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Old 01-22-2014, 10:18 PM   #1
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Hi All,

So I just purchased my first home and want to paint before my wife and I move in, I've been trying to read up on get a feel for whats good but still can't seem to make up my mind. I'm looking between Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams paints. I'm wondering what would he best for me, the home is two years old and looks like its still on the original builder paint and is a light color. We are looking do replace it with a light color but may add one or two dark accent walls, and we really like a matte or very low gloss look. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Each company has various paint grades throughout their lineup. Your budget, tastes, preferences, may impact your decision. I'm most familiar with SW's lineup. I use their SuperPaint which is their middle-of-the-road workhorse paint. Great stuff, reasonably priced. Below that is Promar 200, Promar 400, Sherscrub, etc. Above that is Cashmere, Harmony, Duration, and Emerald. Prices can range from $25 - $70 per gallon depending on what you choose. I'm sure someone will follow me with a rundown of BM paints.

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Both are great paints.
The lower the gloss the harder it is to clean.
Builders like it because it hides all the flaws in a crappy drywall job.
Semi Gloss of egg shell is the norm.
Gloss on the trim makes it really easy to wipe off hand marks.
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Both are great paints.
You haven't named any actual paints.
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If you like a matte look, you're going to be out of the low budget range. BM Regal or Aura, SW Duration. Unfortunately the SW equivalent to Regal - SuperPaint - is not available in matte. Cashmere is available in "Low Lustre" which might be like matte.
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Both are great paints.
The lower the gloss the harder it is to clean.
Builders like it because it hides all the flaws in a crappy drywall job.
Semi Gloss of egg shell is the norm.
Gloss on the trim makes it really easy to wipe off hand marks.

for walls? not around here it's not

semi gloss for trim, flat ( or matte)for walls is the norm, eggshell for kitchens and baths
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Do you have a PPG store around? They offer some quality paints at a lower cost
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Am doing a house now that the previous painter talked the lady into semi-gloss IN EVERY ROOM. Ask me how I like semi on the walls.
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I think it looks tacky (as in not classy).
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Agree plus PITA for the next guy.
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Semi Gloss of egg shell is the norm.
Semi-gloss walls aren't too common (except the occasional bathroom where someone read on the internet you were supposed to), but I do agree the use of eggshell is much more popular now for standard walls than it used to be.

There are some people who like all flat walls. For those people I have to convince to use matte at a minimum, and preferrably eggshell, in the bathroom.

Then there are people who just like the sheen of eggshell in all rooms. For them I just mention that matte is an option as well.

I used to like flat, but now I'm partial to the subtle sheen of matte for most rooms. I think it's a very rich look. Flat can start to look like "apartment complex" after awhile if you're painting in standard builder beiges.
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I used to lean a lot toward satin for wall but I'm really going toward the matte now too. I really dislike flat walls so I would be happy with about anything between flat and semi.
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I used to lean a lot toward satin for wall but I'm really going toward the matte now too. I really dislike flat walls so I would be happy with about anything between flat and semi.
TS, that's why we gotta try the new Pearl finish from SW. I think I'm gonna give it a shot on a kitchen remodel project I have coming up.
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TS, that's why we gotta try the new Pearl finish from SW. I think I'm gonna give it a shot on a kitchen remodel project I have coming up.
Let me know I don't have anything right now it would be good for.
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Both carry great paint lines, we tend to lean towards BM for interior and SW for exterior.

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