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  1. #1
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    Who makes the absolute best interior paint? I've got a re-paint coming up and I am hiring it out. Painter said he like Benjamin Moore and/or Pratt and Lambert.

    I guess my opinion is the wife will get tired of the color long before the paint on the wall falls off.

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    there is a high end local hardware store where i live that sells Martin Senour paint. I will use nothing else. it is about forty bucks for the base and they color it for you. one coat coverage, smooth, even a dumb air conditioning mechanic can paint well when using this product.

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    I paint pretty much everyday, today alone I painted 3 different condos. I use nothing but Glidden Paints. It depends on what type of paint you'll be using but the price isn't too bad either. I pay around $10 a gallon for semi gloss and $6 for flat. Usually a little more when colored or tinted. The semi gloss usually holds up pretty good for a few years and wipes off clean good too. The flat is good to hide imperfections in the walls, such as piss poor repairs or ceilings.
    Hope this helps.

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    Dunn Edwards is wonderful paint and so is Sherwin-Williams.
    In fact, S-W may just be THE best.

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    buddy of mine is a painter he likes Sherman willams and benjimen moore
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    Wally Mart, Sams, and Sears emulsion paints are all made by Sherwin Williams. I see them coming out of the factory by the truckload.

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    I find Sherman Williams to be the best.
    FILL OUT YOUR PROFILE!!

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    Consumer Reports just tested paints. Might be worth a look. I've liked Home Depot Behr paints a lot.
    Tracers work both ways.

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    Behr from Home Cheapo is excellent paint.
    If everything was always done "by the book"....the book would never change.

  10. #10
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    Originally posted by R12rules
    Dunn Edwards is wonderful paint and so is Sherwin-Williams.
    In fact, S-W may just be THE best.
    BULLSH!T Believe me, I do more painting nowadays then HVAC and SW is pure crap. Overpriced food coloring.

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    I've been very happy with Behr paint, easy to clean up when you're done.

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    God, I hate painting!. Who gives a crap? Stop this!

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    There is a characteristic of paint, I think it's called bonding or blocking, where water-based painted surfaces will stick together after the paint drys. Like a cabinet door against the cabinet. Sometimes chunks of paint will rip off where the surfaces touched. I painted a cabinet with Ameritone paint, let the paint dry 2 months, but it still bonded together. That's the last Ameritone paint I'll buy.


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