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Old 07-23-2012, 03:50 PM   #1
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Does any body know where I can buy Ralph Lauren pain in Maine?I've heard that Home Depot can match the colors up.but it's no where near the quality.

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[quote=DYIWBE;972570]Does any body know where I can buy Ralph Lauren pain in Maine?I've heard that Home Depot can match the colors up.but it's no where near the quality.[/quote]


RL and quality do not belong in the same paragraph

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Thought Ralph Lauren paint was sold at Home Depot.
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Not any more.Seems the paint disappeared from the face of the earth.I heard RL got pissed at H.D for mixing it's colors with a cheaper brand.They pulled their pant leaving many customers in the lurch.
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I found that brand of paint the most troublesome ---Most painters have had the same experience.

What is it about Ralf Lauren that you like?
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Benjamin Moore will mix any color. It is great paint. Sherwin Williams would be my second choice.

Always be suspect of celebrity paint and restaurants.
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I found that brand of paint the most troublesome ---Most painters have had the same experience.

What is it about Ralf Lauren that you like?
It seems to cover well ,and it's not thick and gooey like Behr.Seems to have a nice even viscosity.I'm interested why you think it's troublesome.I'm using it on a roller to do my walls.I've heard that the paint is actually made by Glidden.
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Try BM " Ben" . Might even like it better.
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As some of you may know, I work at an upscale Home/Hdwr./Decorating store.

We've had RL paint for over a decade now...along with C2 and C+K/. ACE-Royal lines. Sikkens & Penofin stains too.

Anyway-
We sell more and more RL paint every year. Worldwide conglomerate Akzo-Nobel now owns ICI, etc., which made RL for many years.
Yes...HD & RL parted ways ~ couple years ago.
We sold more than the local HD anyway!!.

Personally, I like the stuff a lot.
We hardly EVER get any complaints about our paints.
Some colors can be a challenge (think Neutral bases here...), but we usually inquire if someone has used them before.

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Try BM " Ben" . Might even like it better.

Try almost anything form BM and it will be better than RL or the dreaded behr

RL makes ok underwear, Paint? not so well.

for that matter go to ANY real paint store and get the middle of the road or better and it will still be superior than RL or behr
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The Ralph Lauren colors are fabulous. They used the brand name, and the color palette to market the paint itself as a "high end product" . . . .but the paint itself is poor in quality. That ralph lauren paint quality wise is maybe equal to sherwin-william or ben moores low end paints.
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Ralph did what Ralph does best. Markets a "lifestyle"!
Many bit that hook.

But the paint- particularly the specialty finishes were a complete PITA to work with.
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It seems to cover well ,and it's not thick and gooey like Behr.Seems to have a nice even viscosity.I'm interested why you think it's troublesome.I'm using it on a roller to do my walls.I've heard that the paint is actually made by Glidden.
I've used it on two jobs---

One was a deep red orange color --the pigment floated to the surface and flashed so quickly that the surface color varied whenever I touched an area that was set for more than thirty seconds---

The old pro painter gave up on the crap and I finally succeeded by painting like a hop head on speed---took four tries --

Next was a gloss on doors---latex count so high that ,when I went to pick out a little bit of crud--the 'skin' lifted up like grabbing a rubber glove.

I sanded off all four doors--Had Benjamin Moore mixed to match---and never touched that brand again.
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Thanks for the info.Maybe I just havn't noticed all that because I'm just using a roller on my walls.The problem for me is that, I started a project with RL and don't have enough to finish.
What people are saying is that I should try to match up the color at a store like Benjamin Moore.Has any one else done this?How did it work for you?
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You need to finish the job with the same paint---so Ralf Lauren it is!

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