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Do yourself a favor and use a high quality paint from a paint store :).

You probably won't find good opinions of Behr paint in this forum :no:.
 

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Do yourself a favor and use a high quality paint from a paint store :).

You probably won't find good opinions of Behr paint in this forum :no:.
Actually Consumer Reports has recently rated BEHR paint quite highly and not everyone on this forum is a Home Depot hater. HD certainly has a place in the market.
 

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No mention of being a HD hater, actually I really like the store. I was referring to Behr paint which is what the writer inquired about. I am going by experience as well as the other individuals and pros in this forum; paint quality and performance (or lack of) is why the majority of users will recommend a high quality paint of which Behr is not considered :).

As far as Behr being rated high by CR....many are still scratching their heads on that one, lol. If you take the time to read some of the posts on Behr paint, you'll see why the comments are made.
 

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Go to a Benjamin Moore dealer and Moorosco's Celing White. It is about th same price as Behr, if not lower, and 100x better.
 

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Seeing as how Behr is now crossing the $30 line, there is paint out there that will kick the crap out of it for less.
 

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As far as cheap big box paint, I had good luck with the Kilz Paint. It was thick on went on as well as the SW paint with both brush and roller. It's been up about three months now and looks great. It was $23 or $24 per gallon at Walmart (choke, gag). And used Behr (given by a friend, lol) in the bathroom. It is thin and runny. After correcting runs, etc. I left room to find a big sag and a couple of runs in it later. Also a couple of bubbles appear when I shower. Not sure if it's the Behr paint or the Kilz Latex primer (junk). Oh well, that gives me another project to do, lol :).
 

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As far as cheap big box paint, I had good luck with the Kilz Paint. It was thick on went on as well as the SW paint with both brush and roller. It's been up about three months now and looks great. It was $23 or $24 per gallon at Walmart (choke, gag). And used Behr (given by a friend, lol) in the bathroom. It is thin and runny. After correcting runs, etc. I left room to find a big sag and a couple of runs in it later. Also a couple of bubbles appear when I shower. Not sure if it's the Behr paint or the Kilz Latex primer (junk). Oh well, that gives me another project to do, lol :).
Behr and Kilz are both made by the same company. (Masco)

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I had read another post saying the Behr and Kilz are made by same company. I will say after using both paints about three weeks apart, I found a big difference in the paint as far as application. And of course the Behr ended up sagging and running after I had left the room. Go figure, lol. I spent more time painting a room half the size of the previous room but took more time because of the Behr paint. It's awful :). The Kilz paint went on very well and I had no problems with brush marks, etc like the Behr paint. I usually use SW paint, but guess I had a wild hair the day I bought the Kilz, lol.
 

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Never heard of Duron, the only real paint store left here is SW. I did find a BM dealer about 40 miles away, but they don't carry the Aura (addl $20,000 to set up display, lol) nor did they have the microfiber roller. So is Duron a good brand of paint, or is it better than SW?
 

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We carried Duron for over 20 years. It's a decent paint but not really top notch in my opinion. They have some good products and some bad products. I never found a Duron Semi-gloss I liked. Their Plastic Kote SG was ropey and didn't hide well. Pro Kote (the cheap one) was a better SG. The Plastic Kote Flats were great. Signature Select was a joke when they came out with it. It may have improved now if they stuck Duration in the can instead. If you really want to try Duron, just ask at an SW store. They can order it for you. We took on Pratt & Lambert in place of Duron and it's been a much better paint for the most part. They still have some products that plain out suck though. Like Porcelain.
 

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Does anyone know what the practical difference is between the BM contractor grade paint vs the "premium" paint? I know there is a large price difference...

Is the BM contractor grade paint better, worse, or similar to Behr?
 

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BM contractor grade paint or behr...
BM contractor grade paint or behr..... decisions, decisions...

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It's the painter not the paint

For those of you who don't like Behr paint I think it's the painter and not the paint. I've been painting for 30 yrs. and my sister used to paint professionally we both love Behr paint. I've used Sherwin Williams many times in the past and the Behr paint is just as easy to work with. However the SW paint fades. I painted a hallway and entry hall with SW and 1.5 yrs later need to repaint only one wall and the paint had faded so bad that I had to repaint the entire hall. This was in an area that the only window is the sidelite next to the front door so the fading wasn't due to the sun.
 
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