The new Consumer Reports has Benjamin Moore
WAY down the list. Am very surprised. Anybody
know if there have been corporate changes, or some
internal reason why quality (per Consumer Reports)
I just bought a quart of oil-based paint to redo a pair of
red painted French doors, and a gallon of flat to
redo a garage wall.
Should I have bought something else? What?
Not reading the reports, I don't know why it was down rated. We've used
over 150 gallons in the past four months at work doing a complete re-furb of
plant, warehouse, offices, and at home I did my family room. Color ranged
from ceiling white to trim whites to beige to deep blue. Not a single word
of complaint from anyone that did the painting. Coverage was good,
application was good. It is not the cheapest, but I'd rate it as good or
better than other brands I've used.
And there's no telling on CR testing -- they may have changed their
criteria and the paint they tested may well not be the paint you bought
(or Ed's company, either).
In general, every test cycle rearranges the previous test's results and
w/ the changes in testing and the various types of paints and
applications, whether there's any value in any of their tests except for
precisely what they test and the way in which it was tested is at least
a matter to consider.
Did they mention Martin-Senour or Devoe? They usually don't. Apparently they
don't want you to have the absolute best, for reasons I'll never understand.
Those two brands will make you extremely happy.
HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here.
All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.