I painted one half of the walls and trim in that bedroom with Wal-Mart’s, and the other half with Behr…and Wal-Mart’s is scrubbed and stays stuck on, while the Behr just wanted to peel off. Many people don’t realize all the different ways to get rid of old paint. Sherwin Williams stores can be found nationwide. 6. I painted them a soft beige. to most of you who think they know about painting, But walk into any home center or paint store and you’ll see just how confusing the choices can get. Whatever I do,,, it will be water based and and low VOC because as EW says,,,,, who needs to be exposed to more than we already are.. try that next time!!! It is a smallish kitchen and there is NOT an OUTSIDE VENTED Range Hood which most folks know WILL add the GREASE complication to anyone’s experience. We set our own Everyday Low Prices as well as sale prices, but some manufacturers restrict how retailers display that pricing. I have to hire a paint professional to spray the wall with a varnish to make it loook more even with light. This being said, means that LOCAL experts are your best bet for answers. The “real” painters I know like “Benny” Moore and Porter, but I would hate to spend quite a bit more for the same DIY results. I used it about 10 years ago. I always tape everything first, then cut in with a brush about 6-10′ of wall, then go over that with a small brush (knocks down the brush marks and puts a second layer of paint on it), then roll like usual. and proven test the ultra lines of paint and the more premium paints have stain blocking, scrub resitance as well as better hide compared to standard paint. Duron is an excellent paint and is used and preffered by contractors all over the east coast. I used the Valspar primer AND Valspar High Gloss paint with built in primer to paint furniture. The Aura paint doesn’t seem to go as far, but one coat has an amazing texture. I find it tears off the walls when removing tape if a piece of furniture is placed against the wall– even months after the paint has dried. It took three coats and three gallons to cover over virtually identical color walls. it took me three coats for complete coverage. The samples are now available in Behr, Evermore, and Ralph Lauren paints. My mother tried the regular (non primer included) Behr paint when painting her dining room dark red. I received my 4 rebates in one check very promptly. My husband & I bought a fixer upper and we used Valspar paint through the whole house. That’s interesting that Behr came off the walls, even after months. Are your top rated paints in the order of preference? It has been over 2 weeks and the paint is not dry. I painted it only because I wanted a change of color. We went the best paint possible for him so that he can feel safe and cozy in there. I work at lowes, and as a paint associate, Valspar Signature is no doubt one the best paints on the market, if you are doing a deep color, you must use a tinted primer, Paint reflect light as we all no and if you have a white primer your are going to see white spots through your paint, no matter the quality of your paint, no if you use a primer that is tinted to a darker gray, aka g5 tinted primer, it does not reflect very much color off. I can’t watch a movie in the room I painted, I can’t sit in there that long, I can even smell it passing the door out in the hall. Remove tape before paint is dry. Avoid at all costs unless you like being ripped off, insulted, frustrated and working harder than you should have to. While it wasn’t what I would call “full” coverage– you could still see a little red– it was absolutely enough to knock down the red. My wife took time to wash the ceiling down and as I patched a Blistered Drywall Seam, she went to our local LOWE’S and bought a gallon of VALSPAR 2000 Series Latex, Eggshell. I’m amazed at the spectrum of comments. Sherwin Williams is not only the best paint on the market, hands down, but is not more expensive when you catch the 30-40% off sales they run fairly often. I am a long time Behr fan. Any ideas? I used Valspar Signature did not cover and looks like a big mess and next to the light you see patchy messy non coverage streaks, dullness and the different directions. My wife likes to keep up with the latest fashion, even when it comes to the colors in our home, as a typical “do it yourselfer” I would always shop Home Depot and abiously purchase Behr paints, one day my wife showed up with a few gallons of Valspar she purchased from Lowe’s, I was a little unsure of it at first but I went ahead and started painting, I have to say I was surpriced, I have used Behr, sherwin Williams and Ben moore paints as I worked as a painter thru school but never used Valspar, now I am hooked, as far as coverage it is just as good or better then other paints and at a lower cost, I also did some research on the company and found out they have been in business since 1806 and that to me says alot about a company. Hopefully, I will like it. I don’t have any scuff marks, the paint looks brand new even after all this time, none of the paint peeled off or rubbed off. I used the highest quality paint they sell — but it was very pricey. It may cost more , but beleive me it’s certainly worth it ! How long will the footprints on the moon last? We will get them to match the shade we need. Why do people get so mad when we try to not hurt the place we live in…, http://www.ewg.org/sites/bodyburden1/es.php. i have used it frequently and i have never had a problem with any of their products. I absolutely agree with you. NOT worth it at all. Dutch Boy's paint sample program offers you four times more paint than traditional 8-ounce samples with its Twist & Try quart samples. After one year this paint is falling off my walls. And that includes all my boat varnishes. I’ve learned by my experience in the home, tinting primer to a slightly lighter color was a