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Im a sw guy, but aura matte is my new wall paint. Two coats, any color, self priming on drywall and plaster (we only paint plaster). total perfect smoothest wall I have ever seen, perfect touch up. You have to cut an entire room first let it dry (dries pretty fast) and then roll weird I know but you have to try it.
 

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Yeah if you roll or brush back into it to 'keep the edge wet', you'll mess it up big time
Gotta think out of the box with that stuff
 

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regal....a SW guy? cool, I'll be extra nice to you then....

btw, how much is Aura? and so you're saying that you actually have to cause what is traditionally "picture framing" then go back and roll?
 

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aura is $47.00, but no primer is needed, and any color covers two coats. deep colors especially. total invisible touch up.
 

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...and so you're saying that you actually have to cause what is traditionally "picture framing" then go back and roll?
Yes...sort of....
You need to think out of the box on this stuff
Follow the directions, not your habits

It dries mind-numbingly fast, so it doesn't keep a wet edge...in fact you don't want to keep a wet edge
If you panic and re-roll/brush to wet it again, you're hosed

But it dries to sand and re-coat in an hour

I'm doing a reasonably dark blue (base 4) over white next week...it'll be a great test of the "one coat"
I don't expect it...but I'm going to try and push it
 

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It dries mind-numbingly fast, so it doesn't keep a wet edge...in fact you don't want to keep a wet edge
If you panic and re-roll/brush to wet it again, you're hosed
But it dries to sand and re-coat in an hour
interesting...let me know what happens
it's going to be a true test to throw all my habits out the window-I might actually like this stuff...no more running around in a sweat rolling out those big stairwells!
 

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aura is $47.00, but no primer is needed, and any color covers two coats. deep colors especially. total invisible touch up.
hefty price for interior paint...but....did you say "total invisible touch up?

...duration is real good as well and I get that for $33/per so I guess this stuff is supposedly better?
 

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Yeah it's funny...DIYers have a better time with it than pros
They don't have any good habits to break...lol


better...well...it's really different from the ground up
...that's not a line

The tints in other latex paints are oil
Aura is all water based...low VOC and all...
 

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interior duration is not self priming on new drywall or plaster. I dont have to prime, remember I said two coats coverage not one. Although some have experienced it on repaints, I have only used it on new construction.
 

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i have used this product over the last couple months and have found that it works well with certain colors... yellows dont cover well, some blues also dont cover... i had one house with the same exact color to be recoated w/ aura in yellow and it didnt cover w/ 1st coat and 2nd coat wasnt great either..... as for being self-priming not great either it can still flash especially over newly "taped" drywall. i say this because bm says u can go over new drywall but that doesnt mean taped drwalll!!!!!!!!!!!!!! its a ok prduct but not w/ money
 

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ias for being self-priming not great either it can still flash especially over newly "taped" drywall. i say this because bm says u can go over new drywall but that doesnt mean taped drwalll!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
isn't all new drywall taped though? so I'm missing what you mean here...wonder if other guys are having the same issues you are too
 

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Aura? SW?

Is there a translator in the room? I knew Auro. I did not know Aura. SW I have not idea what it means!
I knew the BM green specifications paint. Is that one better in terms of VOC?
Is it extra flat? sandy? more expensive that the "green" stuff?
Paints that dry that fast are a pain. how do you avoid overlaps?
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they demonstated over new drywall that wasnt taped to show coverage !!! but not for newly taped drywall... i said bm says u can go over new drywall that doesnt mean it doesnt flash!!!
 

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Is there a translator in the room?
I knew Auro. I did not know Aura.
Aura = new Paint line from Benjamin Moore Paint Company

SW I have not idea what it means!
Sherwin Williams Paint company

I knew the BM green specifications paint. Is that one better in terms of VOC?
Is it extra flat? sandy? more expensive that the "green" stuff?
Not sure of the VOC specs compared to ECOSPEC (Ben Moore'
s "green" line
But ECOSPEC isn't easy to use or tint (well, I think so anyway)
I believe the flat is flatter than ECOSPECs "flattest"...which isn't very flat
I never used much of the ECOSPEC, I didn't care for it...but I could be remembering that wrong...

Paints that dry that fast are a pain. how do you avoid overlaps?
You don't have to worry about it
You let it dry...you don't get overlaps...the Aura is different
You get a mess when you try and "re-wet" an edge like regular paint though
 

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I asked about aura after BM sent me a demo dvd, but it won't be available here for a few more months. My rep told me it would be higher than $45:eek: I think he said around $55.

If it is better than duration home I will love it, but the fact it's supposed to be one coat and it dries so fast is not appealing to me. I would like to be able to go back into it if I am doing a wall before I go to the next.

Anyhow I told them if it was better than duration it would have to jump out of the can and onto the wall it's self.:lol:
 

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My BM rep just got the first samples of aura in today and showed it to me. He said that you use a primer/undercoater first and than one coat of aura. Is this the method you guys use? He said it would be $47.00 a gallon:eek: I usually use BM matte. I haven't tried Duration Home yet, I don't like the SW store here. Of those of you who have used both, what product do you prefer SW DH or BM M? Does anyone use Grahams interior ceramic?
 

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I was using duration home, tried aura, It gives a total uniform seamless apperance down the wall. It dries fast but not while you are working with it. In other words it doesnt drag like trying to paint in the sun. Touch up is invisible. No need to tint primer and hope for the best, there is a primer for some dark colors but I used a real dark dark blue, and a real bright dark green didnt need it. (the blue was almost black) The DVD Is a little corny, and tries to show you that its customer market is for professional middle aged women...whatever.....I have learned that not all BM dealers will carry it. The store has to invest $20,000 for the tint machine, and the BM perk to the dealer is that they (BM) will sell the aura to them in its raw form for the same price they pay for there other lines of paint, and they can sell it for much more and keep the profit. BM also tells them that no other dealer can sell below $47.00 to contractors. I heard this from a small BM store owner that passed on the deal........but Im still a SW guy.
 
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