high quality paint?


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Old 04-29-00, 03:28 PM
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I read and have heard to use "high quality" paint. How do I identify high quality? Consumer Report lists a Walmart paint as a best buy, but it is $10 less than most paints. I don't want to buy "cheap" paint but I would like to use inexpensive high quality paint if I knew how to judge a paint by its label or on recommendation.


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Old 04-29-00, 08:40 PM
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FYI - Walmart paint is manufactured by Sherwin-Williams. It is not equal gallon for gallon, but if you were to use Walmart's best paint, it would probably suffice.

Personally and professionally - I use Sherwin-Williams or Benjamin Moore whenever I have a choice. I use Minwax stains and clearcoats also.

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I, too, always buy my paint from a paint store. The paint store formulas will go on easier and last longer and be easier to clean.
 
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Old 05-12-00, 06:39 PM
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Forget that Walmart paint, whether it's made by S.W. or not, it's TRASH. You'll be doing the job over again in a year or so. Use top of the line Benjamin Moore and you won't regret it. You'll pay a little more ( $24.00 to $28.00 a gallon ) but it will last!!!
 
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Old 05-19-00, 08:35 AM
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My father was a very meticulous painter and ONLY used Benjamen Moore paint. He said prepaing the surface was just as important as the paint. He could get ten plus years out of his exterior Oil based paint. It was not uncomman to see him sanding the house down to the bare siding in spots!!!!
 
 

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