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Old 09-21-2008, 12:25 PM   #1
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Anyone else having trouble with S/W ProMar 200 covering?

Due to poor coverage, and thereby questioning my supplier, we found out that they have changed their formula to comply with the newer standards and have not posted it nor changed the label. Therefore, you may find poorer coverage overall but especially any paint color using yellow, maroon or black tints as these tints have been adjusted as well.
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Old 09-21-2008, 12:41 PM   #2
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I never use Promar 200. It has always been crap. You can't touch it up at all. I usually have used Showcase for flat wall, if I am forced to use SW. However I found that Showcase is turning to crap as well.
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It used to be my go to ceiling paint. but I haven't painted any ceiling since like june or may and that got superspec so I don't know anything about the new formulation.
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I never use 200 either .... I prefer Cashmere or superpaint.

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It used to be my go to ceiling paint. but I haven't painted any ceiling since like june or may and that got superspec so I don't know anything about the new formulation.
Best ceiling paint I have found is BM's Ceiling white. I have never found any paint from SW that looked good on a ceiling.
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I never use ProMar either, always Super Paint or Cashmere, I even use Super Paint on the ceiling, it's the 5th wall IMHO and it doesn't drip. I really don't care to have a shower of paint coming down on me.
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I've used the pro mar line for years. To me, 200 was the best product for the money.

A customer just bought a 5 of pm400, which I'm familiar with too. Both products aren't what they used to be. Since S/W bases it's discounts on what products we use most, my deepest cuts are in the 200 line, but even that seems to be disappearing.

From a couple of comments on this site, one being that 200 WAS basically the same as superpaint, without the warranty SEEMED to be true. But, no more.

Another is that S/W has a line called 200xp. I suspect the xp is supposed to replace the old 200 formula? Does anyone know about this?
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I have heard good things (coverage wise) about the pro green 200. I believe thats the same price.

But I am pretty upset with SW lately. They have been screwing up my charge account and not been crediting me refunds on stuff and it just seems that they are charging me more than I bought. They don't do anything about it either. Because of this I am stopping using my charge account. Duration EXT. also sucks now (although the new formulation for interior that should come out for next year?? is pretty good minus the smell). So I have little reason to go to SW anymore. They also have increased their prices to near BM levels with out increasing to matching BM quality.
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But I am pretty upset with SW lately. They have been screwing up my charge account and not been crediting me refunds on stuff and it just seems that they are charging me more than I bought. They don't do anything about it either.
I feel your pain my friend. It looks to me that you hit a level with SW that is called WAR. I have dealt with this many times and all I can say is paper trail that will prevail. Believe me they will fight tooth and nail for your extra buck. They took us for about 20 grand on our last war. To be completely honest with you I'd rather go to my local hardware store to buy my paint than going to SW. I only go if I am forced to plain and simple. it a shame because they do have great products. but they burn the painters for the almighty buck. They have only gotten worst since the problems we are having in our economy.

Good Luck Bro and keep us updated painter need to know how bad it can get with SW.

BTW, I heard SWP really stands for Supreme White Power.
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I fell the same way, and yes I think the pro green 200 is good, but they still want 17.50 for a gallon, I can do better than that at another local paint store for even better paint. the thing that gets me about them is that they will not go out of there way to win you back if you don't like how they are treating you.I have the feeling they just have a job to do, and if you come in it's ok, or if you don't come in it's ok also.
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