This is Turtle.
I just got a carpenter to finish a bay window area and there is about area of
about 4 sheet of sheet rock to paint and it has been finished and floated and
new sheet rock.
1] What kind of paint to start with to prime the sheet rock and everything will
be off white?
2] The carpenter recommended condora something paint but I like Benny Moore
type paint but what brand is the one to use?
Thank You in advance !
This from the Benjamin Moore site on priming: http://tinyurl.com/3spf8
Two coats of finish paint will be the minimum. Much more durable and
will even out the wall surface better so you won't see the joint
Consumer Reports had very good things to say about California Paints.
Very good performance and price: http://www.californiapaints.com /
In paint, the expensive stuff is the pigment. This is also what gives
the paint body and coverage (as in covering another color paint so you
don't see it). More pigment, higher price, better paint. The material
cost is the least of it in painting. Don't cheap out on the paint.
They sell a primer for everything. Outside I use them, on an interior
wall, I just paint it. I personally like Lucite brand paint. I think
any name brand paint should work fine indoors. Just avoid the cheap
no-name generic stuff, or you might end of doing 3 or 4 coats, and
that stuff drips all over the place . On new sheet rock, I'd give 2
coats of quality paint.
Just my opinion.
I like Ben Moore also. Just a coat of latex primer and one or two of the
finished color and you are all set. IMO, any of the better brands will do a
good job. I've tried some cheaper ones and did not like the results. B.
Moore, Pittsburgh, Sherwin Williams, the better Sears grades have all worked
well for me.
The idea is that new plaster soaks up paint like a sponge. So, give it
some cheap latex rather than spend big bucks for some top shelf paint.
"Primer" is just that, cheap latex. It's not special.
After the primer, use good paint. I've had good results with Benjamin
Moore although it is expensive. Sherwinn-Williams was very good years
ago but we were not pleased with it when we used it about 10 years ago.
Behr from Home Depot seems to do just fine. [Maybe there is only 2 or 3
paint factories in the world and all paint comes from one of them
regardless of the label!]
On Wed, 06 Apr 2005 23:01:05 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:
And that includes some "name brands", like Ralph Lauren's paints.
They made the only red I liked but it took *7* coats to get it
uniform, not including the primer (which I should have tinted... I
usually do). It was the thinnest latex I've ever used.
Just use the paint you're going to use, and give it 2 coats.
If you just shop by brand you'll never get it right. You shop by paint
type, not brand, Benjamin Moore sells high quality paint and they sell
cheap paint. Same for Sherwin Williams, and all the big companies.
Nonsense. All pigment is added to the base can, regardless of color or
amount of pigment added, for free. The expensive part is the acrylic, and
100% acrylic paint will always be more expensive. If you buy the base white
or add a bunch of pigment to it, it's the same cost.
It soaks up cheap paint like a sponge. And we're not talking about plaster,
we're talking about drywall.
Cheap primer is cheap. And there's usually not much sense in using it.
Good paint has high solids, which is what you want in a drywall primer
anyway. Just put on a couple coats of good paint and forget the primer.
No it's not. Only expensive BM is expensive. Cheap BM is cheap.
There is no such thing as Sherwin Williams paint. That is a brand. You
don't paint with a brand, you paint with a specific product. You probably
don't have any idea what Sherwin Williams paint you even used.
Primer Kilz Or Zinsser water base For on areas that do not like
water zinsser bin shallac. Top coat any major brand that will match
color of existing paint. Primers can also be tinted.
On Wed, 6 Apr 2005 21:35:46 -0500, "TURTLE"
It's still made, it's not made from portland cement but primarily
gypsum, and it's called Sheetrock. Nobody was confused by the
When someone cuts their finger and starts yelling for a Bandaid, do you
say, "Well that's a brand name and we don't have any of those. Would
you like an adhesive bandage instead?" Or do you just go and get the
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