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Old 01-13-2011, 04:24 PM   #1
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And now they have a "Contractors" interior latex line exclusively available at HD. This line is being introduced at the Home Builders International Builders show in Orlando this week, Jan 12-15.

Two series available: Pro X 300 "High quality interior latex"

Pro X 100 "an econimical line"!



The VP of marketing says this line is the answer for professional tradespeople looking for quality, easy access, plenty of inventory & discounted pro pricing.

Just what we need, more confusion for the HO.
I personally don't care for the Kilz products but who knows they could come up with a good product>However I am not execting that.

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And now they have a "Contractors" interior latex line exclusively available at HD. This line is being introduced at the Home Builders International Builders show in Orlando this week, Jan 12-15.

Two series available: Pro X 300 "High quality interior latex"

Pro X 100 "an econimical line"!



The VP of marketing says this line is the answer for professional tradespeople looking for quality, easy access, plenty of inventory & discounted pro pricing.

Just what we need, more confusion for the HO.
I personally don't care for the Kilz products but who knows they could come up with a good product>However I am not execting that.

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I talked with the Kilz/Behr rep today...He told me that they came out with these products to compete with Promar 200/400 He said it will hide better than 200 and both are Low VOC/Odor or green... so if you need to comply with green construction and what not. So it Compares to the Promar 200 green.

For the price, (New Construction Guys) why not give it a shot? $10 cheaper for singles and more for 5's plus an extra 10% off if your an HDpro.

Regardless if you admit it or not... everybody knows SW rapes, especially with their 6% price increase this last week!

Im all about products that work for each individual situation, I don't care what name is on the can!

I want to know if anyone has Thundered Up and tried this stuff?
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I talked with the Kilz/Behr rep today...He told me that they came out with these products to compete with Promar 200/400 He said it will hide better than 200 and both are Low VOC/Odor or green... so if you need to comply with green construction and what not. So it Compares to the Promar 200 green.

For the price, (New Construction Guys) why not give it a shot? $10 cheaper for singles and more for 5's plus an extra 10% off if your an HDpro.

Regardless if you admit it or not... everybody knows SW rapes, especially with their 6% price increase this last week!

Im all about products that work for each individual situation, I don't care what name is on the can!

I want to know if anyone has Thundered Up and tried this stuff?
Sherwin Williams numbers are WAY down in my area according to some people I've spoken to. They'll just keep raising the price to cover the loss.
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I talked with the Kilz/Behr rep today...He told me that they came out with these products to compete with Promar 200/400 He said it will hide better than 200 and both are Low VOC/Odor or green... so if you need to comply with green construction and what not. So it Compares to the Promar 200 green.

For the price, (New Construction Guys) why not give it a shot? $10 cheaper for singles and more for 5's plus an extra 10% off if your an HDpro.

Regardless if you admit it or not... everybody knows SW rapes, especially with their 6% price increase this last week!

Im all about products that work for each individual situation, I don't care what name is on the can!

I want to know if anyone has Thundered Up and tried this stuff?
I actually plan on trying it for a empty condo in the next few weeks. I just love it when the customer does not care what kind of paint you use it allows me to mix it it up a bit.
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I actually plan on trying it for a empty condo in the next few weeks. I just love it when the customer does not care what kind of paint you use it allows me to mix it it up a bit.
Sounds like my house Every room it seems has a different product in it. My wife gets all excited when a new product comes out.....she knows a room is getting painted
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I might grab some of this stuff next time I have rental blow and go...see if it's worth it. I'll probably try the 300 line first. If that's crap, I guess that saves me from wasting any funds on the 100 line.
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I might grab some of this stuff next time I have rental blow and go...see if it's worth it. I'll probably try the 300 line first. If that's crap, I guess that saves me from wasting any funds on the 100 line.
I have a spec home we are staining now, I'm thinking about trying it out.

