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Default Looking for interior (wall) paint recommendations

Got a few rooms to paint in my house. I'm limited to what they sell at Home Depot, Lowes, or Sherwin Williams. No Benjamin Moore near me. Drywall walls, very light color on them now. I've had great luck with Sherwin Williams specialty paints, but have no experience with their wall paints. It's been a long time since I painted walls. For the past 20 or so years I've had to hire a contractor to do interior painting due to my having been either too busy, or out of town for work. Now that I have some time on my hands, I'm going to the painting myself.

Any recommendations? Is there really such a thing as "one coat" paint, or is that just a fantasy? Lol.
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SW from their stores not a big box.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
SW from their stores not a big box.
This ^

I normally wait for one of their coupons to come out. Here's one that's going on right now for 30% off -

https://www.sherwin-williams.com/hom...RoCcUsQAvD_BwE
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There really is no such thing as one coat paint if you want to match the true tone of the colour.

There is more to back rolling in attempt to get a one coat application, but most paints now a days are designed so back rolling is counter productive....forcing two or more coats.
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As long as it isn't Benjamin Moore... you're probably OK. Benjamin Moore is garbage. Shame really. They were great at one time.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
There really is no such thing as one coat paint if you want to match the true tone of the colour.

There is more to back rolling in attempt to get a one coat application, but most paints now a days are designed so back rolling is counter productive....forcing two or more coats.
I would ask the store how the particular paint should be applied not just follow someone's random comments.
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As long as it isn't Benjamin Moore... you're probably OK. Benjamin Moore is garbage. Shame really. They were great at one time.
Found this out the hard way. Always heard they were top tier. Used their paint on one of my rooms and was beyond disappointed. I used another old can (maybe 5-6 years old) that was sealed. Father bought the wrong color but I liked it. THAT covered very nicely.

Now my go-to is Behr Marquee. Never had a bad experience with it. I personally prime EVERYTHING before I paint though. Regardless of the claim "no primer needed/one coat coverage" on the can.
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Found this out the hard way. Always heard they were top tier. Used their paint on one of my rooms and was beyond disappointed. I used another old can (maybe 5-6 years old) that was sealed. Father bought the wrong color but I liked it. THAT covered very nicely.

Now my go-to is Behr Marquee. Never had a bad experience with it. I personally prime EVERYTHING before I paint though. Regardless of the claim "no primer needed/one coat coverage" on the can.
Picture putting down an entire 5 gal pail of the stuff... ceiling, no less... only to have the BM dealer (and corporate) to tell me it was my fault, but refused to tell me what specifically I did wrong.

LOL. I'd only painted about 100 ceilings to that point with the same product. LOL. Never again.
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We used SW on the advice of my brother, a professional painter by trade.
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I have always used SW 200 or 400 series, for the price you can't really beat it. Its their commercial line, you've gotta ask for it, but at sub-30 per gallon, its good stuff. i'm not spending twice that on their ''cashmere'' or whatever its called.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
SW from their stores not a big box.
This and don't get lazy the big box stores do not carry the same SW paint as the stores.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
As long as it isn't Benjamin Moore... you're probably OK. Benjamin Moore is garbage. Shame really. They were great at one time.
Behr Marquee One Coat

Agree. I have repainted my entire house....more than once. I tried Sherwin Williams (from SW store), Benjamin Moore and Behr. Hands down the Behr Marquee One Coat has been the best paint I have used. I ended up painting a bathroom 4 times with Benjamin Moore to get it to cover over a darker color, Sherwin Williams was better. If you can find the color you want in the Behr Marquee One Coat and you you only want to paint it once it worked for me.

**Disclaimer** Each paint mfg makes different grades of paint and some grades are not available in certain colors. I do not know what SW's or BM's equal to Behr Marqee One Coat is or if I used their best when I had such disastrous results. Typically when painting I ask for the best because my time is more valuable than saving a couple of bucks on paint and I HATE painting.
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I would stick with either Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint from one of their stores. I have no idea what the above complaints about BM are about but I have used over 45 gallons of their interior paint this year in about a dozen different colors and have zero complaints about any of the paint. I use their Regal Select with is now their mid-tier paint. 25 years ago it was their best paint. The Regal Select is $45-50 per gallon and BM's top paint is Aura at about $70 per gallon.

I like the BM because it doesn't drip or spatter off a roller and it flows off a brush much better than any of the big box paints I have ever tried. I always apply two coats of paint but the claim with the Aura paints is similar coverage in just one coat.
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
I would ask the store how the particular paint should be applied not just follow someone's random comments.
Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
SW from their stores not a big box.
Well then I guess your comment is as worthless as mine.
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Btw, you can take one of the free sample color cards from HD or Lowes to Sherwin Williams and have them match the color. Better paint, same color.
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I would stick with either Benjamin Moore or Sherwin Williams paint from one of their stores. I have no idea what the above complaints about BM are about but I have used over 45 gallons of their interior paint this year in about a dozen different colors and have zero complaints about any of the paint. I use their Regal Select with is now their mid-tier paint. 25 years ago it was their best paint. The Regal Select is $45-50 per gallon and BM's top paint is Aura at about $70 per gallon.

I like the BM because it doesn't drip or spatter off a roller and it flows off a brush much better than any of the big box paints I have ever tried. I always apply two coats of paint but the claim with the Aura paints is similar coverage in just one coat.
I have found if one is applying light on light with Aura one might be able to get away with one coat.....if you don't look to closely, but I have found dark on light does require two coats.
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I painted 4 rooms last winter with Sherwin-Williams Cashmere Interior Acrylic Latex. Wonderful paint.
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I used to use Duron Paint all the time, but SW bought them out. SW carried the Duron for a while if you asked for it, but I don't know if they still do.
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Definitely the 30% off coupon is a good idea. To give you perspective on SW pricing tiers, A100 exterior is $50 retail, for a builder account I buy on its < $15, quite the difference.
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Is it specific to earth tones and need approval by a HOA??
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