Did a price comparison on paint this week for some cabinets in the garage.
MagnaMax from the local real paint store 30 bucks a gallon.
Crap from Home Despot or Sears, 30 bucks a gallon.
Well, that decision was easy.
Add a few bucks and go for Aura by Benjamin Moore. Goes further,
doesn't need primer, two coats and Bob's your uncle. An absolute treat
to work with. Maybe a bit of overkill for garage cabs.
The extra coverage almost makes up for the pricetoo close to matter.
Garage cabinets!? Does the color have to match a particular garage
Mis-mixed paint from any vender or paint from Big Lots, $5 a gallon.
The red barn stain/paint from Big Lots, available at random times, was
put on a friend's 20' X 30' shed (exterior, cypress - 1" thick solid
boards) 13 yrs ago and still looks good today.
I don't know the answer to either question. I've never read the Big
Lots cans, either, to know what kind of blend it is. Last summer my
friend considered recoating with the Big Lots barn paint, so I assume
it is, at least, decent for her shed's exterior.
Here's a view of her shed, pic taken about 3 or 4 yrs ago.... it had
been painted about 8 yrs prior: http://www.flickr.com/photos/43836144@N04/4978397594 /
Lately I have benn making some picture frames that I wanted to paint and
then antique. Home Depot has small containers- maybe 2 ounces- of latex
that are designed for folks to try out a color before spending big bucks for
all the paint necessary to do a whole room. Worked fine on my frame. Lots
of choices, I went with a satin shade of red. Enough for two coats.
Nice. What kind of roller did you use. <gd&r>
I used Floetrol (oops, it was this, not oil-based Penetrol I was
thinking of) for repainting my louvered closet doors with a HF HVLP
spray gun. I had to thin with water, Floetrol, and warm it to about
100F to get it to spray. Glidden acrylic enamel ain't made for
sprayin'. <sigh> I'll use more when I brush the trim in the house
before my family shows up for Christmas. It's the Good Stuff for
Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy
simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.
-- Storm Jameson
I actually used a combination of stuff.
Spray... never could get a consistent flow, due to cheap gear and
Brush... Penetrol paid off in spades in this department.
And <gasp> roller for the shelves. It was the best way for them.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
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