Post # 1
We used Behr to paint our bedroom and bathroom in this apartment, and I’m not digging it. It was very… latex-y. As in, it peels sometimes. We want something a little nicer for our next place, especially since we’re only allowed to paint one room. We’ve heard good things about Benjamin Moore. Thoughts? Experiences? What brand do you prefer?
Post # 3
I really like Sherwin Williams. We used that in some of our rooms and I thought it was great…good quality and the coverage is nice.
Post # 4
We used Olympic on our house because the service at Home Depot was horrible. It took them an hour to mix a can of paint so a ton of people left their paint there because it took too long.
Post # 5
I won’t lie, when it comes to paint I’m cheap. I always just buy the Lowe’s brand, especially if it’s on sale. I know its way better to get low VOC paint, but whatever. I’ll just end up changing it in 6 months anyways.
Post # 6
@lilyfaith – Does that mean you’ve found a new place?! 🙂
Post # 7
@OttawaBride2011 – Yeah! We’re so excited. It’s dog-friendly unlike our place now, hence the excitement about finally being able to adopt a dog. I posted about the new place here.
Post # 8
- Wedding: January 2010 - Trinity Presbyterian Church/Harrison Opera House
We found the same thing with Behr. We’ve been using Valspar for our past few products. I was considering Olympic since I think that what the guys over at Young House Love use.
Post # 9
Valspar. They have low odor, it covers nicely, and they have a huge selection in colors. I always end up at Valspar because I like colors of other brands, but Valspar is just enough that i go “THIS is it”. It goes on easily, too.
Post # 10
We use Valspar too. I’ve liked everything we’ve gotten from them and haven’t had any problems.
Post # 11
I really like Sherwin-Williams or Benjamin Moore, they’re both good paints. That being said, I also really like Behr, it gives good coverage and goes on nicely.
Post # 12
@lamb – I’m glad we’re not the only ones.
Sounds like the general consensus is Valspar right now! We’ll have to check them out.
You can still get other brands’ colors, right? That’s what we did with Behr.
Post # 13
Our whole house is done in Benjamin Moore (indoors and out!) which the previous owner chose, but we have been extremely happy with it and have been told by a number of contractors out for various things that it is considered very long-lasting, quality paint. The coverage is also very good (she happily left us the cans so we’ve repainted spots in a couple rooms as we’ve done work on electrical, etc.) The only other ones we’ve tried were some green no-VOC paint brands (Yolo and American something) which didn’t work out, but that was more about being early in the no-VOC adoption process than the brands, I think. I’ve heard the Benjamin Moore Aura paint line (low-VOC) is much better, but it wasn’t available yet the last time we needed paint.
With any brand you should be able to take a swatch in to get a match, too.
Post # 14
Another happy Valspar user here! I had actually wanted to buy “green” paint but then my wallet reminded me exactly how NOT fat it was. So I was very pleasantly surprised at how low-VOC it is.
Actually, this is really funny timing. We just painted the laundry room last night and since we were near Home Depot we just went there and got Glidden Paint + Primer or something like that. We don’t love it. We’re actually going to go back and getting Valspar for the second coat!
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2018 - St. Charles Borromeo Church/Jefferson-Orleans North
I love Valspar! We painted our whole house (exterior and interior) with it and have been really happy!
Post # 16
I like Ralph Lauren paints – they are really thick, so they cover really well, and the colours are really rich.