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Old 07-25-2012, 02:49 PM   #16
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Ralph Lauren Paint is manufactured by Akzo Nobel. The broadwall products are premium paints, and perform very well. The specialty finish products are variable- some are very simple to apply with the proper technique and tools, others take some experience to achieve a good result. Ralph Lauren is still sold through Independent Dealers in the US. You can find a dealer locator on the RL web site.

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Ralph Lauren Paint is manufactured by Akzo Nobel. The broadwall products are premium paints, and perform very well. The specialty finish products are variable- some are very simple to apply with the proper technique and tools, others take some experience to achieve a good result. Ralph Lauren is still sold through Independent Dealers in the US. You can find a dealer locator on the RL web site.

that would be arguable

I, for one, try to make a living at painting. Which means,I try to make a profit daily.I have used probably most paints on the market at one time or another. I now use only what I know from experience will work for what I need it too in order to make a profit. Using sub par materials, for me, is just a waist of time, therefore $$
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Have your punched in your zip code on their website?

I’m in the “middle of nowhere“, entered my zip and found 8 retailers within a 100 mi.
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Yes.there are Ralph Lauren stores near my house,but none of them carry paint.It turns out that I have literally-just enough paint to finish my project.The next time I'll go with Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams as RL is just too hard to get.
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Ralph Lauren Paint is manufactured by Akzo Nobel. The broadwall products are premium paints, and perform very well. The specialty finish products are variable- some are very simple to apply with the proper technique and tools, others take some experience to achieve a good result. Ralph Lauren is still sold through Independent Dealers in the US. You can find a dealer locator on the RL web site.
Azko Nobel is a great company and is well thought of in European market. It makes an especially expensive line of historic renovation paints that are used in some amazing places. The company acquired Glidden on entry into the US market. It is a better known brand in the US than their European labels. I see Glidden Pro trucks all the time here and when I have passed their store, it is always busy and with a good population of guys/gals in whites. You don't see them lining up outside box stores. I have honestly never used the paint store products. Like Chris I could not afford to experiment lots and frankly they never offered any sweet deals for me to try.

My experience with the box store Glidden, now being advertised more than BEHRly paint by HD in this market, was not at all pleasant and frankly was comparable to using other box store brands.

I fear the company may have made the mistake of Pittsburgh and used the same brand for its real paint and its substandard box store version. Pittsburgh paint store paint is just fine. The stuff it sells through Menard's is terrible.

The problem with these designer color collection paints---RL, Martha S, Laura Ashley---is you cannot tell what is going in the can besides the color. Is the Ralph Lauren stuff paint store paint or box store version crap? I wish companies would just market the color collections as the draw and leave the paint selection to the buyer!

It is funny, years ago Pantone took over color specifying in almost all industries but paint. When in the graphics industry I specified ink color with the Pantone Matching System. It did not matter what ink manufacturer---the color mixes were universal PMS xxx. Pantone got a bit greedy and their guides now cost a fortune but they brought reason to madness. It sure would be nice if their was a similar manner of specifying paint color. Pantone's attempt at standardizing paint tinting has never gone far. And I guess it would put people who name colors "Baby Diaper Tan" or whatever out of a job. It seems like a standard would save companies tons of money printing their own swatches? That cost has to get paid by the consumer.

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The Ralph Lauren broadwall paints are not "crap"- they are premium 100% acrylic paints.The assumption that all manufacturers compromise their products in quality to sell to mass merchandise outlets is not necessarily true. The placement of impaired products made in 8000+ gallon batches throughout the US would be a poor business model at best. None of the big boxes would stock your products if that happened. Every paint manufacturer makes paint qualities from commercial to premium, depending on the budget/preference/expectations of the end user.

I agree that box stores' service is not close to the commercial paint store personnel, and they do not have the capacity to support professionals. The marketing ploys make me ill with some of the claims (stain killer, primer, and paint!!!!). As I sold to painters for quite some time, I respect that they struggle every day to make profit and a decent living.
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akzo nobel is the largest paint company in the world. sherwin-williams would be #2. Akzo owns sikkens, penetrol. . .hundreds on thousands of products painters use everyday. on the good, better, best scale .. . RL paint is only good
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[quote=Expert Paint;975278]akzo nobel is the largest paint company in the world. sherwin-williams would be #2. Akzo owns sikkens, penetrol. . .hundreds on thousands of products painters use everyday. on the good, better, best scale .. . RL paint is only good[/quote]


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