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Old 06-12-2016, 09:18 AM   #21
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The job I did with the Superspec was funny. Guy got a job at the nuclear power plant, so he's now making a fortune but cheaped out on the paint. Bought a house here in town and wanted me to paint it out for him over a weekend. He bought the fiver of Superspec and wanted me to one coat it. I swear the stuff was as thin as water and if I'd peed on the walls it would have offered more colour.

He thought it looked great, I thought it looked horrible. I seem to remember even telling him that but can't be sure of that.
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Old 06-12-2016, 02:03 PM   #22
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Funny how opinions differ.
We used maybe 5,000 gallons of that stuff for the last few years it came out.
It's not Aura but seriously, nothing in it's category comes close.
I know, every time I show up with any Pro Mar or similar, my guys despise me.
Let me see what this inexpensive (6th line) paint has:
- Full Gennex with zero VOC colourants
- 41% solids (yes, you read that right)
- Full line (flat to gloss), even exterior.
- 1 hour re-coat and very painter friendly for us.
- Thousands of gallons worth of our own field experience (schools, museums, offices, health facilities, residences, etc)

Personal opinions aside, you may or may not like it but I wouldn't call it junk.
I know Benjamin Moore dealers get raving reviews and sales from contractors and I wouldn't dream replacing it for our commercial work.
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You're right it's not junk, it's probably one of the best contractor grade paints you can get.

I was brought up on Regal, superpaint, and Cashmere, gawd only know how many 1000's of gallons I've run of those. When you come from those paints to spec or promar it's just not nearly as good and left a bad impression. Now if I only used Superhide or promar 700 (I'm not sure if that's a real paint) superspec and promar 200 would feel like the cats meow.
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You're right it's not junk, it's probably one of the best contractor grade paints you can get.

I was brought up on Regal, superpaint, and Cashmere, gawd only know how many 1000's of gallons I've run of those. When you come from those paints to spec or promar it's a just not nearly as good leaving a bad impression on me. Now if I only used Superhide or promar 700 (I'm not sure if that's a real paint) superspec and promar 200 would feel like the cats meow.
Definitely not close to Regal I agree
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Wow, a 2012 thread resurrected - and a NEPS one to boot. Interesting seeing all those old names that are in it.
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I don't understand why a contractor would want to use a "contractor paint". If someone is paying top dollar for labor why skimp on the product.
I was using flat 500 for ceilings until recently. It dries way too fast. Did a fairly big ceiling and it flashed like crazy even with extender. Also noticed a glare instead of a true flat finish. Actually I find all BM paints dry way too fast. I miss when a good paint would flow real nice when brushing.
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Agreed, BM 500 is not a true ceiling paint, as it is not a real "flat." However, I'd put the rest of the line against any paint within $10 a gallon more in price, Contractor line or not. As for paint drying fast, this is true of most paints produced in the last 10 years.
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