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knotscott

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09-23-2016 12:24 PM

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Hi gang – It’s time to repaint the front of our house, and I thought I’d seek some input on paint and prep suggestions. The house is 40 years old with cedar siding on the front, and we live in Rochester, NY, which means we get northeast weather that’s pretty similar to Buffalo and Syracuse’s. We painted over stained cedar siding 16 years ago with Sherwin Willams “Superpaint”, and it’s held up pretty well. Some paint was starting to peel, and I’ve scraped away the lose stuff. I plan to clean the whole area and spot prime any bare surfaces. We’ll be painting light yellow over light tan, so I don’t expect coverage problems with the color change. I’m planning on two coats.

We have Lowes, HD, Sears, S/W, Benjamin Moore, Ace Hardware and some mom n pop paint places in our area. Any recommendations for good paint at a fair price? The SW Superpaint is currently $58/gal, but is going on sale next Friday, so I will consider using it again since it held up well last time. I’ll spend what I need to depending on what makes the most sense.

We test painted an area with some Behr Premium Plus Ultra at ~ $38/gal, and I honestly wasn’t overly impressed with the coverage. Two coats “might” do it, but I fear that a third coat might be needed with this paint.

I’ve heard that the paint from Ace Hardware is a pretty good deal….thoughts?

Any input is appreciated.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....


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#1 posted 09-23-2016 12:38 PM

With 16 years of coverage, sounds like the S/W stuff has been a solid performer. With that experience, I wouldn’t change if I were you.

I’ve painted our house three times in 24 years already, the last was covered by the lifetime warranty on Pittsburg Paint’s (Porter) superpaint. They supplied all the product needed to repaint the house as it faded, bubbled and peeled after about nine years; it took us a couple of months to complete the work. It’s very expensive paint, now called ””Permanizer””:http://www.ppgporterpaints.com/products/exterior-paints/permanizer-exterior-acrylic-paint and still comes with a lifetime warranty.

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#2 posted 09-23-2016 12:43 PM

I’d say go with what you had on there also… but $58 a gallon – wow!

Can’t give any real recommendations – it seems like I’m painting something every other year, either interior or exterior, so I just get what is on sale at the time ;-)

(Usually it’s some PPG paint, like Olympic – seems to hold up pretty well)

Cheers,
Brad

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#3 posted 09-23-2016 02:53 PM

SW “DURATION” has worked well for me. Used it on 2 homes.
Bill

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knotscott

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#4 posted 09-23-2016 05:06 PM

Thanks for the replies guys. Yeah, the SW paint is expensive, but at 30% off, it’s at least competitive. In two weeks, they’re offering 40%, but I really can’t wait that long in this neck of the woods….it could rain, snow or both for the next 5 months if I don’t get it done!

Will look into the PPG paints too.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#5 posted 09-23-2016 07:18 PM

Sometimes our local SW will work with me on pricing if a sale is close. They once let me charge it to my account and come in during the sale and pay for it then (about a week later.)

You might ask. The worst they can tell you is no.

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knotscott

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#6 posted 09-23-2016 09:40 PM



Sometimes our local SW will work with me on pricing if a sale is close. They once let me charge it to my account and come in during the sale and pay for it then (about a week later.)

You might ask. The worst they can tell you is no.

- Imakenicefirewood

On the phone this morning they mentioned that they could probably make a receipt adjustment if I needed to buy the paint before the sale price. They seem pretty reasonable to work with, but I guess with regular prices that high, they have to!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#7 posted 09-24-2016 12:47 AM

Ive used tons of super paint over the years great stuff. But a few years ago they reformulated it??? Don’t know yet if it still as good. If you can get the duration at a better price or the same that would be an option its good stuff. Lots of guys use the a-100 but I don’t think it holds up as well. I base my opinion on seeing houses ive painted around here in the last 20 years.

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#8 posted 09-25-2016 01:16 AM

Our house has been painted twice with Sears Weatherbeater in 40 years and still is in good shape, no peeling. I have been told SW made Sears paint until SW would not do it any more and Sears dropped paint products from their stores. Sears paint was not as expensive a SW full price. I plan on SW on sale when ever I paint the house again. Might have to get a mortgage at full price.

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knotscott

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#9 posted 09-25-2016 11:53 AM

Talked with the SW guys yesterday. They said gubmint mandated reduction of VOCs forced everyone to reformulate, so I guess everyone’s paint has changed. They seemed to think that Duration is the way to go, but they liked the Superpaint. Their new Emerald paint is less proven, so they were more comfortable suggesting the Duration. 30% off on Friday should do the trick.

The next time the house needs paint, I hope to be too old to do it!

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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#10 posted 09-25-2016 07:13 PM

Sounds GREAT & GOOD, Scott…

I too hope you will be too old to paint it Next time! LOL

... anything new with your daughter’s singing career? She is GOOD!

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knotscott

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#11 posted 09-27-2016 12:04 AM



Sounds GREAT & GOOD, Scott…

I too hope you will be too old to paint it Next time! LOL

... anything new with your daughter s singing career? She is GOOD!

- Joe Lyddon

Funny you should ask. She hasn’t performed since July, but because they liked her so much at that concert, she’s singing for the Rochester Philharmonic League’s annual luncheon tomorrow….she’s the entertainment for the entertainers so to speak. ;-) She was also selected for the All National Choir, and will be singing in Dallas for that in November. Mostly, she’s college hunting these days.

-- Happiness is like wetting your pants...everyone can see it, but only you can feel the warmth....

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 09-27-2016 03:17 AM

Very good…

Thank you!

I wish her the best… again…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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greenvalley8956

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#13 posted 11-23-2016 06:05 AM

The Babouche color is great for both exterior as well as interior.I painted the nursery that color when I hired a nanny from Toronto to look after DD after my wife fell ill for awhile.It makes the house more bright and helps retain more warmth indoors during the winter.

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Holt

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#14 posted 11-30-2016 09:17 PM

What about the ceramic based “paints”?

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#15 posted 12-01-2016 03:24 AM

I’m few hours away from you I used the sw duration to paint the outside of my house about 3 years ago. I have no complaints about it. When it dries it’s almost like a rubber coating. I got it when they had a sale and it is worth the money

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