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Old 08-28-04, 07:39 AM
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What paint do you recommend?

I'm painting a condo in the next couple of weeks. I'm not going to drop a LOT of money, but wouldn't mind buying decent paint if it's good stuff.

I've mainly done my shopping at Home Depot so far and found that Glidden paint may be the best bang for the buck. I came across this paint test that pretty much verified what I thought about Glidden, but I'm not sure how accurate the test is. Seems to me that Behr is overpriced for average paint.

Searching on another forum, seems like there are two camps ... Sherwin Williams/Benjamin Moore vs. Whatever they sell at Home Depot/Lowes. The SW/BM people will tell me that I'm going to spend more money per gallon (almost $10-15 more) and the HD/Lowes who will tell me that their paint lasts just as long as the better quality paints.

Any suggestions??

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Old 08-28-04, 12:05 PM
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bump. slipping fast.
Old 08-28-04, 12:13 PM
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Originally posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc.
bump. slipping fast.
Your "supposed" to sand the lumps before you paint, and stop adding so much water! & & &

OH, WELL...

I've done a lot of painting in my day, and I gotta tell ya, I started using Valspar's "American Tradititon" (from Lowes) and it is the absolutely Best Paint "I" (for one) have EVER used.

It goes on smooth as silk, and it is very SEXY!

It costs a bit more, but in this case, you really get what you paid for!
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wife and i used ralph lauren which is made by glidden. We tested benjamin moore, but we didn't like that the result on the walls was a lot darker than what the little sample stip looked like. We spent almost $300 on BM samples. People we talked to said that with BM you have to purposely choose a light color since it looks darker on the walls.

Then we tried ralph lauren and liked it. The result on the walls was just as it looked like on the strip making it easy to match up colors for the walls and the trim.

What I didn't like about BM was that at the small stores it was manually mixed. RL is computerized mixing in Home Depot. If you get BM make sure you go to a big store and have it mixed by a computer. I talked to the paint guy at home depot and he said that the bases are all pretty much the same and the difference is in the pigments.
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Originally posted by The Edit King
I started using Valspar's "American Tradititon" (from Loews) and it is the absolutely Best Paint
Loews Cineplex sells paint???
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Originally posted by Myster X
Loews Cineplex sells paint???
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Originally posted by al_bundy
wife and i used ralph lauren which is made by glidden.
What makes RL paint so much better than Glidden paint itself?
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Originally posted by Myster X
I recommend Behr as well. They are rated best by Consumer Reports.

RL Paint is basically Glidden paint w/ an RL sticker on it. (ok, maybe a bit better quality) but still doesn't justify the cost. RL paint is only good if you're going to texture.

I used Behr, 2 coats, and I am extremely happy with the color and how it came out.
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Originally posted by ChiTownAbs, Inc.
What makes RL paint so much better than Glidden paint itself?

they have better colors and you can use some of the time consuming paint techniques on RL paint. The bases in the can are the same across all brands. It's the color combinations that each brand supports that make it stand out.

http://rlhome.polo.com/rlhome/produc...nt_testers.asp


RL paint is more expensive per gallon, but with all our trouble of picking out the right color of benjamin moore, we would have saved around $200 with RL paint. We picked out a few color strips in the store, got the samples and picked out the colors from the first batch. With BM we spent over $300 buying small sizes because it was always too dark after we painted a strip on the walls. No matter how light it was in the store.

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We used Behr paint when we painted last fall. I highly recommend it. Excellent coverage.
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Any opinion on Glidden?
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i think CR gave it an OK rating, but the RL line was much better. I'm happy with it.
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I like Ralph Lauren paint.

We recently finished our basement and used both Ralph Lauren and Behr. The Ralph Lauren paint IMHO came out better looking, smoother and seemed to cover better. I did all the painting and all of the new drywall was primed with the same amount and type of primer.
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We used Glidden in one bathroom. Eh - ok I guess. We used Lowe's American Tradition in the kitchen. It was pretty good but at the time the nearest Lowes was 50 miles away so I didn't want to keep going there for paint. The rest of the house is Behr Premium Plus and I won't buy a different paint again (of course I only have one stairway to do and then it's all done for awhile).

As for the Ralph Lauren, we had one of their chips color matched to Behr Premium Plus. The wall looks just like the chip, and I saved $$$.


BTW Abs, no matter what paint you decide on, get quality rollers and brushes. The extra $ spent is well worth it in the long run.
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I use BM on all the apartments I rent. Good old linen white for studios and colors on the expensive ones. Never had a problem with it.
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Krylon silver metallic = best for huffing out of a paper bag.
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My wife and I used Behr for our dining room and entry way. It looks good and seems to be a fair price.

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