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Old 11-23-2009, 11:39 PM   #1
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I moved to Texas recently, and have been using Pittsburgh Paint since I have been here...what are your thoughts about Pittsburgh Paint? Let me know...

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Damn good stuff. Their manor hall line especially interior semigloss is a dream paint.

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I love it. Some of the interior paint smells a little strong, but it's good paint. Semi gloss is fine, lays out very good.
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Just used some Manor Hall yesterday, no complaints and it is a little less expensive than similar SW or BM
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They are the number two paint mfg in the world. (Akzo Noble being #1). The seal grip line of primers is nice. Speedhide is a good line. Like others have said on the Manor Hall.
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Even this lowly paper sticker has had great results with Manor Hall.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:35 PM   #7
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The Manor Hall line is pretty good, I have no problems using it if spec'd

The SpeedHide "Builder's Grade" is pretty good too, for what it is...and the price is usually pretty good (to comparable products) also

The SpeedHide New Drywall Primer/Sealer is excellent for new drywall, and IMO a most "under-rated" product
Even though it's a "Builder's Grade" primer, I have no problem using it on new drywall on "high-end" projects
...Don't mind a bit actually
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Very weird, I think it is horrible to work with. I think it is like trying to paint with glue. I also had a ton of trouble with the paint skinning in the can and had to strain it before even using it...here in Canada I was paying $60 a gallon and for that price straining is unacceptable. I did like the speedhide primer, amazing coverage and spread a fair bit. I also tried the speedhide semi, pure performance semi, manor hall semi and speedhide ceiling paint. All in all for the priced they were charging, I was NOT impressed. I also don't like BM which has a similar consistancy. I am for sure an ICI and SW guy. Do you guys add any sort of paint extender to these paints?
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Oh I forgot to mention the manor hall picture framed on me like crazy.. it appeared as 2 different colours...
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Very weird, I think it is horrible to work with. I think it is like trying to paint with glue. I also had a ton of trouble with the paint skinning in the can and had to strain it before even using it...here in Canada I was paying $60 a gallon and for that price straining is unacceptable. I did like the speedhide primer, amazing coverage and spread a fair bit. I also tried the speedhide semi, pure performance semi, manor hall semi and speedhide ceiling paint. All in all for the priced they were charging, I was NOT impressed. I also don't like BM which has a similar consistancy. I am for sure an ICI and SW guy. Do you guys add any sort of paint extender to these paints?

So painters in the U.S. love PP and wje being from canada hates it. This begs the question; do the formulations for PP vary between our two countries? I'm from canada too but I don't use PP so I have no input on the matter.
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So painters in the U.S. love PP and wje being from canada hates it. This begs the question; do the formulations for PP vary between our two countries? I'm from canada too but I don't use PP so I have no input on the matter.

Well I think you may be onto something.. I am sure they have plants in both countries... Go to gliddens website and look for their line up... I can't get any of the products they have at my store and everything I use isn't even on their site... weird... It would be neat to know though if they were defferent.
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...and although traditionally I'm used to seeing CD prices higher than USD, at this time I wouldn't think there would be that much difference
Although I think it's a fine paint, it's no Duration or Aura
60 bucks USD for Manor Hall would put it out of the running right quick
It's good...but not that good
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Like with every paint company you have to compare honestly across the board. Its decent paint. You have to spec it to the right use or it will bomb. It does have a funky smell for the interiors, but imo it is above Glidden.
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PPG. is my #1 pick. Very good paint....
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I moved to Texas recently, and have been using Pittsburgh Paint since I have been here...what are your thoughts about Pittsburgh Paint? Let me know...

Where did you move from? Hows the work there, love Austin area been there many times, look out for hippie hollow
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Canadian opinions:

Pure Performance is good. Not Natura like good, just better than the old Ecospec.
SpeedHide New Drywall Primer/Sealer. I agree with Slickshift, surprisingly good for price.
Manor Hall pricing is about $38-$45 Canadian, similar to Regal Line or Collection as we call it here. Maybe you guys mean the Timeless line.

I think Manor Hall is overall a great paint. Not like Aura but really good.
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We love Manor Hall exterior. Price is fantastic for the quality. Just recently used Manor Hall Interior and its the same story, great price for the quality it produces. We pay $21 a gal for both interior and exterior. I have to say over all, price and quality combined beats out SW over all. I would go primarily to PPG if they had more stores.
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I would like to hear from people on the quality of PPG's Porter paints. Any good reviews?
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Thank you all for your help and recommendations about Pittsburgh Paint. I have liked it so far, no matter what type of job...
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Always likes Pitts. and like Biker said Seal grip primer is very good.

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