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Old 08-16-2013, 11:30 PM   #31
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What is your go to paint that isn't going to break the bank since the whole house needs to painted.
My "go to" paint is Sherwin Williams SuperPaint, but one reason is I can sometimes cover in 1 coat. If it's a color or thickness that I can't quite get in 1 coat, but am close, then I'll go with something cheaper with 2 coats, like ProMar 200 or 400. If it's a color that's going to require 3+ coats of ProMar, then I'd rather go with 2 coats of Benjamin Moore Aura to save time. Of course there might be other reasons to choose Aura, but you are trying to not break the bank, and painting your whole house with Aura is expensive. If I were painting my whole house with 2 coats, I'd probably use Sherwin Williams ProMar 200, 400, or SuperPaint, or Benjamin Moore Regal or Ben. Remember that labor and process are important too - cheaper paints will splatter more and require more attention in terms of protection. With a thicker paint like SuperPaint or Aura, I could probably not put down 1 drop cloth and never get a drop anywhere.

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Agreed that Level 5 and flat finish paint aren't really compatible. There's nothing wrong with it, but it's like wearing sweat pants over Victoria's Secret lingerie. What's the point? Unlike the sweat pants, that flat paint is never coming off the walls. A Level 5 finish is for paints with sheen in challenging lighting conditions.
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OK maybe I'm wrong here but I think level 5 is being misused here. I think all she did was have the knockdown texture skim coated. A true level 5 is smooth as a baby's butt, that's why they cost so much. Again maybe I'm wrong but I think she just got a skim coat.
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No, Tool, you're right; a lot of excessive verbiage here...
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[QUOTE=ccarlisle;1230469]No, Tool, you're right; a lot of excessive verbiage here...[/QUOTE]


here? really?
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Originally Posted by TinaV
What is your go to paint that isn't going to break the bank since the whole house needs to painted.


PPG Pure Performance

Just as good as super paint and less expensive
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I think Jeffs Vickie's secret analogy was...spot.. on!

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