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Old 07-23-2009, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default Best covering WHITE paint?

I have a job coming up that requires the walls to be painted pure white..

Obviously white doesn't cover that well and I want to get it done in 2 coats...It is a medium grey right now...

Has anyone compared the whites from the different companies?

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What sheen? Going flat? Try ICI's Diamond. Or Possibly Cashmere by SW. Did you know they just reformulated Duration interior?

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BM's Navajo white covers pretty good.
Some times depending on how crisp of a white i need, I will have 2 shots of black added to a gallon of white to give it some hiding. Such a small amount does not mess up the color to much. Other than that just bill it for 2 coats.
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2 coats, well, most good paints will cover in that. not sure what the prob is.
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Did you know they just reformulated Duration interior?
hmmm. why am i always last to hear. thanks for the headsup
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2 coats, well, most good paints will cover in that. not sure what the prob is.

That is not true...I just painted some trim and it took 3-4 coats of Benny Moore oxford white...I used their moorestyle semi-gloss...

The walls will be eggshell and that normally covers better than semi...It's the cutting-in that worries me...

The color is BM Pure white..oc-64
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LOVE ben moores colors.. I think they are the best.
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What sheen? Going flat? Try ICI's Diamond. Or Possibly Cashmere by SW. Did you know they just reformulated Duration interior?

I've never used duration..I assume that is a Sherwin Williams line..They only have a few stores that carry it and I live in a very big city in Canada..
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That is not true...I just painted some trim and it took 3-4 coats of Benny Moore oxford white...I used their moorestyle semi-gloss...

The walls will be eggshell and that normally covers better than semi...It's the cutting-in that worries me...

The color is BM Pure white..oc-64

What is the product code on your BM "Moorestyle"? That is un-heard of here in the US.
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2 coats, well, most good paints will cover in that. not sure what the prob is.
not sure most white would cover over med gray in two coats not pure white like the OP stated...
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What is the product code on your BM "Moorestyle"? That is un-heard of here in the US.
I have heard a few CA guys mention that I have come to the impression its less than SuperSpec on the chain of comand but could be wrong..
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No, moorestyle is higher-end than Super spec, but lower than the "Collection" which I think is Regal in the States. Not sure why they decided to change all the names of products for sale in Canada...
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No, moorestyle is higher-end than Super spec, but lower than the "Collection" which I think is Regal in the States. Not sure why they decided to change all the names of products for sale in Canada...

Actually, Just got done doing the TDS comparison. The Moorestyle is Almost the exact same as the Super Spec. The differences are not big enough to tell anything different.

This could be a reason for no coverage in WHITEs, SS Int. IMHO sucks for coverage unless you are using the 01 (white) base to tint with. The problem with their 1B (Pastel) is that it needs a certain amount of colorant to create a decent coverage.
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Just have the guys @ SW shoot some L4 in it. We do that to all our whites interior & exterior. Gives it a little better hide.
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Sometimes if you have a very smooth surface it will take three coats, it also helps if you can spray it to.Use a fan, shoot thin coats, and let the fan dry it fast, keep shooting until it's covered.Jobs like this I will take severial fans with me.
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It costs more but BM aura covers pretty damn well when i use it.
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Some store will offer a high- hide paint in their white base, this is what I use.
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Like Jhon said, spray it. I just did a Liz Clarbourn store spec pure white. Shot 2 coats of Frazee Speed Sheen. Covered great. I have never had issues with white, BUT! Red.
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Sometimes if you have a very smooth surface it will take three coats, it also helps if you can spray it to.Use a fan, shoot thin coats, and let the fan dry it fast, keep shooting until it's covered.Jobs like this I will take severial fans with me.

I'm painting the walls pure white in an occupied home...Therfore spraying the walls is out of the question...Actually I've never sprayed an interior wall that was drywall...The only interior wall that Ive shot was stucco.I'm basically into repaints that are occupied.
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Actually, Just got done doing the TDS comparison. The Moorestyle is Almost the exact same as the Super Spec. The differences are not big enough to tell anything different.

This could be a reason for no coverage in WHITEs, SS Int. IMHO sucks for coverage unless you are using the 01 (white) base to tint with. The problem with their 1B (Pastel) is that it needs a certain amount of colorant to create a decent coverage.
I've used both the Spec and the mid-line "moorestyle" countless times...The Moorestyle is a much better paint in terms of washability and it covers better....Super Spec is a low end contractor line.

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