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Old 08-31-04, 08:13 PM
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paint brands

Ok...after trying to get through just the vast amount of experience/knowledge posted here, i never realized how interior paint brands can impact results. (naive...but, now i'm realizing)

what are peoples experience with Ralph Lauren paints? I like these colors, but have no experience with.

It sounds like Behr is a no-fly zone? and it seems BM is highly recommended? true?

Thx...i'm trying to plan out my paint project and this will help!

Old 08-31-04, 10:11 PM
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I like the line of Ralph Lauren colors, but the actual product lacked in many areas in my opinion. You can always have any color you want mixed in any paint you want. An experienced paint store clerk (not the guys who wear orange or blue aprons) should be able to mix up a XYZ color in a ABC brand of paint. Simply have BM or SW mix you some good paint in the Lauren color you want. Make sure to have the color chip with you when having the paint mixed. A lot of paint stores have cross reference charts for colors, but if not, they can match it by eye.
Old 08-31-04, 10:25 PM
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Your paint store of choice will be able to match any other companies paint colors. just have them scan the color sample that you like.
A rule of thumb is the cheaper the paint, the cheaper the finished job will look. Some of the big box type of store are inviting because you get blasted with their advertizing of a named brand.
My personal choice for a quality paint is ICI Dulux. They are a world leader and originate from England and maybe not available to you in your local area.
Old 09-01-04, 09:00 AM
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I recently went into HD and asked them to print out the formula for one of their Disney colors. They cheerfully complied, no questions asked. Then I took it to a store that sells Duron and had them mix it up. I got a perfect match because they didn't have to figure out the formula.

They did tell me that different brands use different codes for the tints, so you might run into problems. Fortunately, the tints I needed were compatable.

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I have to agree about the Ralph Lauren paint.Great colors. Never used it but talked to a few professionals who have and they werent impressed.Here in Wi you can go to ICI dulux stores in Milwaukee and Madison areas.
Old 09-01-04, 07:28 PM
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Thanks for the responses.... Yeah there is something about those Ralph Lauren colors that are really great in comparison to the other samples that i've seen from different brands.

being a rookie, i hadn't realized i could go and get other brands mixed to match them those. i'll look into that.


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