I've seen some nasty comments here about Glidden paints (surprised me,
because they are owned by ICI, a UK company whose "Dulux" paints I have
always considered excellent), but I noticed that _Consumer Reports_ puts
them at the top of their list for durability.
I know that CR is not infallible, but . . .
i tried to use some glidden paint years ago.. tried to paint sheet rock
wall and the paint just kept going into the sheetrock.. one coat over
the other(you would think the sheetrock was a sponge).. after several
hours on one wall i gave up.. went to Sherwinn Williams and got some
good paint and never had any problems with it.. it was like night and
day.. i will never buy glidden paint again.....
I told you the same thing the last time you posted this story. There is no
such thing as "Glidden" paint or "Sherwin Williams" paint. There are only
specific products. SuperPaint is a specific paint. ProMar 200 is a
specific paint. "Sherwin Williams" is not a paint. They make good paint
and crap paint, just like most other top companies. ICI Dulux/Glidden
happens to make Ultra, which is a fine paint. If you buy cheap paint, it's
going to be junk, whether you buy it from Sherwin Williams or anyone else.
Paints are sold on superstition and baseless suggestions. Without formulas
and concentrations, it is impossible to analyze which are better or worse.
The mfs deliberately obscure such facts because consumers are uncritical,
and they can sell based on warm fuzzy images instead of cold facts. I
think most paint must be bought by women, or by men thinking like women.
Calling it "weatherbeater" is worse than no information at all. Give us the
Always used the high end DutchBoy and was thorougly satisfied, but
Dutchboy seems to be changing. Changed to Glidden last year. Good
coverage. Flows good. Can't tell about durability but no problems
after a year.
I think most paint comments are like Ford vs Chevy. If you put
switched names on the vehicles most owners would have the same opinion
of the vehicle.
All I can contribute is that my Father was a Purchasing Agent for
large construction projects - Office Towers, Factories, etc. - for
many years. He told me that most of the projects specified Glidden,
CIL or Pratt & Lambert paint and classed them as equals. He was free
to buy any of those paints for most projects. This was some years
back and things can change.
Paints change from area to area and year to year. Glidden had been a
second rate paint, IMO for many years, but about five years ago some big
changes took place in the corporate structure and about the only thing left
is the name. From my experience and from what I have seen, they have
I would buy them now based on what I have seen.
Like another writer I have been very impressed with Dutch Boy of several
years ago. I can't comment about how they are today.
K-mart has some very good MS stuff, but not all of the stuff was any
good, some was really poor. Some of the best paint and the best deal I
have every had was a local private brand. However they no longer have their
Glidden's been all over the map. I used the stuff once and it was
For interior walls the only paint I use is Pratt and Lambert Accolade.
My walls and ceilings were last painted in '92 and the finish still
looks brand new.
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