In article <dh82l8pumtjt5e0dvtt68fh4v3qhnj9dq8_at_4ax.com>, krw_at_attt.bizz
On Mon, 25 Mar 2013 07:37:53 -0700, Joerg <invalid_at_invalid.invalid
On Sunday, March 24, 2013 8:21:00 PM UTC-4, Joerg wrote:
On Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:48:30 PM UTC-4, Joerg wrote:
On Sunday, March 24, 2013 6:20:03 PM UTC-4, Joerg wrote:
Sherwin-Williams always works as advertized and it's
priced slightly less than Benjamin Moore. They always
sell it for less than the list price, will probably let
that $55/gal Duration go for $35. I've seen the Behr
self-priming in action and am less than impressed with
it, you will end up using twice as much and it still
looks bad. Actually wouldn't trust any claims of
self-priming and prime it anyway whichever paint you use,
depends on your standards.I'm pretty sure S-W is the
product of choice of the big contractors, they have every
imaginable application of paint covered.
We won't need to prime since there is already paint on the
house. It's not peeling or anything, just sun-bleached. Our
paint store doesn't give discounts but that's ok, I am
more concerned that it's good stuff so it lasts maybe a bit
longer than the 14 years the Kelly Moore lasted. Meantime,
the paints my wife found rated as good: Pittsburgh Manor
Hall Timeless Pittsburgh Sunproof Latex Exterior Benjamin
Moor Aura Waterborne Exterior But maybe S-W is the way to
go and some web links corroborate what you said:
The only thing I don't like is that it's a self-prime
thick paint. We don't need to prime. -- Regards, Joerg
The Pittsburgh products look good, but I never see them come
up in reviews.
I haven't either. Meantime I've scoped out S-W Duration a bit
and there seem to be some issues with it, mostly because of its
thickness and quick drying time:
normally use a roller but this paint doesn't seem to like that
technique. Our siding has these typical vertical recesses that
must be painted by brush and then the other person rolls the
surfaces. Afraid that S-W Duration might be clumping a lot when
the roller meets the brush-painted areas. -- Regards, Joerg
I don't trust that review. I've used their interior Superpaint
which had the same complaints, it's not that thick and it's easy
to apply, but it does set up fast, so you don't want to go over
anything that's been in place for more than a few minutes, you
need to let it completely dry first. Your siding just means you
cut-in all the recessed grooves on the first day and hit the
flats on the second.
It's not the only review like that I saw. But for the Pittsburgh
Sunproof I can't find any such detailed reviews.
Doing the recesses one day and the rest the next day is fine, as
the Duration exterior paint can be rolled.
LOL- those people are exaggerating about it being like mayonnaise.
Well, most are folks who professionally paint since decades. They must
know a thing or two.
Latex paint (all I suspect) is, by design, a non-Newtonian fluid. It's
intended to be "heavy" so it doesn't run off the wall onto the floor
(and off the brush onto your shoe). When you apply pressure from the
brush or roller the molecules "shear" causing it to go on smoothly.
The better the paint the more non-Newtonian.
One vote for Benjamin Moore. Duration, if you can afford it.
first. Rough up or remove old paint. Use a primer if you're not sure.