disappointed with paint

Old 07-21-07, 08:09 PM
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Unhappy disappointed with paint

FYI, Glidden speed-wall interior latex has got to be the poorest paint I've ever used. Just re-painted a room with the stuff. It's best described as goo. You don't brush or roll the stuff on, just slime it...

I tried thinning it a little with water, but it doesn't mix well, and won't adhere or spread well.
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Every major and most minor and/or store branded paint lines have multiple quality levels.A paint brand does not automatically guarantee quality.

Often branded paint lines name the products similarly to suggest that the same basic quality exists regardless of pricing.This is the exact opposite of the truth.Pricing is often a good way to determine quality and you DO get what you pay for.

Buying your paint at a paint store or non big box retail hardware store where you get knowledgeable assistance by trained saleshelp.This will give you a major advantage when making paint purchase decisions.

Also these businesses are often locally owned and operated and have a genuine interest in your project's success.

Floetrol might have been a better choice as an additive however a quality paint should not need an additive.

Glidden was once one of the top quality paints with a great reputation.Now it has become a big box and discount staple often sold where all you really get is a can on a shelf.It seems to suffer from the same problems as Behr etc....it is formulated to meet pricing not quality levels.I don't know this specific product but this story is similar to others I have heard concerning Glidden products.
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As far as I know, Glidden still makes/sells good paint - but at a Glidden store, not a big box. Speedwall is their bottom line contractor paint. As with any manufacture's bottom line coating, it leaves a lot to be desired.

I assumed you bought the paint at a big box which worries more about low prices than quality coatings. As always you will find the best coatings [advice too] at a real paint store.
Old 07-22-07, 07:03 AM
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Don't skimp on the quality of paint, you will save $5 on a gallon, but you will have to put 3 coats on the wall to get get any kind of coverage you are happy with. Higher end paints flow off the bruch and roller better, they don't splatter when you roll it on, and you get a much better end product. If you are wearing more paint on your arm than goes on the wall when you roll, get another paint.

I have my own personal list of brands that I refuse to use or recommend because I feel they do not perform well.

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