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Old 05-15-2010, 04:21 AM   #16
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You got to much paint on the tape and as posted the type of tape makes a difference. You need to run a razor knife along the edge of the trim before lifting the tape so it will not peel off the paint.

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We will never again buy Valspar paint. I once spent a WEEK trying to paint two rooms with Valspar paint. It was like painting with water. The color had the word "pear" in it -- I remember that. It was the proper type of paint, and it was mixed properly, and it was new paint. It was a nightmare. I did it during Christmas vacation, and I wasted a whole WEEK of my life trying to paint over standard white. Never again. I never had that experience with other types of paint. So no, it's not you. It's Valspar paint.
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ok just 1 more little rant, haha. i had to put off puttin the second coat on for a week as other things came up i had to do first..heres another problem this paint gave me.. when i went to take all the tape down i had put up to protect trim etc..the paint actually PEELED off the wall as i pulled it off!! im guessin this is from not using a primer. it pretty much killed 1 whole side of the room where the wall meets the ceiling, gonna be a ***** to fix it and recut it in again. left it all jagged and torn looking..have i said i hate this paint enough times? NEVER AGAIN!
Hi ya waited to long to take the tape off. I usually try to get it off as soon as it's dry to the touch. You get a tough, mostly cured paint film isn't (shouldn't) be easy to tear. If I get in the situation where it's been awhile or I have an especially thick coat over the edge of the paint, I run a box cutter knife with a fresh blade along the edge to seperate the film.
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I agree with you on Valspar. I have painted for 40
years both inside and out. I helped my daughter paint her bedroom with Valspar signature paint in a deep burgandy color. There was wallpaper previously that we removed. The trim was gloss white, you could see where they were not too careful with the white on the edges of the door and window trim as well as the baseboard. It was going to be covered with wallpaper anyway. The Valspar would not even begin to cover the white, the second coat even began to bleed through. I tried every trick that I have learned in 40 years trying to get it to cover on the second coat......no way. In addition, I do not care for the finish. She wanted an eggshell finish and it orange peeled over much of the wall. I had her switch to Glidden in the kitchen and it went on and covered beautifully. I have never used Valspar before, I guess add one to the books. To bad it cost her $300 for paint, an expensive lesson.
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$300 for a room full of Valspar? Must have been a big room!

In your 40 years- ever painted with a red? Most paints suck at red.
And colors don't bleed. A pro would know the difference between coverage and bleed.
Not standing up for Valspar, but I smell a rat in the kitchen as they say...

And after the stripping of the WC- what did you do, start with the paint?
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We used 6 gallons of signature. She had a popcorn ceiling that she wanted painted. It covered and looks good, after three coats. But any paint would have a problem with a popcorn finish.

Did I say bleed, if so I meant shows through. it did not bleed. In any event, we stripped the WC and put on a coat of kills, then two coats of paint. Yes, I agree any shade of red is a "B" to put on but three coats, no way. Sorry buddy, the paint is junk and for that kind of money it should cover.
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hey jeffb my uncle bought valspar also and when he went back to get another300.00 dollars worth of paint so he could put a 3rd coat on and he mentioned it to the woman that was helping him she said "we should have told you that you needed to prime first". he had to put 3 coats on everyroom he painted. i told him he should go back and complain but he didn't. i wish he would have called me before he bought the paint i coulda saved him 3 or 4 hundred dollars on paint. my daughter in law bought valspar for me to paint at their house. six months later the trim was still tacky and it was new trim that was primed.
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theres a reason why their own data pages tell you to prime and 2 coat. . . even the paint/primer in one data pages tell you to prime and 2 coat. .. . marketing gimick? DUHHH
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I've been painting for many years and use high quality products for preping and painting. I can say, hands down, Valspar paint is horrible, terrible and a waste of time and money!!!!! If you apply it thin enough so that it does run it's so thin it doesn't cover anything. It's so thin and running, to finish a room you would have to go over all the walls and trim 3-4 times!! It sucks! I will NEVER make this misake again! If you think differently, then you obviously have never used good paint before. I say to you get out and try some decent paint- you'll like it!
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There is no way I"m going to spend hours prepping,sanding, washing, filling, priming and doing all the other prep work and then take a chance on cheap paint just to save $5 or $10 bucks. Paint and primer is a rip I don't care what brand it is. In 95% of applications it does not work. If a home owner insists on using it I make them sign a release that I am not responsible for the coverage or how long the finish lasts
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nothing wrong with valspare paint .for the money its a good paint

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