In mid-southern California, Nevada, northern Mexico and Arizona,
there is a "local" brand of paint: the Frazee brand. I grew up
using Sherwin Williams, Cooks, P&L, Dutch Boy and the other
big-name paints and shied away from the "local" stuff.
We had our home interior repainted in 2004, and the contractor
used Frazee paint instead of the Sherwin Williams I had wanted.
It's a long story, but it came out all right. Because of some
mobility problems in the family, a family member uses a walker to
get about inside the house. There is quite a bit of banging into
corners, rubbing on walls, hands on walls for stability, cutting
corners in doorways etc., and that causes me to touch up the nicks
and dings every year and we also find it's necessary to scrub the
"hand-on-wall-for-stability" paths each year or even semiannually.
What I found is that the Frazee paint holds up as well or better
than any paint I've used in the past.
Today, I made the rounds with my 2" brush and a bit of paint in a
baggie for touch up. This included gloss areas in baths and the
kitchen, semi gloss on hallway walls and flat in rooms. I have
pretty good eyes and I swear I can't find the areas I touched up.
IMHO, that points very well to stability of the paint and its
holding the color well. There are some hallways where the 2004
paint job has been washed over ten times to remove the hand
tracks, and while it's beginning to show its age, I could roll a
3' wide track down the hallway walls, feather the edges and you'd
never know it had been spot repainted. Incredible.
To me, the acid test was a steel door between a hallway and
garage. On the garage side, the door had accumulated many marks
from coming and going, plus the walker, plus the grandkids. I
washed it well with 409, then gave it a very light sanding to take
out any little bumps. I spotted in the dark rub marks and let it
dry for a half hour, then simply painted the door, pulling instead
of rolling. I swear the door looks new. Again, that's a darn
good paint IMHO. For anyone in the SW part of the country, I
heartily recommend Frazee Paint.
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