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Old 07-11-2016, 07:39 AM   #1
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New store opened in my area. They carry bm and another local brand. They are close by so I'd like to give them a try instead of the SW.

Most of bm's interior lineup now seems about the same.

Aura
Regal select
Natura
Regal (acrylic but not sure it's gennex)
Ben
Ultra spec

All seem to be 100% acrylic, gennex tinted and either low or no voc.

Besides price is there really much difference between them? Aura supposed to have the pigments imbed vs coat the resins correct? Natura is zero emmision. Besides that?

I did search before posting. A lot of info about their products prior to regal select was added. It's hard to determine how much of the product discussions from even a couple years ago are revalvent today with all the continuous reformulation.
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Old 07-11-2016, 09:38 AM   #2
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With all of the products a manufactuerer makes, it's difficult to choose just one. I've used all the products you've listed with the exception of Natura. I mostly use Regal Select in the BM line.

It would be ideal if you could arrange a meeting with your supplier to cover the specifics of each material.
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This is coming from another retailer. Give them a call ask them to let you sample a product and they will get that in forms of a credit from their outside sales rep. If you need any other help feel free to give me a dm and I would love to call you and let you know
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Thanks. The guys in the store seemed helpful. It's hard for them to give me real world feedback.

SW lines are pretty different between products. No confusing them. It's just seems like if all the BM product is listed almost identically that the differences shouldn't be too drastic.
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SW has lines of products on top of lines of products
For example
HGTV 200 re labeled
SuperPaint (supposedly their better covering paint)
Harmony zero voc* colorant has voc
Cashmere Best leveling product
Duration Washable
Emerald Washable and Scrubable
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Now BM

Ben
This is youe introductory BM product covers great and I would put with Super/Cashmere

Regal
Great covering and levelling products that applies like silk
Put against Duration


Aura
Just like all too of the line products geared towards DIYs
Amazing covergae and it is actually washable qnd Scrubable unlike the other green bucket of paint
(I have wiped sharpiw off with a cleaning agent and had no rub off or loss of sheen)






Specialty Products
Advance Trim and Cabinets
Natura completely zero voc made in its own space and not cross contaminated ashtma friendly and certified to be best with any respiratory issues
Covers great as well but is around $52 (my favorite)
508 Ultra Flat
Dullest flat in a ceiling paint
There are others not frequently as used like
Aura Bath and Spa
Satin Impervo Oil
Etc


Hope that helps
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SW has lines of products on top of lines of products
For example
HGTV 200 re labeled
SuperPaint (supposedly their better covering paint)
Harmony zero voc* colorant has voc
Cashmere Best leveling product
Duration Washable
Emerald Washable and Scrubable
There is no way in he** HGTV is re-labelled 200. Just look at the color difference between the un-tinted bases. Nope, it's Superpaint, regardless of what the SW store people tell their customers to save their instore business. Side by side draw down shows absolutely no differences between them.
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All are gennex, except old regal. Aura has colorlock, which resists burnishing, good for dark colors. IIRC, Ben and ultra spec are not 100% acrylic.
We use regal select and aura for interior and exterior. Good predictable paints with quick recoat times that perform great 98% of the time.

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Thanks for the breakdown. Is plain regal still glycol based tints? Is BM running both tint systems in their stores?
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There is no way in he** HGTV is re-labelled 200. Just look at the color difference between the un-tinted bases. Nope, it's Superpaint, regardless of what the SW store people tell their customers to save their instore business. Side by side draw down shows absolutely no differences between them.
That is what the old HGTV was
Ovation that I do not know been a while since I worked at SW
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Most BMs run the new products
Since you are dealing with a new store most likely its only the Gennez colorants
Btw
Gennex doesnt go into any oil or coronado (yet) company BM aquired (conteactor grade and industrial products)
Also inslx is old colorant known as color preview
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Ovation is Superpaint
showcase is Duration.

Again, don't believe what the sw store people say these are. They're trying to save their business from going to Lowe's. And, they don't know in the first place!
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Most BMs run the new products
Since you are dealing with a new store most likely its only the Gennez colorants
Btw
Gennex doesnt go into any oil or coronado (yet) company BM aquired (conteactor grade and industrial products)
Also inslx is old colorant known as color preview
I'll ask next time I'm there. Would be strange if they didn't offer tintable oil but maybe we are approaching that.
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