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Question regarding paint quality?

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My question is I understand that one of the more important ingredients in paint is Titanium Dioxide, and than when I ask some of the paint store people at Benjamin Moore they state that their paint has a greater percentage or higher grade and this which leads to a longer lasting paint. When you read the spec sheets either on the can or internet other ingredients are listed as "Proprietary" so it seems that the consumer doesn't have formulation standards to make an informed buying decesion other than trust that the $40 paint is better than the $20 paint.
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I dont know about what is in the paints i use but I do know how they are in the field.

I have applied acrylic, alkyd, 2 and 3 component epoxies and urethane, elastomeric coatings, zink based coating, liquid plastic, those stupid faux finishes (most of them) stains, and clears on everything from a single interior room to a 70 foot high roller coaster to a 30 story building. I have used ICI / Glidden, Sherwin-Williams, PPG, Benny Moore, Joans Blair, Porter Paints, California Paints, UGL, Thoro products, BASF, Bear, Dutch Boy, and many more.

All I can tell you is that Bear is crap. You get what you pay for and if you are not in the painting trade or dont know someone in the painting trades you are paying way too much.
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