We're restoring a 1913 house in the Silicon Valley. The exterior
clapboard is redwood, and any replacements we install will also be
redwood. I've been given a recommendation by a couple of paints stores
of Morwear Primer Xcel (exterior oil base primer with Busan) for the
primer. Both paint stores also recommended Benjamin Moore paints,
specifically Moorlife flat latex house paint 105 or Moorgard low
lustre latex house paint 103 with Moorglo softgloss 096 for the trim.
They carry other brands - one store recommended Pratt & Lambert and
the other suggested Fuller O'Brien Weatherking II (663 flat, 668 low
lustre). Are these reasonable recommendations?
firstname.lastname@example.org (Fogbank) wrote in
I just got done having my house painted - 1903 brick (previously painted).
The painters primed everything with Ben Moore's Fresh Start primer tinted
to the finish color. I wanted 2 coats of the finish paint - Moorgard low
lustre for the body and Moorglo softgloss for the trim. I am VERY happy
with the results.
I have used Ben Moore along with other paint brands on the interior of my
home. IMO, Ben Moore is the best quality and yes, you do pay for it. No,
I'm not affiliated, just a very satisfied customer.
One hint - see if you or your painter can open a "contractor" or "charge"
account at the paint store, which may offer you some sort of a discount.
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