I tend to agree as often mentioned that the quality levels of paint from the
different "name brand" paint producers is probably such that the care in the
application is probably more important. And that the differences between
brands is secondary. (live in New England)
But, one does like to have personal experiences and opinions to evaluate, of
So, let me please ask.
For the top of the line in each (BTW: which would be called what for each
Any opinions on California vs Benjamin Moore for Latex exterior house paint
Never tried either of those. 20+ years ago, I got hooked on Devoe and
Martin-Senour and never looked back. No reason to change once I've found a
product that always makes me happy.
By the way, perfect technique will not compensate for a product that's
The professionals who painted my house for the builder used the cheapest
paint they could find. The professionals who I hired to do the exterior
normally used Sherwin Williams Duration but used Gliddon Endurance at my
request. There are no magic professional paint around unavailable to
consumers. Paint is one thing Consumer Reports tests well.
On Wed, 18 Jul 2007 14:12:11 -0400, in alt.home.repair you wrote:
:I tend to agree as often mentioned that the quality levels of paint from the
:different "name brand" paint producers is probably such that the care in the
:application is probably more important. And that the differences between
:brands is secondary. (live in New England)
:But, one does like to have personal experiences and opinions to evaluate, of
:So, let me please ask.
:For the top of the line in each (BTW: which would be called what for each
:Any opinions on California vs Benjamin Moore for Latex exterior house paint
I went into my "local" Benjamin Moore store yesterday and inquired about
exterior latex paint. They have several grades:
Contractor grade (forget the name they use for it)
1. MoorGlo (semi gloss) (I have been using some of this for my sills)
2. Moor ? (low luster)
3. Moor ?? (flat)
The guy I talked to basically talked me into the top grade low luster,
which is almost $40/gallon. He said the flat isn't as good at keeping
out penetrating moisture and the semi gloss is faster to fade, leaving
the low luster. I gave them a sample to match and they are supposed to
call me this afternoon informing me it's ready to pick up.
This paint is probably overkill for my needs right now, but I spent so
much time constructing a wood custom gate that I figure I may as well
put some top quality paint on it. Very labor intensive job.
The semi gloss is a couple of dollars more. The flat is much less, about
$33/gallon. I'm less than confident the sales guy was knowledgable or
being honest with me, but I figured I would just accept his advice. He
wasn't playing the sales guy game as transparently as you'd want. He
didn't inspire confidence, I mean.
I have been using Sherwin Williams Duration for exteriors for the last
few years. It is really expensive, and doesn't cover as much per
gallon since it goes on thicker, but I couldn't be happier with it as
a product. Never heard of "California" paint. Is it the one product
not know to cause cancer in California? :-)
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