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Old 07-05-2012, 01:25 PM   #1
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Went paint shopping with son and DIL yesterday. S-W has a 30% sale going. They were pitching their new Emerald line. Sale price is only $3/gal over Duration and scrubbability is supposed to be significantly better. I guess were gonna find out about that as we picked up 4 gallons.
My question for now is if anyone has used the stuff if there are any application quirks that would be nice to know. I don't think it's been out long enough to get any feedback on durability.
For prep info, we have cleaned, patched and primed (Zinsser 123). Ceiling is done so will likely start the walls this weekend.

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I have not used any yet, but my SW rep was talking it up this morning. Of course he would but it did sound pretty good. We will see.

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Just an update, got the first coat on three walls today. Fourth is getting another color so that comes later. So far it been easy to apply, covers well and levels incredibly well, I don't think you could leave a brush stroke or roller mark if you tried. No visible texture difference between where I did the cut in with a brush and DIL rolled the walls. So far a good paint, a ~$70/gal paint, ????
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He quoted me a little cheaper than$70, but not much.

$70 for a gallon of paint,$4 for a gallon of gas
I remember when gas was 38 cents or so a gallon
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He quoted me a little cheaper than$70, but not much.

$70 for a gallon of paint,$4 for a gallon of gas
I remember when gas was 38 cents or so a gallon
Actually Chrisn, I only paid $44 as it had the 30% going. It's still $66 + sales tax reg price which is what I was referring too. At $41/gal for Duration I was ready to pull the trigger on that but with only $3 dif on a 4 gallon job, I figured it was worth $12 to try the stuff out. As it turns out, the way it's going on the first coat, I over estimated and probably got at least a gallon left over.

I remember 19 cent gas tax on the stuff is more than that now.
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I just bought it and put 2 coats on. We got it because my pregnant wife wanted something with 0vocs. Salesman said it doesn't smell, but it does have a faint smell, but not too bad.

Overall very happy with the results.
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i'm sure it is good paint ,but for me i don't see the point when you can buy cashmere or super paint for a lot less money .but if you get it on sale hey go for it .
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I bought a gallon yesterday because it was on sale. I am attempting to cover a mural on the wall that consists of deep brown and green. I had already primed the wall, and the SW sales people assured me that it was a wasted step considering that Emerald would cover in one coat. Im using yellow, so I expected it would not. It did not cover, and I am hoping that it will with a second coat. However, I was happy with the paint , and was happy with the way it went on the wall. If it was on sale I would buy it again. I am really hoping the store personnel will provide me with the second gallon as a courtesy, considering they guaranteed it would cover in one coat. I would have purchased a less expensive paint had I known Id need to buy more.
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Like ltd, I am sticking to my old standby, SuperPaint. Trying to tell customers that their paint is gonna cost $70 per gallon is harder than telling them the Democrats are raising taxes. I know I'm gonna get reamed because someone is gonna say, "Well, the customer pays for the paint not the painter, why do you care what it costs?"
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..I care how it works, and how it performs.

Sometimes that means better paint.
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Remembering that in some cases, not all, just some, a DIYers objectives can be a little different than a contractors. One being the size of job and quantity of materials required. In my case, I had a 3 gallon job which meant the difference in total cost between ProMar 200 and Emerald was a whopping $24. That's not counting ceiling paint or primer which was needed regardless of the wall paint. That seemed like a fairly reasonable price difference for added durability and scrubbability considering a 6 year old grandson and his welder/grease monkey dad. Now the stuff just has to live up to the hype.

stelmowalker - I don't think it reasonable to demand a free gallon of paint, Giving it to you at the sale price would be fair.
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I used it last week and it was great, expensive , but went on nice, covered extremely well, had a little odor, but I was very impressed.
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Guess I will have to try some. When the legends, ChrisN, Brushjockey, and JSchaben say it's da bomb, then it's da bomb!
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Guess I will have to try some. When the legends, ChrisN, Brushjockey, and JSchaben say it's da bomb, then it's da bomb!
legend?? in my own mind maybe
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me? not even in my own mind

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