top 5 paints

Old 02-11-06, 07:55 AM
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top 5 paints

Hi..anyone have a top 5 list of preferred brands of paint? I am painting to spruce up to sell the house (interior) and don't want to spend a fortune-but don't want it lookin bad while on the market.

Old 02-11-06, 08:11 AM
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Paint as with most things = you get what you pay for. Cheap paint often doesn't cover well and sometimes the finished product just doesn't look as good as a similiar job done with quality paint.

SWP, Ben Moore, Pittsburg Paints and Glidden all have good paint but only if you buy the middle line or better. Most all brands have a cheap paint that isn't worth buying IMO.

Good paint applies easier, covers better and will produce a better job than its cheap counterpart.
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Virtually every paint manufacturer has at least two levels of quality in their paint - make sure to get their good stuff.
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Definitely, when it comes to paint, try to save money elsewhere. Cheaper paint will require more coats which means more work and probably more paint than you'd have to buy if you used a better quality. I've found that Porter Paint (formerly Waddell Paint) is the best I've ever used. Depending on the color your using, usually one coat is all you need.

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