latest Consumer Guide picks- interior paints

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  1. Chet Wilson

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    Just got my latest issue of CG and it rerates interior paints. Surprisingly American Tradition from Lowes moved down and Behr moved up. The CG Best Buy rankings:

    flat paint:

    1 Behr
    2 American tradition
    3 Dutch Boy (walmart)

    Low luster:

    1 Behr
    2 American Tradition
    3 Dutch Boy

    Semi gloss:

    1 Behr
    2 Dutch Boy
     
  2. Philip Hamm

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    Interesting. Lots of painters swear by Duron. I've got about 10 different brands of paint in my house right now, I can't seem to decide which ones I like more, but I think I favor the Duron myself.
     
  3. David Preston

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    Thanks for the tip I will be doing a lot of painting the next two weeks.
     
  4. MikeWh

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    Very interesting (based on some of the Behr bashing)... I've just painted my son's bedroom with Behr. I used several very deep colors. Two coats were the most I needed, and I've been very happy with consistency and coverage.

    Thanks, Chet. I'm going to have to get the issue from my dad.

    BTW, love your HT colors. Nice job.
     
  5. Chet Wilson

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    Mike Thanks. I have used both Behr's and American Tradition and both have been fine. I don't understand the Behr bashing but everyone is entitled to their opinion. I have used Behr's thru out the house and coverage has been fine. I used Ralph Lauren paint once and it was a train wreck.
     
  6. Chad Anson

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    I wonder how much of the anti-Behr bias (I admit I'm guilty of it) has to do with a lack of consistency in the paint department personnel at the Depot? I generally get substandard service and have little faith that the machines are kept properly calibrated, etc.

    I haven't read the CG article, but I'm surpised that none of the major paint stores made the list -- e.g., Sherwin Williams and Benjamin Moore.
     
  7. Chet Wilson

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    Chad, just a clarification. I just listed the best buy rankings which is different than CG's straight up paint rankings. There were 59 different paints tested. This is the top 3 in each catagory with no regard to price:

    flat paint:

    1 Behr
    2 Benjamin Moore
    3 American tradition

    Low luster:

    1 Behr
    2 American Tradition
    3 Sears Best Easy Living

    Semi gloss:

    1 Behr
    2 Dunn Edwards
    3 American Tradition
     
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  9. David Preston

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    Mike I found out this weekend not to buy paint on a weekend afternoon. The line was long but I had a few thing to get so my wife stood in line while I gathered everything else. I tend to get a little impatient when it comes to standing in line. Now I know.
     
  10. MikeWh

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    Yep... I think the long lines really adds to the frustration, and then people transfer their impatience to the staff. The staff get pi$$ed-off, and then it's a vicious cycle.
     
  11. David Preston

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    I'm still painting. After I got done with one bedroom my wife says that looks great. So now she goes and buys paint for our bedroom and our bathroom. That two week turned into a litte longer. She is taking away from my HTF time. Right now I'm taking a few minutes break from painting so I can check out HTF.
     

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