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Old 06-23-2011, 12:30 PM   #21
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On interior, in I and II bases, I will take Duration. In deep bases, Aura.

Exterior, pretty much a toss up. I've taken Duration on a couple of jobs recently and not regretted it a bit. It comes with a little better pricing too.
Pretty much exactly how I feel. Duration in anything but deep bases is a great paint to work with. Just don't ever use it in a red, the absolute worst coverage I have ever experienced. SW should not even sell it. This was the job I blogged about wallpaper removal on.

Grey primer coat, and four finish coats, and I wasn't still wasn't satisfied. There were some translucent spots that I did a fifth coat on.



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Duration splatters and Aura does not. That's my problem.
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Pretty much exactly how I feel. Duration in anything but deep bases is a great paint to work with. Just don't ever use it in a red, the absolute worst coverage I have ever experienced. SW should not even sell it. This was the job I blogged about wallpaper removal on.

Grey primer coat, and four finish coats, and I wasn't still wasn't satisfied. There were some translucent spots that I did a fifth coat on.



Same situation for me a few years back. Primed with gray and still 3 or 4 coats. I remember when SW bragged about Duration finally being available in deep base replacing the Color Accents (garbage) I thought, cool Sure wasnt much to be excited about. I have used quite a bit of Duration Home, and have used very little of the Aura interior. I will say so far I am quite pleased with Aura though Lays down really nice, and I like that you can recoat much sooner too. Anyway, whether interior or exterior I would have to go with Aura
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Pretty much exactly how I feel. Duration in anything but deep bases is a great paint to work with. Just don't ever use it in a red, the absolute worst coverage I have ever experienced. SW should not even sell it. This was the job I blogged about wallpaper removal on.

Grey primer coat, and four finish coats, and I wasn't still wasn't satisfied. There were some translucent spots that I did a fifth coat on.



4-5 coats? holy mary...

Aura all day long for now on
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Issue is I can't get Aura in my home town, only Regal Select, and Ben from Ace. So it was drive 30 miles or SW. Color Accents would have hat banded so bad that it wasn't an option.

I should have driven 30 miles.

I have had one red that Aura required three coats on once, with most problematic colors it is a champ.
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Issue is I can't get Aura in my home town, only Regal Select, and Ben from Ace. So it was drive 30 miles or SW. Color Accents would have hat banded so bad that it wasn't an option.

I should have driven 30 miles.

I have had one red that Aura required three coats on once, with most problematic colors it is a champ.
I can't say from direct experience with ben and a red like you posted (although I've used it successfully on dark over light) but from what NC is saying it covers fairly well, sounds like it would do much better than duration.
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I have had one red that Aura required three coats on once, with most problematic colors it is a champ.
I know, they have the deep base primers too. But still 1 primer and 2 coats....is still 3 coats lol. So it was probably faster to put 3 coats of Aura with the dry time, and not having to switch products.
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I can't say from direct experience with ben and a red like you posted (although I've used it successfully on dark over light) but from what NC is saying it covers fairly well, sounds like it would do much better than duration.
No doubt it would cover. Hell Super Spec would most likely cover those reds above well, its hat banding that I would be worried about. I am sure I will try it one day though.

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I know, they have the deep base primers too. But still 1 primer and 2 coats....is still 3 coats lol. So it was probably faster to put 3 coats of Aura with the dry time, and not having to switch products.
True, with the cure-recoat time of Aura its hard to argue either way.
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