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Old 04-20-2013, 07:34 PM   #1
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I have no problem selecting the colors i want. However i want quality. Im debating between benjamin moore, sherwin williams, behr and ralph lauren. I would like some opinions. Rooms are dining room/living room, kitchen, family room

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What is the quality of the paint you want?
Is it..
ease of application
low cost
washability
scuff resistance
sheen specific
color fastness
etc.
Not one right answer- and many emotional opinions.
For what it is worth- I think BM Regal Select Matte is a great paint for that situation..

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Thanks, all good points. I never considered those.

First color fastness
Secnd sheen specific
Third ease ofnapplication.
Scuff resistance also but for family room


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What is the quality of the paint you want?
Is it..
ease of application
low cost
washability
scuff resistance
sheen specific
color fastness
etc.
Not one right answer- and many emotional opinions.
For what it is worth- I think BM Regal Select Matte is a great paint for that situation..
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[QUOTE=Brushjockey;1163794]What is the quality of the paint you want?
Is it..
ease of application
low cost
washability
scuff resistance
sheen specific
color fastness
etc.
Not one right answer- and many emotional opinions.
For what it is worth- I think BM Regal Select Matte is a great paint for that situation..[/QUOTE]


I would cast my vote there also, for what it's worth.
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Use the "Search" feature on here as well. Loads of info about paint brands.
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You have a range of paints availed you as part of the Sherwin-Williams and Ben Moore brands depending on your answers to the questions. Not so with Behr and Ralph Lauren. You only get a consumer product pro painters do not buy with those brands. And Ralph Lauren is really selling the color collection in private labeled paint. The RL brand does not make paint any more than Martha Stewart, Laura Ashley, HGTV, et al do.

Ben Moore Regal is excellent paint. Aura is pretty amazing too and the flat is as washable as just about anything out there. Aura comes at a price point that is substantial though. I would have no qualms painting with the appropriately chosen SW products either and have often over the years. Even the contractor grades of both SW and Ben Moore are fine paints if that is the price point you can afford. Just don't expect the same performance out of them as Aura.

Don't forget to look for sales and coupons for SW and Ben Moore. They will help bring the cost down. And if you are buying a lot, ask for a discount. Paint Stores know they have to compete.

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Thank you so much for your insight. Much appreciated. I know the SW is pricier, but i don't mind for areas like Dining/Living room. The BM would be for the rest of the house I guess.


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You have a range of paints availed you as part of the Sherwin-Williams and Ben Moore brands depending on your answers to the questions. Not so with Behr and Ralph Lauren. You only get a consumer product pro painters do not buy with those brands. And Ralph Lauren is really selling the color collection in private labeled paint. The RL brand does not make paint any more than Martha Stewart, Laura Ashley, HGTV, et al do.

Ben Moore Regal is excellent paint. Aura is pretty amazing too and the flat is as washable as just about anything out there. Aura comes at a price point that is substantial though. I would have no qualms painting with the appropriately chosen SW products either and have often over the years. Even the contractor grades of both SW and Ben Moore are fine paints if that is the price point you can afford. Just don't expect the same performance out of them as Aura.

Don't forget to look for sales and coupons for SW and Ben Moore. They will help bring the cost down. And if you are buying a lot, ask for a discount. Paint Stores know they have to compete.
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I get the feeling money isn't a problem. So SW CASHMERE.
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I want quality items, so i don't mint spending on quality. However, there is a limit! Like. $300.00 for a lb of coffee that some kid ran after a monkey to gather afte he dookied it out.

But im at SW for their 40%off as i type this!

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Whoa... 45 gallons of SW Emerald. 30 tinted, 15 single gallons untinted. I feel like a kid.
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Your house must be 10,000 sq ft....
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It is big but at this price i just purchase extra and tint as needed for oher projects.
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Average bedroom takes about 1.5 to go around twice ( assuming primed or previously painted).
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Whoa... 45 gallons of SW Emerald. 30 tinted, 15 single gallons untinted. I feel like a kid.
What the heck are you painting? BTW, I would have saved a pile of $ and NOT bought the Emerald, it's not worth it (IMO)
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Brand new house which was painted in glorious SW (Contractor Grade) white. So considering the sale price, the emerald at $36.00 and the duration at $34.00, and this is the house I'm sticking with for another 15 years I.
And I respect your opinion.

Some drive Honda, some Nissan, some Toyota, Mercedes and Jags. All are right IMO. They all get you there.

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What the heck are you painting? BTW, I would have saved a pile of $ and NOT bought the Emerald, it's not worth it (IMO)

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