Ext Paint -- What brand paint?

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Old 08-01-03, 09:10 AM
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Ext Paint -- What brand paint?

Looking to get the exterior of my house painted. Most painting contractors that I've spoken with want to use Kelly Moore paint.

I've spoken with a couple of friends that don't like that brand as they had some problems over the years.

Checked recent paint review in Consumers Reports and Kelly Moore is not listed. I assume that means that it wasn't tested.

How do I choose an exterior brand of paint? Any advice?
 
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Old 08-01-03, 01:51 PM
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I personally use Benjamin Moore, Pratt & Lambert, and sometimes Porter Paints. I would go with what your local contractors prefer.

Don't be discouraged by the Consumer Reports list.
My favorites didn't make the list either. Consumer Reports is a great resource, but these products weren't tested and evaluated by professionals who use them on a day-to-day basis under all the differing circumstances.

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Old 08-01-03, 01:55 PM
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I forgot to add above if you've had reports of failures by your friends of a particular brand, don't use it. Alot of good paints are available in different parts of the country. I've never heard of Kelly Moore, so I can't say. Big names usually are a safe bet.

Sherwin Williams
Benjamin Moore
Pratt & Lambert

etc. etc. Ask other friends what paint they used and if it performed well.

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