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The store I have used for paint has moved to another town and I have to find a new paint store to use. I live close to Ace Hardware and when I went online the only brand they show is Royal. I don't know how it compares in price to Behr which is what Home Depot has. HD is a lot further from my house than Ace or Lowes ... Lowes has Valspars and I have never heard of it. I have used Behr and know they make good paint. Does anyone have any personal experience with Royal ? What about the (new to me)Behr paint that is paint and primer combined and only needs one coat? Would appreciate your suggestions. I haven't painted in about five years - so I am out of practice in buying paint.
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Dottie wrote the following:

Valspar has been around longer than Lowes.

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Bill
In Hamptonburgh, NY
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We started our new house with Sherwin Williams. Basement finish is done with Behr. We are quite pleased with both and Behr was significantly less expensive.
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willshak wrote:

And Behr has been around almost as long (founded 1947) as Lowes (1946).
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I have been using Royal from Ace. I buy the most expensive. Works great. Did some remodeling and needed to match the 1994 paint job. The match was so good I only painted the new area and it blended in perfect. I took a piece of the old wall and they scanned it and made a perfect match. When I say (the most expensive) Lift the different quality of cans and you will see the weight different. More weight, more pigment solids better coverage. Was shown this about 40 years ago by a paint manufacture. WW
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But the old paint had been (maybe) outdoors thus in the sun for all that time, its current color being the result.
Now a perfect match, with NEW paint, painted on side-by-side.
If outdoors, how close a match after a year in the sun?
Just wondering. I guess my question applies to ANY paint-matching that's going to be *partially* painted over the old stuff -- maybe even whether outdoors (sun) or indoors.
David
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wrote:

Behr is a second line paint when compared to Moore or Sherwin Williams best. That being said, it IS good paint and a good value. I am unimpressed with Valspar. Primer/finish combo? Primer has certain properties. Finish coatings have certain properties. Combine them and you sacrifice something of each. I have used the Behr combo paint and was unimpressed.
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wrote:

in one is a "protection gimmick" or a "preperation gimmick". Primer is what makes paint stick to a bare surface - and the all-in-one paint has additives/components that mimic the primer, as well as the components that give a "finish" coat and seal/protect the surface treated with it. A standard paint applied to bare metal or wood, or any substandard prepared surface does not stick/last well. This stuff stands a fighting chance.
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