I am relying on some expert opinions here--or at least personal experience:
I am planning to paint the exterior of our home (standard wood siding) with
either a yellow or taupe paint. Since we haven't chosen 1 color over the
other yet can anyone make some recommendations for a brand for
either--brands for yellow and brands for taupe? We live in southern
Connecticut and the house will get a fair bit of sun--especially along the
top half--so I will need something that can handle the humidity and the
sunlight. I will be applying it over a pretty dark brown color so it will
also take some priming.
I was thinking Pittsburgh Paint, Sherwin Williams or just good ol' Lowe's or
Home Depot (Valspar or Behr, respectively). Other than that I don't really
know 1 from the other. Thoughts or suggestions?
Thanks in advance!
A " Yellow " color actually, Yellow , will not cover as well as a
color of one shade differen
ce .. REAL Yellow =2 coats, to cover ,
Sherwin Williams has a paint with a lifetimre warranty called,
Yellow covers least well of all colors. Expect at least two
coats. (Tip: If the paint store has mis-tints of the same paint in a
similar shade, you can use that for the first coat. Mis-tints usually
cost much less)
I'm sorry. You lost me here. In my experience the previous
color does not determine whether to use primer. Primer is used on
Both Pittsburgh and SW make some fair paints. Buy from a
dealer that knows what they're doing and will sell you their best
I would not use any paint from the borg. These stores are not
in business to sell quality products.
I prefer Benjamin-Moore. I have had generally good experience
with their products.
Thanks, Peter. By priming, what I meant to say was that I was planning to
apply a layer of something (prime, Kilz, etc) to cover over the dark brown
that is currently on the house. Just so we are on the same page, though,
I'm not a pro :-) --is there something else you would recommend? I will
probably be using a yellow over the brown so I'm planning on at least 2
coats of actual paint--probably 3 coats if really tough to cover.
Thanks again for your help!
I heard the very same thing from a painter who seemed to know his stuff.
I have a 1894 wood-sided house that's about to be painted. He claimed
that Duration produces a significantly thicker coat of paint (and pigment)
than other paints (including Ben Moore) and is the best choice for older
He also mentioned that it cost about $35 per gallon (at the reduced rate
that pro painters get). So it's significantly more expensive than other
premium paints (which are probably no more than $25 per gallon at
the pro rate).
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