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What is your favorite brand of paint? I don't know how to do a survey, and maybe it isn't necessary any way. I just want opinions, and you can use any criteria you want. In particular I was wondering how many folks liked, or disliked, these companies or brands, and why. I wasn't sure if this topic had been discussed before, did a search and did not come up with an exact match. Any way just for fun. I'll save my comments for a while. Don't be limited by the list, as I am sure it is not all inclusive.:thumbup:eek:r :no:
Thanks, and Happy Painting, Paul.

Benjamin Moore
Behr
Dutch Boy
ICI (Glidden)
PPG (Porter, Olympic, etc.)
Sherwin Williams
Zinsser
Valspar
MAB
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NuView, Why do you like BM? Do you use their software to show homeowners how beautiful you could make their homes?
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What is the thing against Behr? I must admit I used some ceiling paint that a customer bought, and had good experience. Why is Behr out of the running?
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Benjamin Moore: probably paint that customers want the most because its the most advertised in ny/ct and the paint i use the most..regal line is fantastic for consistint results.. The new aura line coverageand quality reminds me of the old shruder paints/fine paints of europe..
BEHR: I have used it on occasion, it compares to bm super hide or super spec line and also sw pro-mar... the colors are not as consistint but Quality is ok
Sherwin williams:With Benjamin Moore its most popular with customers and also what i use the most. I like their exterior stains over bm and anyone else for that matter... interior line of super paint i like but not as much as regal line...Duration is also close to aura line in superior quality and coverage..
Pratt& lamert and Pittsburg: If i had to use anoher product other then bm or sw i would use these two next...their top of the line collection are great quality but w/ all the paint companies i just dont get customers in my area that want to use these paints
 

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What is the thing against Behr?...I used some ceiling paint that a customer bought, and had good experience. Why is Behr out of the running?
Tens of thousands have had A job work out OK with Behr
Think about it
Even the crappyiest paint that fails 50% of the time has 50% non-fail rate
In ideal situations, it can work
...usually looks like crap, but it'll work

Trust me, anything close to regular use...one or two jobs that aren't "ideal" (like painting a red with it), you'll learn what a can of crap that stuff really is

Also your production would have been faster with Muresco Ceiling White, trust me
 

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Thanks slickshift, just looking for answers, really just limited experience with Behr, but have noticed a lot of negative comments about it. What do you think of Valspar?
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NuView, Why do you like BM? Do you use their software to show homeowners how beautiful you could make their homes?
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no I dont use the software.. its just what I prefer i've had my falls with SW as well as BM but its just a physiological thing I guess because at one point and time the better lines all have there good qualities... Ive even had good experiences with Behr but just dont use it that much cause its at Home depot here..not really accessible... Pittsburgh theres one store an its way out of my way..
 

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I use CIL. Normally their Select line for interiors. Have never had any problems with it and it covers real nice. I would use Zinsser for some extreme jobs like houses with smoke stains or mildew and so on. They have an oil based product (dont remember the name, Bulls Eye or something) which I used on a stipple ceiling that looked like someone smoked for 150 years and looked remarkable after 2 coats. It had a super hide and easy to apply.
 
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