Originally Posted by the paintman
Actually my experience has been just the opposite. They have some of the easiest paints to use I have ever used. And yes best prices too. Make no mistake they are professional grade. This business model was started with the contractor in mind. Not the homeowner. Thier HiHide flat is a great 1 heavy coat sprayed (on knock down or two med coats crossprayed on slick finish) product for nc on cielings in "Oyster White"color. Thier low lustre is some of the best hiding satin wall paint. Thier optima brand super acrylic, thier Flex lox and thier Tropicoat are all good exterior products. Thier service and system of coloring and consistency for repeating a color has surpased any company I have used.
This is a local boy done good family business story. They sold to Comex 6 years ago at the peak of the market. Comex is a huge mexican company that likes to buy regional US companies, like frazee and 5 or 6 others. The sale at the peak made for a very blessed family to say the least. But a lot of stress and debt for Comex. The original owners would have been better positioned to deal with the recession obviously. Comex has had to deal with a very dificult turn of events and have fell short in some areas that have adversly affected the personel. that has resulted in unfair treatment and cut backs throughout the recession and severe losses. Ironicly the no compete expired last year and Funny thing is the sons of the original founders started and opened up another paint company Monday. It will be interesting to see how they rebrand themselves.
They Comex bought Parker Paint too just a few years ago And I have not seen any problems with the quality of paint.
What color were you covering?