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dreamdoctor

Mariele - I live in (mid) Iowa as well - last time I painted, the clients (friends for decades) had me buy Sherwin Williams for about $75/gal - I must say it covered well - one coat on pre-primed siding and had a lot of SF in one gallon. I used Olympic solid stain on my siding - seems like the pigment content dropped significantly from the last time I bought it as the price went up - the company assured me the formula hadn't changed - I added white paint to it to get it to cover as well.

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Mariele Storm

dreamdoctor Neat! The Des Moines area, I'm guessing? :) One good thing about testing paint in Iowa... you really test those seasonal claims. Especially as my first house didn't have central heat or air.

I've never had the fortune of trying Sherwin Williams, even though it's on my bucket list. But to be honest, I'd rather spend $40 on two gallons of Glidden than $75 for one gallon of Sherwin Williams, if that's what it takes. ;) I've never tried the Olympic solid stain. I used their paint line about three-fourish years ago, and it looks like it's been discontinued since. :( Thank you for the additional information!

   
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Mariele - a little SW of Ames as it were - near the booming metropolis of Napier (all 26? beautiful people on any one given day). The next home will be maintenance-free for long after I am feeding worms and have its own source of clean swim-able water.



Hopefully the last time I stained my home is the last time I stain anything on the exterior my home.


Cheers!

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