Here's the long story.
My wife and I have been repainting an entire house the past year. We use
for the most part Ben. Moore Natura paints and use CIL for trim or oil based
requirements. BM is very expensive but easy to apply with my bad knee and
bad shoulder, low voc's, quick dry time (1 to 2 hours), easy tool clean up
and no evidence of peeling or flaking. Works with any of the cheap-ass big
box store primers and holds the tint well even when sitting in a can for
some time in the cold.
We've purchased all our benny moore paints from a particular store here in
town. They've prolly gotten $600 from us this past year with another $600
on the way.
So I was in there tonight trying to purchase a sample pint for the next room
we are doing. And the daughter of the owner tries to push C2 on us. I
informed her that my wife will only work with benny moore just like her
parents and grandparents before her. I also informed her that I like how it
applies because of my bad joints and that If I' going to spend premium money
of paint it'll be with a name I recognise and am familiar with. She took
offence and claimed that she "would never sell" compromised paint. I told
her I never heard of C2, and was not about to spend Benny Moore type money
on stuff I never heard of and if she didn't want to sell Benny Moore to us,
we'd go to the next town over and buy there.
Quick Google research shows that C2 is in fact a premium type paint that
competes with Sher-Wil, BM, P&L etc and that buyers of this paint are happy.
Quick Google research also tells me they aggressively pay dealers to sell
their paints and are overpaying what BM and SW and the like pay their
dealers. C2 is oftentimes sold in the same stores as BM.
So anyone in here know anyone out there that's worked with this C2 stuff?
They've some interesting colours. Curious as to first hand accounts to how
their products apply and hold up.