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Old 04-27-2017, 08:46 PM   #21
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"Similar to a soft leather glove, the tactile experience of Century's Soft Touch Matte Finish is not easily achieved.

Our craftsmen bring years of experience and exacting standards to the making of this paint. The formulation is so intricately balanced, it can only be made in small batches.

Every can of Century is produced in the same Benjamin Moore workshop. And to guarantee true color, each can is delivered pre-mixed and sealed."

Is this whiskey or paint? Can I at least try to drink it? :-)

I got the sample card when I was in Budeke's last week. The feel of the finish is to die for. The colors and feel will sell this stuff to weirdos like me that like to run their hand across the wall.

It feels sort of like chalk paint that has been waxed...or like my first Coach purse. Yummy.
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Old 04-28-2017, 09:36 AM   #22
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I got the sample card when I was in Budeke's last week. The feel of the finish is to die for. The colors and feel will sell this stuff to weirdos like me that like to run their hand across the wall.

It feels sort of like chalk paint that has been waxed...or like my first Coach purse. Yummy.
In my experience the market for such high end paints with this type of "feel" is extremely limited. These are the type of people who wouldn't be seen in a Bentley after dinner time. Rolls only after dinner.

Most people are completely in the dark when it comes to that "feel" of a quality paint finish. If it is the color they wanted and it has a primer in it that is all they want.

When i look at new cars on a lot i cringe at the paint jobs on most of them. Even BMW's an Mercedes Benzes are starting to look pretty shoddy. Comparing them to a Rolls or an Aston Martin is a real eye opener. Same type of thing. Classic era Packards and Peerless paint jobs are absolutely incredible, and there are actually very few shops in the US that can replicate the finish. They are amazing.
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my tastes far outweigh my means, but there is a market for this.
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I agree. I can totally see selling it for accent walls, and such to our current clientele. We use Aura on most jobs anyway, the extra pallet of super crisp colors will be attractive.

I see Pac's point too though. I imagine the type of paint consumers who physical walk into a paint store ( rather that letting the contractor/decorator/etc take care of it) probably aren't shopping for the most expensive paint because it feels nice.

Lack of demand, or rather specialized demand, seems to be a prime reason BM in general is not easy to get in the Tri-Cities TN market I work in now.


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My contact says that the 1st displays only went to metro markets, such as NYC, Philly, Chicago, etc. I've already had designers try to get a hold of this stuff to no avail.
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Does the world really need $125 a gallon house paint? Hell no! As Marie Antoinette once said "let them eat cake".
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Not many PC interested in a door paint like GE that doesn't dry for a quick turn around so we can put door back in use. As for the Century line won't see that in my area way to blue collar for a big dollar item like that. Maybe have the option to order it if needed. Or unless BM makes them carry it but my BM dealers have zero Coronado line now have to orde it.

Another thing to think about if your gonna use a FPE paint or any high gloss alkyd the dust particles and dry times can kill your profit unless it all turns out great 👍🏻
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Another thing to think about if your gonna use a FPE paint or any high gloss alkyd the dust particles and dry times can kill your profit unless it all turns out great 👍🏻
The bid should reflect dry times and keeping a clean and controlled environment when using such products.
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If Marquee is rated Number one and people are flocking to HD to buy it, obviously the quality of the finish itself is not a high priority with most people. We are a dying breed I'm afraid.
If it "covers in one coat" and is a "paint and primer in one" is all most people care about anymore.
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If Marquee is rated Number one and people are flocking to HD to buy it, obviously the quality of the finish itself is not a high priority with most people. We are a dying breed I'm afraid.
If it "covers in one coat" and is a "paint and primer in one" is all most people care about anymore.
I had to use that stuff on a stairwell a couple weeks ago. The hide was good, but the finish was terrible looking.

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I had to use that stuff on a stairwell a couple weeks ago. The hide was good, but the finish was terrible looking.

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yup. It's pretty bad. And dust clings to it like crazy believe it or not! Even the satin.
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The bid should reflect dry times and keeping a clean and controlled environment when using such products.
That goes without saying no matter what your painting or painting with.
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Another high priced gimmicky product. Aura is not flying off any shelf due to its price, yet they introduce an even higher priced can of paint. Like previously mentioned 98% of people would never give a thought as to how a wall feels, only how it looks. When I paint a residence that had flat paint on the walls and I apply eggshell, I always point out what a smoother, velvet like finish they now have as compared to the dry chalky finish of previous. Typical response is "Umm ok, or I never noticed how my walls felt." Basically they don't give a rats rear end on how a wall feels. I'm a devout Moores guy, but like every other paint company they have products that are way overpriced and product lines that are absolute crap. I'm a huge fan of the regal line for ceiling and walls and Waterborne Satin Impervo
for trim and cabinetry. Also Cabinet Coat.
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Sure does. But I wasn't the one that brought it up.
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What does it really matter, unless you're putting it on your own house? If a customer wants $130/gal paint, we'll merrily put it on. No skin off my back.

I used a batch of F&B recently that I felt was overpriced, but in the end, I wasn't paying for it, so...

It did turn out quite nicely. Seemed to have more depth to the color, but then again I may have been predisposed to think so because of the price.
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I've had repeated requests from designers for Century and the line is not readily available outside of NY, NJ, and CA. www.experiencecentury.com . I hear that they will direct ship it on behalf of the authorized retailer though. Had some samples sent to a furniture showroom the other day.
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I've had repeated requests from designers for Century and the line is not readily available outside of NY, NJ, and CA. www.experiencecentury.com . I hear that they will direct ship it on behalf of the authorized retailer though. Had some samples sent to a furniture showroom the other day.
It is available in the Baltimore area if that helps.
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