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Old 12-14-2012, 06:02 PM   #1
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I have been using ben moore products exclusively for 30 years now. I still like the brand and I have no intention of switching brands. I would like to know if any of you guys have a particular SW product you prefer over BM and why. For example hows SW's ceiling paint vs. Muresco. Or how about wall paints? Ive been using BM ultra spec and I like it. Does SW offer a product thats similar or better at the same price point? How about trim paints? Trim paint is a biggie for me. Lately I have been back to using Aquaglo. Its a familiar product to me and as of late it has been pretty good.
What do you SW guys use and why?

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I don't like Aquaglo for a trim paint. IMO SW Cashmere covers much better and is just as easy to work with.

For ceilings, Muresco from BM is better than any SW product. I do use SW Masterhide when BM is too costly as the Masterhide costs me about $16 per gal.

For walls it's a toss up between the two depending on price points each has their own place.

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Also for walls I love SW QualiKote Matte. It's like a poor mans Regal Matte. I get the SW QualiKote for about $23 where BM costs me much more.
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I use both and depending on what the customer wants, I have not tried many SW products as of yet.
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I have a HD, a Porter, a SW and a small paint store that sells Devoe within a half mile
Unfortunately the BM store is across town
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I have been using ben moore products exclusively for 30 years now. I still like the brand and I have no intention of switching brands. I would like to know if any of you guys have a particular SW product you prefer over BM and why. For example hows SW's ceiling paint vs. Muresco. Or how about wall paints? Ive been using BM ultra spec and I like it. Does SW offer a product thats similar or better at the same price point? How about trim paints? Trim paint is a biggie for me. Lately I have been back to using Aquaglo. Its a familiar product to me and as of late it has been pretty good.
What do you SW guys use and why?
I use both 50/50 I'll give you my comparisons.

For ceilings I use BM super hide or SW masterhide. Nothing sw beats muresco I just don't see the point in spending that much for ceilings.

I equate regal to super paint

Super spec along the same lines as pm200

For semi nothing from SW beats bm advance, but on most jobs I use either regal or super paint.

Duration is kind of in between it's not as good as aura but it's better than regal IMO.

Emerald is SWs answer to aura I've only used it once with a neutral color in a powder room so I'm not really sure if it's as good.

Hope that helps.
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I use both BM and SW. Depends on the job and what they want. Usually use ProMar200 or UltraSpec for ceilings, Cashmere or Regal Select for walls and Superpaint for trim.
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I'm shocked by all the pros that use 200 or regal,,,both of those products are garbage imo.
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I have a HD, a Porter, a SW and a small paint store that sells Devoe within a half mile
Unfortunately the BM store is across town
My BM store is 45 min from me and I have no problem passing 2 PPG's and 2 SW store to get a better product.
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I'm shocked by all the pros that use 200 or regal,,,both of those products are garbage imo.
Yeah but that doesn't mean the customer knows this.

Actually regal is pretty good in my opinion.

What makes you say it's garbage?
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I've NEVER thought if Regal as garbage, and have only had positive experiences with it for 28 years.
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I'm shocked by all the pros that use 200 or regal,,,both of those products are garbage imo.
Ok so if those are garbage whats not and why?
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I've NEVER thought if Regal as garbage, and have only had positive experiences with it for 28 years.
Regal Select is garbage? Regal haters please explain your thoughts !
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Ben moore never made a garbage product. They have you get what you pay for paints. I understand them.
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I have always used SW's SuperPaint.......not the very best, not the very worst. It's a very workmanlike paint that fits most homeowner's budgets and is easy to use. Coverage in 2 coats is guaranteed and it leaves me feeling comfortable that I applied a quality paint for my customer that will give years of service.
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I'm not a huge Ben Moore fan, but I can't imagine using any SW product in it's place. I can make a lot of money rolling regal classic any day of the week. I've used promar 400 extra white and Masterhide for ceiling paint and liked it very much - but upon reading the indgredient list, that's because they're just ripoffs of P&L ceiling paint.

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