(Closed) What Paint Brands Do You Prefer?

posted 8 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@lilyfaith – Does that mean you’ve found a new place?! 🙂

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • 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
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

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
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

We use Valspar too.  I’ve liked everything we’ve gotten from them and haven’t had any problems.

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

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 # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

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
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

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
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Blushing bee
  • 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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

I like Ralph Lauren paints – they are really thick, so they cover really well, and the colours are really rich.

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