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Forum topic by cutworm posted 09-06-2013 12:25 AM 1177 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-06-2013 12:25 AM

I live in Greenville, SC and it’s not a small town but I am having trouble finding a good source for paint. I have used GF Milk Paint a few times and like it so I head up to Woodcraft only to find that they have a smaller stock than I do…. They offered to order for me but I can do that and not be forced to get in traffic again to pick it up. I don’t care for latex but that seems to be all that’s offered around here. Are there other products? Anything you can get local and quickly?
I am refinishing a piece for my daughter and she wants it distressed so I am spraying on a couple of colors and then sanding it off….......
Thanks for your advice.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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#1 posted 09-06-2013 06:31 AM

Milk paint can be shipped directly to you.
Acrylic paints work well too, just be sure to clear coat after distressing.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 09-06-2013 11:27 AM

Steve, a good friend spotted your post and thought I could help. I work at Suburban Paint Co. in Greenville, SC, a locally owned and operated independent store since 1960. I have been there full-time for 9 years and prior to that I was a painting contractor. Our anchor paint brand is Benjamin Moore which has a few premium waterborne products that are exceptional for furniture and cabinetry. I also carry another line of self-priming furniture paint and can get milk paint in one day. There is a possibility I could have it drop shipped. Regardless, I would love it if you would give me the opportunity to help you with your painting projects as that is exactly what I spend my days doing! I also have over a decade of color consulting experience if you would like input on color. We have a small, full-time professional staff at the store ready to assist.

Esme Carter
Suburban Paint Co.
864-244-1375 (best)

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#3 posted 09-06-2013 01:22 PM

I order through Rockler online, delivered to my door. No driving, no traffic.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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#4 posted 09-07-2013 12:21 AM

Thanks for the advice.
I will be in to see you Esme.

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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Lee Barker

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#5 posted 09-07-2013 12:23 AM

I like the post from Esme; LJ at work even while we sleep!

I am a fan of Sherwin Williams in my part of the country. Well trained personnel, a pleasant place, well stocked, and not a BORG.



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Clint Searl

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#6 posted 09-07-2013 12:43 AM

Check out how I did this in “My Projects.”

-- Clint Searl....Ya can no more do what ya don't know how than ya can git back from where ya ain't been

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#7 posted 09-07-2013 02:02 AM

Nice work Clint. Looks great.

@ Lee – Does SW have any waterborne products that can be sprayed?

-- Steve - "Never Give Up"

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