I am once again in the process of having to paint the exterior a couple
of 60+ year old houses. I have used Benjamin Moore ( MorFLO ?) and have
been satisfied but the prices seemed to have skyrocked at the local
dealers to like $32+/gal "contractor price" . I am looking for an
alternative . One local painter suggests Sherwin Williams ( Super Paint
) which is about $ 26/gallon "contractor price" . What else is out in
exterior there which comes close the Benjamin Moore quality but costs a
lot less ? - Thanks
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Simple...nothing. There's a reason near-equal quality is near-equal
I've just repainted our old barn and, being in a small locale, have very
little local choice...Sherwin-Williams is the only full-line distributor
in town and I have <not> been pleased at all w/ their paints recently...
The B-M dealer here has essentially quit selling paint and gone into
other areas owing to there being so little profit margin left as
everyone is looking for cheap these days...
I (disgustingly) ended up going to the Home Depot in Garden City and
went with the top-line Behr oil-based primer and latex top coat. We got
three sides painted and the fourth primed
before cold weather caught us...I've been real pleased with the
application of both and covering. We'll see how it holds up. It was
roughly $100/5-ga1 and for the amount I needed (40 g primer/80 g top)
they cut ~20%.
I would have much preferred local but couldn't get either local
distributor to even bid--don't exactly know why, but they seemed to not
think I was serious about purchasing that amount... :( (Although, of
course, I probably wouldn't have bought the S-W, anyway.)
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