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carranneh
I used to work for glidden, and I have to say in their defence- you get what you pay for! Buy their cheapest, you get utility paint. Buy their top of the line and you get a gorgeous paint! It's every bit as nice or nicer than Benjamin Moore and behr.
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winkoo
thanks to the environmental laws paint seems to change quite often. I am not sure you can even compare because it changes so much and so fast. Best paint we ever used was the house brand Montgomery Wards sold in the early 80's. Don't know who made it for them but it wouldn't be available these days anyway. That said, we are on our 3rd house in 10 years with interior and exterior painting and have had the worst luck with Valspar and Frazee. We are in the desert of so cal. The weather has to play a role in wear and application, I imagine. Are the environmental changes national or by state? The Carb II rules ruined laminate floors here. The stuff is compliant but worthless.
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sowsew
I have painted our interior several times the last 30 years, light and dark using SW oil base. Five years ago I painted the outside and our eaves became mildew city. I have been told it is because of the high humidity. Today after 13 years I painted a room with Olympic latex enamel. I have never seen a paint spatter so much. It would start dripping before the roller would leave the pan. The only reason I did not use SW was the $60 price tag. I am dreading finishing this room and 2 more. Is there anything I can put in the paint to help. I tried BM years ago but it did not hold up well. Reading reviews on web sites it seems all paints spatter or do not hold up to scrubbing.
   

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