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What do you like to use ?
SW, Ben moore
what line from each company

I have a repaint job coming up and the home owner has young kids and wants a washable paint with as little sheen as possible, I have used SW Duration matte before and I thought it had to much sheen, walls with natural light shining across showed every imperfection. Any ideas ?
I have heard Traditions talk about SW sure scrub ? this might be a regional product my SW mgr has not heard about it. Im in St. Louis
Thanks for any advice
 

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What do you like to use ?
SW, Ben moore
what line from each company

I have a repaint job coming up and the home owner has young kids and wants a washable paint with as little sheen as possible, I have used SW Duration matte before and I thought it had to much sheen, walls with natural light shining across showed every imperfection. Any ideas ?
I have heard Traditions talk about SW sure scrub ? this might be a regional product my SW mgr has not heard about it. Im in St. Louis
Thanks for any advice
Where do you live? I've gotten to use some of the new Aura from Ben Moore and it's great, but its hard to find right now.

Ben Moore also just moved the whole Regal line to 100% acrylic here, so the Flat Finish seems like its gonna be pretty durable now, like Regal Matte but flatter.

I'm mostly a moore's user though so I can't help on the SW.
 

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I like the regal matte from BM

I like duration matte from SW

Ps-I don't suggest going down to a flat even if they claim it's washable. Not sure what other paint is as scrubbable as these 2 with less sheen. Sounds like these walls are very imperfect if good quality paint is causing these issues, unless your not keeping a wet edge or not using an 18" for big areas.

I won't get into which of the above paints I feel is better, let's just say I shop at SW twice a day :whistling2:
 

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BM's Aura is not available to us in the Mid West yet. All tho a lot of smaller dealer may not bring it in cause the cost of the tinter.

BM's Matte is a good choice, don't use Sw so I have not comment good or bad
 

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Zinsser's Perma-White

Not available in "flat", the "eggshell" is way flatter then any BM/SWP eggshell
(it passes for a flat when next to them)

It is the flattest most scrubbable paint I know

It Rocks
 

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It seems to me that the problem with flat, flat enamel and matte is if you have to scrub them at all to get off dirt or grime, it usually leaves "shiners".

The ceramic flats and matte are supposed to clean up well, but have'nt heard any feed back from anyone trying to scrub them.

When their are a lot of little kids around I try to talk the HO into using the highest sheen they can stomach if cleaning is one of their concerns.
 

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HO's with a lot of kids that want that sheen, I will sell them that but I will disclose on the imperfections, because they are usually there and it will be an extra to fix them if they show up and they complain.
 

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At my local hardware store, Benjamin Moore's K&B paint went up by 7 dollars (was $33, now $40, and Impervo went up by $9-$20! All of this within one week! Now, all the while, Perma-White has stayed at a reasonable price of 25 dollars. Is Moore's K&B better than Perma White or is the quality about par? I'm painting in a 6'x5.75' space. I need a paint that is scrubbable and can resist intense mildew growth.
 

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SW cashmere low lustre is very shiny IMO, I like Aura Matte a lot (I am surprised you do not have it in Chicago MAK-Deco, I have in in SW MI), Regal Matte is good, Graham Ceramic Flat is good, I do not care for Duration (texture thing, it is not a smooth paint at all).
 

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Zinsser's Perma-White

Not available in "flat", the "eggshell" is way flatter then any BM/SWP eggshell
(it passes for a flat when next to them)

It is the flattest most scrubbable paint I know

It Rocks
At my local hardware store, Benjamin Moore's K&B paint went up by 7 dollars (was $33, now $40, and Impervo went up by $9-$20! All of this within one week! Now, all the while, Perma-White has stayed at a reasonable price of 25 dollars. Is Moore's K&B better than Perma White or is the quality about par? I'm painting in a 6'x5.75' space. I need a paint that is scrubbable and can resist intense mildew growth.
In my own technically non-scientific but pretty much "side by side" testing, the Perma-White has a slight edge over Moore's K&B in heinous mold/mildew environments

However....since my original post, I would have to give the big thumbs up to Aura (any sheen) for being the most scubbable, washable, mold and mildew resistant paint I know
 

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SW cashmere low lustre is very shiny IMO, I like Aura Matte a lot (I am surprised you do not have it in Chicago MAK-Deco, I have in in SW MI), Regal Matte is good, Graham Ceramic Flat is good, I do not care for Duration (texture thing, it is not a smooth paint at all).

Hey Dean check the date out on my post... we have it.. and I use it :)
 

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aura's points program rocks!!!!!!

double the points with their credit card,,,,,,,

excellent items to choose from

this points program is the cats meow
 

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Slick is right on w/ Z's PermaWhite! Great product. Some day I will get my product in a few of your hands. Our product #655 is a scrubbable flat. Yes I said scrubbable. Even touches up! I would suggest that "sheen" doesn't equal washability/scrubbability.
 

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Graham's has been my standard wall paint, but I tire of the spatter compared to BM products. It is not quite the paint it used to be, it seems that Muralo has tweeked things a bit.
 
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