big help going from white to a medium blue. I think the jury is still out on the newer primer-paint in one, so I think I will pass on those for now. ft. – it “felt” very thin during application and would obviously require 2 or more coats. I don’t like to paint all that much and I value my time. I’d like to use a different brand, but am already in it so I feel I’d like to finish the job with the Valspar. I am disappointed with the texture of the paint. The color has never come off. A premium-quality paint … totally agreed: valspar is the worst paint I have ever used. I have to say, I’ve always only painted with Behr paint. I’m a firm believer that priming (get it tainted if possible) and painting should be a two step process. to try on your wall. which lasts the longest? It could be the paint just can’t get a good hold of the finish. Price: $14.48 (quart), $33.98 (gallon) – similar prices to Lowe’s. What four features of bacteria that enable them to survive in a wide variety of habitats? Also, for us it’s worth the extra little bit of money to talk to friendly knowledgeable staff, something not always found at the box stores. HD or Lowes? Sometimes with furniture it is just better to spray because you can put the paint on in a finer coat that gets down in to the grain of the wood. I’m getting ready to build our first custom home and my husband is the contractor and loves the valspar paints, he use’s them on his projects. I was shocked and appalled when I visited a customer’s home for a colour consultation and the “healthy” paint they had ordered for their cancer survivor daughter’s room was “certified ” and still contained 100 gpl VOC’s. Paint a room with each. Prime with the correct color. I was rushing to complete the painting before the contractor arrived to put in molding so we were hurrying around the room and timing carefully not to coat before an hour had passed. Has anyone had this problem, or any idea how to get rid of this problem? Let’s see how they stack up! I want to paint my already white living room an Antique White. I think it makes a difference in the performance of any brand of paint. something wrong ! Now, if anyone can solve the sticky/tacky problems of Valspar Clear Protector, I would be in my glory for the simple fact that it is the only varnish that I could ever apply with a foam roller. What would you say the qualities deeply esteemed by the people of those time? Colors that just didn’t look as pretty on the wall and felt hollow with bad tints. But I’ve also used Behr and it was a thicker, richer color. All of our exterior and interior colors are very deep colors would I be best off with Ralph Lauren or Valspar????? BobT – very emphatic, but I must disagree. I think it's decent paint, and yes, it's sold at Home Depot...and so are a lot of other things. EXT. Off-gassing should be a major concern for everyone. I had to cover a room with Notre Dame navy and gold everywhere–even the windowsill, ceiling, and door–and the Behr covered it all right up. Dutch Boy Maxbond Exterior Paint + Primer with Extreme-Adhesion Technology provides beautiful protection with less effort. I’ve used Duron, Behr, Restoration Hardware, and Ralph Lauren paint. I am concerned about the proper finish choice as well, there are no children in my house and we are very clean, so washing the walls won’t be a major requirement. What a waste of money and labor! very aggravating to spend so much time to complete a big painting project and not be satisfied with the results. Should try Porter Paints, I have used their sutff on several of my projects, and the results have been fantastic. I’ve never tampered with interior decorating; this is all very new. But more than two “coats” is unacceptable, in my opinion, which is why I’m never touching Behr again. Many of the comments may no longer be applicable after this update, but we’ve preserved them to incorporate reader insights. Behr is an enamel and it forms a plastic He’s treated me right all these years. As it turns out, one Valspar is a back breaking paint and hardly worth the money, it’ll now be a total of five coats on the ceiling, not to mention the waste of money spent. In fact it is quite simple to apply paint to a surface. it is thin, gloppy, and makes a mess. Hey ROB, I painted my office with Fresh Air low voc paint and I didn’t have any issues, it looks great and has for the past three years, I didn’t get high off fumes, and now I don’t have to worry about reproductive harm to my unborn child. One more thing, I mentioned Behr and Valspar because they are purchased at a big box store and during the busy season, the associate may not have taken the time to find out about your project. Those professionals just want the job done quickly. I plan on trying Benjamin Moore for my next project. After painting most of my downstairs walls, I can honestly say that it is better to just break down and buy primer separately if you are painting over a darker color. I am very environmentally concerned, which is why we chose Valspar to begin with. Trudy, they should have a computer to look up the other paints on. We mostly sold it to hospitals and nursing homes but it never was that popular and so was discontinued in the early 2000,s. I use quality Roller Covers, etc. We decided to try valspar. It is an 8 oz can and the Behr and Evermore both cost $3.99 and the Ralph Lauren costs $5.99. Which goes on easiest? one color was worse than the other. I do want to give a shout out about the new Behr paint that has the primer in it! I depended too much on my web education and didn’t bother reading the warning that it may dull the paint. But , most paint manufactures have already cut interior and exterior VOCs to 100 or below. It has never peeled, washable and very mildew resistant. I ‘was’ thrilled. It a dark colored paint does not cover in 1 or 2 coats it is not because it’s poor