My wife and I are attempting to pick out a brand and color to paint the
exterior of our home. We have it somewhat narrowed down to two colors. One
is in a Benjamin Moore Low Luster Moregard and the other is in a Pratt and
Lambert Accolade. Can anyone sway us in either direction?
Both are excellent paints. I've used both and you can't go wrong with
either one. The Accolade is "thicker" and a little more sensitive to being
rolled over, as it forms a tough coat very quickly. A professional painter
or a reasonably skilled homeowner would not have any problem with either
brand of paint, though.
P&L is usually very expensive, though.
Both are excellent in my experience.
Some companies do certain colors better than others, which is why
brand loyalty to paint dosen't always work out. I've had great
results with the top end products from Benjamin Moore, Pratt &
Lambert, Sherwin Williams, Muralo, and a few others. Sometimes, you
just gotta have a color that only one company makes! <G>
FWIW, Pratt & Lambert also makes some AWESOME varnishes for fine
I've used both and consider them to be top quality. Both are sold in my
area but my painter seems to favor Benjamin Moore. It may be nothing
more significant than the store selling Benjamin Moore being a bit closer.
B a r r y wrote:
These are both excellent paints. You won't go wrong with either one.
The differences are minor so make sure you're doing the best prep.
I use Pratt and Lambert Accolade exclusively for interior painting.
It's a tad better than Benny.
For exterior work I'd choose Benny over Pratt, but I'd rank SW
Duration over both of these. Most SW and Pratt ext. paints can be
applied down to 35 degrees. I don't think Benny's label allows this.
Linen White. Nice soft color.
Beni Moore has handouts that give great color grouping ideas. DH & I
have a color dissonance, but we can look at the handouts and agree on a
color scheme without a lot of, ummm, "discussion". This has saved us a
lot of time. All the paint companies have a lot of pros who put "looks"
together. We are not pros, but the colors in our house look beautiful!
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