Best Paint Ever

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    Aug 27, 2008 6:15 AM GMT
    As mentioned before, I have been tediously torching all the old paint off my 80yr old house.

    NEVER wanting to do this for at least another 10yrs, I requested the best primer and paint. Benjamin Moore's, "AURA", went on smooth as butter. The cost was high at $75/gallon but actually went through half the amt. I expected; because of the supierior quality.
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    Aug 27, 2008 6:22 AM GMT
    Thanks for the eval.
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    Aug 27, 2008 11:12 AM GMT
    I used to sell paint at a paint store and Benjamin Moore paints were always the best. You get what you pay for. Even the interior paints alot of customers said it covered in just one coat.
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    Aug 27, 2008 8:13 PM GMT
    I need a new eye glass perscription cuz I thought this thread stated:
    Best PAIN Ever...

    and I thought, is there such a thing?

    But I can say, in retrospect... I find painting a pain! icon_wink.gif
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    Aug 27, 2008 8:19 PM GMT
    BodyWork4 saidI need a new eye glass perscription cuz I thought this thread stated:
    Best PAIN Ever...


    I saw pain the first time through too. And then I though...interesting topic!
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    Aug 27, 2008 9:20 PM GMT
    Haha! You could start a froum on the best pain ever and see what comes up!icon_idea.gif
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    Aug 27, 2008 9:25 PM GMT
    Go to know , going to paint the house in October. Is it good for stucco? We have an old english tudor style house.
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    Aug 27, 2008 9:28 PM GMT
    26 miler and to the room If the paint is as old as the house. the heating will vaporized the lead in the paint. Effects are minimal for an adult, but can be pronounced to any children in the area. If you have old paint like that get a Pro to take it off.
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    Aug 28, 2008 4:35 AM GMT
    joeindallas said26 miler and to the room If the paint is as old as the house. the heating will vaporized the lead in the paint. Effects are minimal for an adult, but can be pronounced to any children in the area. If you have old paint like that get a Pro to take it off.


    Totally agree. The 80yr old paint was already gone. This was 15yr old paint I was torching off.
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    Aug 28, 2008 3:24 PM GMT
    As an architect I use quite a few different brands of paint in my projects - and I have always found Benjamin Moore to be one of the best. I even use it for my own home.

    The other item to look for in paint is the VOC (volatile organic compounds) content. Paints with either low or no VOC's are the best - less off gassing and are better for the environment - although they are more expensive. This makes a huge difference when you are painting inside - which is what I'm going to be doing this weekend.... icon_rolleyes.gif

    Benjamin Moore #978 Raccoon Hollow
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    Aug 28, 2008 8:29 PM GMT
    With all the "painty" people here, what's the scoop on ceramic particle house paint? Last time I looked, it was difficult to buy without also buying someone else painting your house but it was guaranteed for life.
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    Aug 28, 2008 9:06 PM GMT
    John might last a lifetime , butwhat hapens if you change your mind. what are the effects of weather sun rain snow oxidation. COstly and costly to change
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    Aug 28, 2008 9:26 PM GMT
    joeindallas saidJohn might last a lifetime , butwhat hapens if you change your mind. what are the effects of weather sun rain snow oxidation. COstly and costly to change


    I doesn't know. That's why I'm askin'. It seemed attractive because only my window sills are wood and I hate painting.

    What I meant to say is I despise painting, like really despise it, in a mean, hateful sort of way.
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    Aug 28, 2008 9:45 PM GMT
    JustJohn saidWith all the "painty" people here, what's the scoop on ceramic particle house paint? Last time I looked, it was difficult to buy without also buying someone else painting your house but it was guaranteed for life.


    I'm not that familiar with it and have never specified it - but when I asked a painter they said that is very expensive and clogs the sprayers - so it is difficult to apply. I would stay away from it - and would recommend that you hire a professional painter. It would probably be less expensive than the specialty paint in the long run.