quality; that’s just the way dark colors are. There are even some paints that are made for places like the bath room; that means they will withstamd constant moisture. i only upgraded the one color because the other wasn’t bubbling as much. I had already bought gallon of Behr paint&primer in a different color for the den, but based on the results in the kitchen, I’m going to have to get a gallon of Valpar primer. No matter if you roll or brush the paint, we found similar results. I bought the primer-paint mixture and painted most of the upstairs and downstairs of my house. Wal-Mart doesn't make paint, they buy it and sell it under there name, who makes it for them would be interesting to know but you can bet it's one of the major paint Mfg's, Home Depot sell Behr paint as there brand and they are paint Mfg's, to compete with the Major brands, Dutch Boy… This paint is available in 386 exclusive, designer hues or choose from over 2000 standard Behr colors. Think banks & ceos. Pretty good, but hits the wallet hard at $38 a gallon. While the color was perfect when I finished, I have been hesitant to use it ever since. My husband and I have lived in Indianapolis, IN for 43 yrs. Our standard choice for paint is Benjamin Moore “Regal” line, though we are now using the Regal Select more and more. We went with the Signature paint over their standard or the Olympic (?) Thats why pros shop there and not at Home Depot. Hi, we're Ethan, Jocie, Kim and Fred. I also painted my dining room a deep red wine color, and with the tinted primer, it took no time. When masking tape pulls off your new coat of paint, the fact is that there was never a bond established between your substrate and your finish coat. Not much of a name dropper and will not pay $45_$50 for a gallon of paint, just sounds crazy. I’ve used Sherwin Williams, Ralph Lauren, and Behr for years. That is the mythical goal of the general public, coupled with the mindset that any idiot can paint. I painted my bathroom a vibrant turquoise on new drywall 10 years ago. Probably was my fault. Reprime and then repaint them? The Valspar paint was too think to apply. DO NOT BUY Valspire paint! That does say allot. Check out consumer reports! The important thing is to follow the Aura instructions to the letter: Cut in the entire room before you start rolling. “One Coat White” is just the name of their color. Big mistake for me. I was unhappy with the color that looked better on the swatch. so, maybe you’ll have to get back with us on that in ten of 15 years. just your paint that does this, it was over $28. The thickness of paints has little to do with its coverage, durability and ability to hide. Definitely use good lighting. Recently, I helped my mom paint her new house. that is very important if you need to touch up 5 years later. Off to repaint!! If you are doing it yourself use Behr and get the results consumer reports gets year after year with their number one rated Behr paint. Stay with SW or BM or some other brand you have used successfully in the past. They are very happy to do this, because they are the people who have to explain to you what you did wrong when it doesn’t come out right. Also for those of you that are having issues with using two coats in the darker colors, I do recomend using a tinted primer. A lot of companies are jumping on the “green” bandwagon b/c it’s popular and that sells. the walls were previously painted about 10 years ago with latex the kitchen in a medium green paint and the hall going down stairs a cream color If I prime first then paint should I tint the primer? So what you end up with is a hip, trendy, feel good feeling followed by buyer’s remorse and an empty wallet. I’ve done a decent amount of painting over the years connected with Drywall Finishing, etc. Where is child flamenco dancer Michael Davis? The products are now nothing more then relabeled SW products that suffer greatly in quality. I feel like I broke even. Mildew resistant too!! Old paint can be donated, recycled, or taken to a paint disposal center. -Jocie. There is a reason painters use SW so often. I used the same color in Flat….NO problams. I’ve used Behr in the past and was very happy with. None of our test samples proved to be one-coat-wonders, but we didn’t expect any of them to completely conceal the dark red paint. never again will i use Lowes Sherman Williams. Got5 gallon of bher paint and I have a little little living room..OMG I HAVE BEEN ON IT SINCE 10 AM AND UT IS 8 PM..IT WILL NOT DRY,I DO SUCH A THIN COAT AND IT JUST WILL NOT DRY,,IM PISSED OFF SORRY THAT IS ALONG TIME TRYING TO PAINT MY HOME THAT WE HAVE TO REMODEL TOP TO BOTTOM..we got so many different paint rollers and nothing works.im calling them which I should have already done but being AGERVATED all day who would call…would not buy this,needs discontinued bad…Walmart paint dries in 10 mins..this has not? The quality is determined by the quality of the binder, resin and TO2. Over the last eight years we've documented hundreds of home improvement and DIY craft projects along with many tool and material reviews. Does Matthew Gray Gubler do a voice in the Disney movie Tangled? For the people that have new paint not staying on the walls, this should not happen with any paint, you just did not take the time to clean and prep properly. Also, even after two coats, you can see where the rollers traveled on the wall. What about long term quality. I’ve painted interiors, exteriors and artistically as a professional scenic theatre director. Absolutely– my mother helped her sister-in-law paint a door with Valspar and it left drips all over the door…not a great experience! I would also like to add that it smells like a acrylic nail salon. Hands down, Ralph Lauren paint is the absolute best! The problem? i work for lowes and i never recommend the olympic paint. 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