Alternatives to Home Depots Paint Suppliers

Old 10-03-01, 07:49 AM
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I have painted the exterior and interior of our home using Gliden latex paints sold through Home Depot. I have not been paricularily happy with the paint(except for $$$) and wondered whether those of you with more experience would recommend OTHER paint products that are of good quality and have a good price.

Old 10-03-01, 09:08 AM
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I have recently had several friends recommend KMart's Martha Stewart paints. They say they're relatively inexpensive and cover and wash better than the much more expensive Ralph Lauren stuff they've used. I have a can myself, but haven't yet tried it out; still, everyone else speaks highly of it.
Old 10-03-01, 01:18 PM
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Alternatives to Home Depot Paint Supplies

Try California paints. They are incredible. A friend recommended that brand to me and once I tried it, I wondered why I had ever used any other paint. I used it on our garage doors where no other paint goes on easily, covers in one coat, resists sun fading, and stays on. That was 4 years ago and I have since tried California interior paint...equally as good. I don't know how price compares, but even if it is more is worth every penny.
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An alternative to Home Depot paint

I always use Sherwin Williams paint. They have been around for 134 years.
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you get what you pay for....

With paint - you truly get what you pay for.

Sherwin-Williams is a very good paint. Pratt&Lambert has a good reputation. There are some regional paints that are very good. For example, DeVoe is a good brand, but I don't know its availablity outside the midwest.

You will pay more for these brands. But they cover better and the paint goes on easier and lasts longer.

BTW - also spend the $$ on your tools. Cheap tools (brushes and rollers) aren't worth the $ you save.
Old 10-18-01, 09:57 AM
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on the same subject...

What do you experts think about the Sears paints and the Dutchboy paints. They are made by Sherwin Williams. I used the Sears Easy Living myself and it sticks real well.
Old 10-19-01, 02:16 AM
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I hate to reply under a post that someone asks for an expert or pro because I am really very humble. I have used a good bit of Sears paint and overall it is good stuff. There is a home a couple of blocks from me that was in horrible shape 8 years ago when I painted it and it looks as good today as the day it was done. Weather Beater semi-gloss was the paint used. Drawbacks to using Sears are not in the quality but in the help you may not get in the paint department. The only other thing I have on them that I don't like is they don't have a true flat interior latex unless something has changed. This could be a plus for those who want a washable flat because it has a small amount of sheen(somewhat less than an eggshell) but when I buy flat that is what I want.
Until recently Martha Stewart was made by Sherwin-Williams but that is not the case now so use caution here. All that I have used has been very good paint.
Devoe, B/Moore and Richards(scarce but very good) are all very good paints.
When buying paint from a big box store stay away from the house brand and always get the top of the line from the name brand they sell if you must buy from them.....Mike


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