The store I have used for paint has moved to another town and I have
to find a new paint store to use. I live close to Ace Hardware and
when I went online the only brand they show is Royal. I don't know
how it compares in price to Behr which is what Home Depot has. HD is
a lot further from my house than Ace or Lowes ... Lowes has Valspars
and I have never heard of it. I have used Behr and know they make
good paint. Does anyone have any personal experience with Royal ?
What about the (new to me)Behr paint that is paint and primer
combined and only needs one coat? Would appreciate your suggestions.
I haven't painted in about five years - so I am out of practice in
I have been using Royal from Ace. I buy the most expensive. Works great.
Did some remodeling and needed to match the 1994 paint job. The match was so
good I only painted the new area and it blended in perfect. I took a piece
of the old wall and they scanned it and made a perfect match. When I say
(the most expensive) Lift the different quality of cans and you will see the
weight different. More weight, more pigment solids better coverage. Was
shown this about 40 years ago by a paint manufacture. WW
But the old paint had been (maybe) outdoors thus in the sun
for all that time, its current color being the result.
Now a perfect match, with NEW paint, painted on side-by-side.
If outdoors, how close a match after a year in the sun?
Just wondering. I guess my question applies to ANY paint-matching
that's going to be *partially* painted over the old stuff -- maybe
even whether outdoors (sun) or indoors.
Behr is a second line paint when compared to Moore or Sherwin Williams
best. That being said, it IS good paint and a good value. I am
unimpressed with Valspar.
Primer has certain properties. Finish coatings have certain
properties. Combine them and you sacrifice something of each.
I have used the Behr combo paint and was unimpressed.
Different stuff than one coat. One coat was a coverage gimmick. All
in one is a "protection gimmick" or a "preperation gimmick". Primer is
what makes paint stick to a bare surface - and the all-in-one paint
has additives/components that mimic the primer, as well as the
components that give a "finish" coat and seal/protect the surface
treated with it.
A standard paint applied to bare metal or wood, or any substandard
prepared surface does not stick/last well. This stuff stands a
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