Glidden has a paint commercial that says 97 percent of people who used Glidden said they would use it again.
Really? Because I used Glidden once -- and would never. Granted it was the lowest priced Glidden brand in their line-up, but I can't imagine using Glidden ever again.
I'm a Behr....then Valspar person. I'd even give Dutch Boy a try before I used Glidden again. ALTHOUGH, I must admit I'd probably use Glidden's highest end brand, before I went up in price to Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore.
Also anyone know which paint companies make which designer paints? What are the paint companies that make Martha Stewart, Ralph Lauren, Laura Ashley etc.?
My experience is that both Glidden and Behr are inconsistent. I've had a few good experiences with both, but also bad experiences with both. I've never had a bad experience with Sherwin Williams, and that has been the choice for the majority of my paint jobs (oh, wait - I did have one bad experience last summer - I can't remember the details other than losing it with the poor employee...but that was the exception). I have also used Ben Moore for exterior at a painter's recommendation, and had excellent results, but haven't felt the need to pay their prices for the interior. If you wait for sales and coupons at SW, you're really much better off going with a sure thing.
We used Behr paint once: awful and it stank to high heaven.
When we lived in DC, we used Duron paint, which was the contractors' go-to paint. Excellent prices and coverage.
Here in Texas, we've used only Sherwin-Williams for interiors and exteriors. Good prices, color selection, long-lasting, low VOCs. I do agree that the paint contractor has a lot to do with how good -- or bad -- the results are.
In my area BM is the one all the painters use-only one of poor quality in my area seems to be Vista. I have used Velspar from Lowes and Behr from HD, and prefer the Velspar. also use the Laura ashley from Lowes. I think glidden was good about 20-30 years ago.
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When you put the price of paint in perspective, it is one of the least expensive things you can use to change the look of your home. Sure, Benjamin Moore is twice as much as many brands, but twice what? You're only talking $25 to $35 dollars more per can. What is your time worth, or more importantly, what is a painting contractor's time worth? This is one area I would never, ever skimp on cheapo brands.
I wouldn't use anything but Sherwin Williams or Benjamin Moore. The coverage is great and the price of two coats of expensive paint vs. three coats of cheap paint is not that different. The durability of inexpensive paint is less than desirable too. Why go to all that work and cut corners on your supplies? I also use nice quality brushes and rollers for the same reason.
I used Glidden paint once before but had a bad experience, so I gave it no second chance. I stay with Benjamin Moore and Sherwin Williams. These never seem to disappoint...great coverage and easy to use.
I have to agree, I'm a BM or SW paint gal myself. Love the coverage and also the low VOC that BM has to offer. Painting is hard work and if there is paint to make the job easier, I'm all for it even if its a bit more costly per gallon.