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Old 05-07-2011, 02:55 PM   #1
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Just finished a project where we used 7 gallons of Eggshell Regal Select. Linen white over something similar to antique white. Application was a breeze. It dries slower than Aura and has a very low sheen. But coverage sucked. We had to cut 3 coats in some areas. I have the same issue with Aura. At $48 (Select) and $60(Aura) per gallon these products are a real letdown.

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Linen white over antique white in 3 coats, sounds like a real painter friendly money making product!!!! Thanks for the review. How would you compare it to the standard BM Regal Eggshell?

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I've spread more than two dozen gallons of Select on a couple of projects over past two of weeks, in Semi, Pearl and Eggshell. The Eggshell was in Acadia White and the pearl was in various colors. The only one's I had a little trouble with coverage on the cut was on the first coat with the medium blues. Two coats was definitely solid in each color.

Frankly I'm starting to like the Select quite a bit. The Semi sprays pretty nice and flows well, with complete hide over unprimed nail patches and excellent adhesion. No need to prime drywall patches if doing two coats on walls. I agree $45 is a little pricey for wall paint, but I think it saves you time a gives a better finished product. It kinda seems to have a lot of the qualities of Aura, but without the exorbitant price and application hassles.
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Thats weird, I've been using it exclusively for the last 3-4 months and think it covers great! My crew also likes it more than the old Regal. And my cost is $37.43 plus tax.....
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Not to hijack, but Schmidt, have you seen any need to maintain a wet edge when cutting walls with the Select Egg?
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I want to try select on the next home we are doing, but they might upgrade to Aura.
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Not to hijack, but Schmidt, have you seen any need to maintain a wet edge when cutting walls with the Select Egg?
Not at all, but we usually do out of habit. Most time I'll have two guys cutting wall and one rolling. Of course on a small room there will be less guys at the wall, but so far so good.
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I should also say that I've been only using it as my wall paint. Trim I usually go with the water base Satin Impervo and either Muresco on the lid or the waterborne ceiling paint.
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You really need to look at the base and the colors and what it's going over. I did an entire interior with Aura this week. Some colors were great, others I had issues. Same paint, but different formulations depending on the colors being added. I talked to the rep and he's going to pass it up the line that this particular color may need to be reformulated - he mentioned putting more white in it.

I'm almost to a point where I can spec different paints for different rooms based solely on colors.

I've had crappy experiences with some paints, then tried them again in different situations and they perform great. Either way, cutting 3 coats doesn't make that next gallon something to look forward to.
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I have had issues with it as well. Coverage for me hasn't been that great in 1x base for me either. 3 and 4x cover amazing, but will hatband. Not real bad, but bad enough to make me not want to use it.

I will do a mini review when I get the video processed. Overall I am disappointed in it to be honest.
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That's surprising. I've only used the Select twice so far and it was awesome. Color definitely plays a big part in it. I did some brush outs with semi and couldn't believe how well it leveled. I was expecting it to be mediocre at best.
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Out here in California, We have been using the "Regal Select" for the last three years. It's not called Select here just regular Regal 1x 2x 3x 4x instead of 1b 2b ... I think it covers great, never had a issue with coverage. I can't think of one time where I needed to do three coats.

want to add we still get the old regal pricing - $36 or so a gallon

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Same here pat..$37
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Dang you guys. I'm paying $45

At around $36 I think it's a no-brainer.
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$37 and some change for me as well. I will get the colors that really gave me issues, but I do remember the DR was a really deep blue called Old Navy. It hat banded really bad, I was rolling super tight, and keeping a wet edge.

I never could get it right, and just went and bought a gallon of Aura. Maybe I need to try some different naps and see if I get better results. I will post up some pics with the color numbers and see if you guys have suggestions.
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I recently had a job. It was to paint over an existing faux finish...was not covering easily....a three coater. Had purchased regal from my bm dealer then needed additonal paint. the closest dealer only had regal select...my bm dealer was too far away. ended up using the regal select in the hallway of a bedroom...regal in the main section of the bedroom. The regal select definitly covered better then the old regal. so regal select does have my vote.
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I just landed a job that is speced Regal, but what the hell do I care, their paying for it. I've been using more and more of benny these days. Haven't seen any major difference than my preferred. But ya, who cares, if that's what the client wants, you got it, no problemo
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If it takes you 3-4 coats, there will be mucho problemo. I had a client pay for and purchase Behr Ultra Premium Plus and it was a huge problem...bad coverage and the stuff didn't behave well at all. It was just the wrong paint for the job.

What do you guys do in that situation? Let's say you spec and estimate based on two coats - but they pick the paint. What if three coats is "not quite there" and they want a 4th? And presumably the paint you choose would do it in two.

I have a clause in my contract that takes care of this situation, but I'm curious what some of you do?
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Any of you guys compare "Ben" to R Select? Seems like about the same except RS comes in matte, which is my favorite wall finish.
Haven't used much of either yet, but ready to try as replacement for Aura when cost is a factor.
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Just finished a project where we used 7 gallons of Eggshell Regal Select. Linen white over something similar to antique white. Application was a breeze. It dries slower than Aura and has a very low sheen. But coverage sucked. We had to cut 3 coats in some areas. I have the same issue with Aura. At $48 (Select) and $60(Aura) per gallon these products are a real letdown.
I actually like the Regal Select I thought it covered fine.

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