongly than gloss paint.
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Back in the day when oils were still acceptable, a flat oil on a plaster wall was amazingly washable/scrubbable and smooth as a baby's behind. Also worked quite well on drywall. Today's latex flats just have too much of something that produces that roughness that makes them SEEM so hard to clean.
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just my opinion but flat looks great on ceilings.

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