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Sherwin Williams Duration vs. Super Paint vs. Benjamin Moore

Sherwin Williams Duration vs. Super Paint vs. Benjamin Moore

Old 08-18-10, 12:57 PM
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Sherwin Williams Duration vs. Super Paint vs. Benjamin Moore

I have mostly tried Behr, Valspar, Glidden, Olympic, etc. paint in the past and liked Behr the best of those. I tried Benjamin Moore once and liked it as I was rolling it on but still found it to require two coats to cover even though it was a just a yellow over primer. So many people swear by Benjamin Moore, but I wasn't so "wow"ed by it and am wanting to try Sherwin Williams. (What am I missing about BM?)

I'm doing a kitchen and dining room that are now basically one room. I think I'll do a clay/terra cotta-ish red and want it to cover in one coat. Before I decided on colors I primed it white, but I also have a tinted primer I could use from a previous project with a similar terra cotta red (so it's got a peachy tint). Do I need the tinted primer? What can I expect from SW Super Paint or Duration in terms of one-coat coverage? Also, I generally like flat and thought I'd try eggshell but find SW only has Satin. Does this turn out to be more like other paints' satin finishes or more like their eggshells? Thanks!
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Both SWP and BM have lines of paint that aren't any better than the ones you find at a big box paint dept. BUT if you go to the paint store's mid to top line of coatings - there should be a big difference.

Yellows and pinks are the hardest colors to get coverage out of. Not sure of the technical reasons why but coverage has always been an issue with yellow and pink. Some hues cover better than others.

SWP does sell an eggshell finish but it might not be in the super or duration lines. There isn't a whole lot of difference between to 2. Both are a low gloss finish.

Some reds cover better when a grey primer is used. The folks at SWP should be able to tell you which primer [and tint] will be best for the color you choose.

I couldn't imagine you not being happy with either duration or super paint

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