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rls500 01-05-2009 02:07 AM

Question about Interior Painting
 
Hi guys,
I'm planning on getting the interior of my house painted. I have gotten a few estimates and one of them seems a bit lower as compared to the other ones. Is there anyway to verify if the license number on their card is valid?

Also, my house is currently flat white paint that the builders put up. I have two small kids and want something that's easy to clean. I'm thinking about doing eg-shell, satin layer, or semi-gloss. I believe my kitchen and bathrooms have already been done in white semi-gloss. If I were to paint over them with anything other than semi-gloss, would it work out okay? Which one would you guys recommend for high traffic areas and formal areas? Bathrooms and Kitchens?

Lastly, I think I'm going to buy the paint on my own, and I'm debating between Dunn Edwards and Sherwin Williams. I've been told to get the premium product from whatever brand I choose. Which one would be better in terms of durability and final finish? Is it a good idea to get these from Home Depot/Wal Mart or should I go their offices directly?

Thanks for any help! :)

Sydney

chrisn 01-05-2009 05:14 AM

Is there anyway to verify if the license number on their card is valid?

https://www.ask-dcp.ct.gov/lookup/default.asp


Which one would you guys recommend for high traffic areas and formal areas? Bathrooms and Kitchens?

Egg shell or Satin would be fine for walls,I would avoid semi for walls but use it for all trim


Is it a good idea to get these from Home Depot/Wal Mart or should I go their offices directly?:no::no:

AVOID any of these places like the plague:eek: , go to any real paint store as you mentioned and get their best quality products.Or, better yet, ask the painter what he intends to use and if he,she is a painting professional. you will not have to worry about it.

sirwired 01-05-2009 05:27 AM

You don't have to worry about getting Dunn Edwards or Sherwin Williams from Big Box. Neither of those companies sell to Big Box stores.

In any case, let your painter choose the brand of paint. Insist on the top-line, or near top-line paint from whatever brand they use. (And make sure that brand is NOT Behr.) Your painter will have the best results from a paint product he/she is familiar with.

I think Egg/Satin is adequate all around, even for high-traffic areas; semi or full gloss for trim. You may want to put flat in formal areas, but I personally don't. Painting with a lower gloss than the existing coat is not a problem.

SirWired


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