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Hello all - So we are thinking of painting the inside of the house. Which paint will:

be the best quality?

easiest to apply?

least amount of actual work?

Longest lasting?

In South Florida if that makes a difference.
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Benjamin Moore is the only paint I use - interior or exterior.
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Best paint? Sherwin Williams hands down. Benj. Moore a close second. Behr is a good bang for the buck. All will be easy to apply but a good prep job is key to longevity and a good finish.
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Old 06-09-2015, 07:16 PM
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Sherwin Williams Promar 200 Low VOC. Great bang for the buck.
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Originally Posted by dannyroche View Post
Benjamin Moore is the only paint I use - interior or exterior.
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Paint ain't what it used to be, but I always use Benjamin Moore semi-gloss inside. Get a good brush, good rollers, and drop cloths. Painting is supposed to be fun- don't screw it up!
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Originally Posted by dannyroche View Post
Benjamin Moore is the only paint I use - interior or exterior.
Good stuff right there.

If you want to step it up a notch Martin Senour.
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google J.D. Powers for paint ratings
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Originally Posted by magua View Post
google J.D. Powers for paint ratings
2015 Interior Paint Ratings

Award RecipientBEHR

"All Ratings are based on the opinions of consumers who have actually used or owned the product"



Consumers are clueless, thus their rating is worthless. I've used Behr, pros call it Gummy Behr. IMHO
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Ben Moore goes on nice and coats well but you do pay for it.
Sherwin Williams- IMO doesn't coat as well as Ben Moore but it's nice paint

Big Box stores go with Behr (HD) over Valspar (Lowes). I find Valspar to not cover well or lay-off very nicely.


IMO- Eggshell on walls, semi on trim.
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Sherwin Williams Promar 200 Low VOC. Great bang for the buck.
This. I think Benjamin Moore is by far a better paint but you will pay out the nose to use it. Find a friend that owns a painting company and ask the if you can use their account to buy the paint. You will be shocked how cheap they get it. I like Benjamin Moores trim paint enough to pay up and use it but go with pro mar 200 for wall paints.
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Originally Posted by Polapea View Post
Ben Moore goes on nice and coats well but you do pay for it.
Sherwin Williams- IMO doesn't coat as well as Ben Moore but it's nice paint

Big Box stores go with Behr (HD) over Valspar (Lowes). I find Valspar to not cover well or lay-off very nicely.


IMO- Eggshell on walls, semi on trim.
Also agree with this totally except I do flat on walls except bathrooms and kitchens. If there is a high traffic hallway I might use egg shell or satin there. The flatter the paint the more forgiving it is to your drywall imperfections.
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Sherwin Williams, but I've never used Benjamin Moore.

Had a problem with Behr peeling. I'd never buy Behr again.
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sherwin williams pro mar 200 is all you need to know
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Thank you all!
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The SW Pro-Mar 200 is ok, use it on your ceilings.

Use the SW Cashmere line for your walls, it covers really well and touches up relativley easy.

For your trim use SW ProClassic Oil Based paint. Oil will be a little harder to paint than Latex, but just cut it with a little thinner. It will look 100 times better than a latex trim paint and will last twice as long. Also, find a contractor buddy that will let you use his account name and then ask the girls or guys at the counter if they have any additional coupons. That Cashmere line was selling for about $15/$20 less than list price just a month ago.
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SW Promar 200 works great and has for years

Interior sheet rock walls no big deal and don't worry about "washable" paint as some of the big box stores try and sell you .
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Don't get that crap with "primer and paint in one". Benny Moore, Porter/PPG, Sherwin Williams.

It's not necessarily the product, it's the professional ADVICE you get at the professional stores.
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No need to say anymore, you guys covered it;
1. BM
2. SW
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