The pro-x 300 is comparable to promar 200 green.
The pro-x 100 is comparable to promar 400

The rep also said this stuff touches up amazingly well from demos he has seen.

Time for a product review I suppose!
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Well, the rep isn't going to tell you that it sucks a$$. Let us know what you think if you give it a go.
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Well, the rep isn't going to tell you that it sucks a$$. Let us know what you think if you give it a go.
Ill tell people if I think something sucks. Just because I don't like something, doesn't necessarily mean they will to.
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My BM store mgr will also give me his honest opinion. Because we have a day to day relationship, he knows I'm coming back again and again. We have a relationship based on trust and honesty and that's a huge reason why I continue to go there. He's going to help me save time and money by sharing his product knowledge. The rep seems like more of a "company line" kinda guy - I guess because that's his job and the level of his position.

Roamer mentioned in another thread that part of the reason he doesn't buy from the box stores is lack of product support. I couldn't agree more. The highest level of support I've had from them is them reading the back of the can to me.

That happened exactly one time.
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My BM store mgr will also give me his honest opinion. Because we have a day to day relationship, he knows I'm coming back again and again. We have a relationship based on trust and honesty and that's a huge reason why I continue to go there. He's going to help me save time and money by sharing his product knowledge. The rep seems like more of a "company line" kinda guy - I guess because that's his job and the level of his position.

Roamer mentioned in another thread that part of the reason he doesn't buy from the box stores is lack of product support. I couldn't agree more. The highest level of support I've had from them is them reading the back of the can to me.

That happened exactly one time.
About those friendly reps and managers... they might know specs...but they don't work in the field! How do they know it works? You just trust them? Anyone can learn about product, by reading a can, or google. Thats how they learn. The only way I know a product works, is by testing it.

Don't get me wrong...It's nice to hear the reps and managers call you by name! Guess what? They are trained to learn it so their company can get more sales!

Like it or not, it's all about the Benjamin's!
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If it says kilz on the can, I won't touch it. The only way would be if I was walking around in the store and they had a demo booth with a brush and roller so I could spend 5 minutes brushing and rolling it.
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Like it or not, it's all about the Benjamin's!
I agree. And using a product can lose you many.
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About those friendly reps and managers... they might know specs...but they don't work in the field! How do they know it works? You just trust them? Anyone can learn about product, by reading a can, or google. Thats how they learn. The only way I know a product works, is by testing it.

Don't get me wrong...It's nice to hear the reps and managers call you by name! Guess what? They are trained to learn it so their company can get more sales!

Like it or not, it's all about the Benjamin's!
The managers and employees know about it from guys like me. I don't know how much experience the BM mgr in my area has, but I've rattled off 4 paint names and he's told me the numbers without blinking. Obviously, the guy has mixed a bit of paint.

The guys at my store are always messing around painting something or trying things out to see what works and what doesn't. When I want to try something, they often comp me the materials to make it happen and I give them my honest feedback...and we all learn a lil something.

Honestly, my BM guys know more about their products (and even competitors products) than a lot of the hack-a$$ painters standing beside me across the counter from them some mornings. I know every store is different and your mileage may vary, but I'm glad I have these guys in my area.
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Here is one coat of the pro-x 300 in a baby room I'm starting, the red color.

I'm amazed...I don't even need another coat!? Walls are textured, the paint glides very well, even sheen. Overall I'm happy. Love the fact that it's inexpensive, low VOC low ODOR, and the product works!

This is the first time I've used it... It will take several more gallons of this stuff before I'm sold on it!
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Is that a flat sheen?, can't tell on my phone.
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Is that a flat sheen?, can't tell on my phone.
Yes it's a true flat.
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These were sitting on the counter at SW. I found the 200 claims they make might be true to SW but not to my standards.... so I am doing a head to head with Kilz Pro-X to get to the bottom of it.




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JP,the form says no red yellow or ultra deep bases? Is it me, or does it look like that ceiling is red...

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