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Thread: Do you like to paint? Walls, and Stuff

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    I hate to paint but DH needs motivation so I usually start the project and have him come and see my work. Of course I am doing it the hard way so he takes over. There is a method to my madness.

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    Love to paint ... hate the amount of time it takes from "oh I'm going to paint" thought to actually opening the can to paint.

    There's cleaning out the room and wiping everything down, moving furniture, fixing anything wrong with walls. Not to mention putting things back into place.

    Also enjoy doing it when there's not an immediate deadline...like tomorrow!

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    I actually LOVE to paint (except maybe ceilings!) It's the prep work that I dread ... cleaning, caulking, spackling ...
    I love seeing what a change a new color brings to a room. I"ve used just about every brand there is and I have my favorites - but any good quality paint will always give much better results.
    Quality BRUSHES and rollers are JUST as important as the paint ... Don't use the cheap stuff :)

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    I hate to paint but I love the look after it is done.

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    This is so funny that you mentioned painting - I just finished two rooms this week-end. I ADORE the "bear" paint....and have only used that brand for years. A decorator chose a color from the upscale Ben M...collection, so Home Depot matched the color in "bear" paint exactly. Home Depot has a computer program that does the matching for them. It doesn't drip and does a terrific job in just one coat....now back to sewing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine Marie
    I abhor painting. I'd rather walk over burning coals than paint even the smallest of rooms. Wallpapering comes next but that's another topic... It nearly sends me off the deep end if I need to paint. My husband isn't much better and therefore this task falls to me. UGH! After tolerating 15 years of the same boring bedroom, I decided enough was enough! Time to make a change. My DBIL suggested a line of paint and since he is a master at painting, I decided to try his brand. Rather than name the brand, I'll give you a hint. It's the name of an animal and there are polar, panda, grizzly, and teddy ones. If you don't know by now, then you don't know your 'bears'. Well, if this isn't the best paint in the world! And, like I said, I hate painting. This paint went on like butter, I tell ya'. Smooth, good coverage, great colour (Warm Earth). This has been so great, I just had to tell you all that I am converted!Good-bye drab, hello 'Bear'.
    wootie hoo!!!! I just bought a gallon of one color and a quart of another....for the very first time, bc it was reccommended in Consumer Digest and I needed to paint!
    You have made my day, girlfriend! YIPPEEE!!! :-D :-D :-D

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    Not only do I love to paint walls, but I love Behr paints!!! It's the only brand I use.

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    I am the painter in this house too if I want it done without paint all over the place. The only place that gets paint on it is me. My hair, arms, everything I tell you. But, I do pay more for Behr because of the one coat. I had to paint the kitchen twice becaue I "saved" money and it was still needy. So no more cutting corners.
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    Years ago when we painted out house inside and out, B. Moore was rated the best in Consumer rpts and we loved it. It was great. But, we are getting ready to repaint the outside and Behr was rated best in CR. So far, we have painted one wall with it and it is great too. But, the good job with BM years ago really held up very well and it is making this repainting effort a little easier. The BM was on for over 20 yrs! I think over the years, paint formulas change, but the prices just keep going up.
    Verna in SoCA

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    I just spent Saturday on the ladder priming the underside of the overhang. (Winterizing) Even though there was good ventilation I got nauseous and headachy. First time that has happened. As for the Behr paint - it is wonderful. We tried the Lowe's brand once and cursed all the way up and down the walls. What a difference.

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    Oh thank you. Have been considering that type as I have 2 bathrooms to do. You just cinched it!!!

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    I'm going to have to try the new Behr with primer - I've used Behr in the past and had good results, except with enamel for trim. And that could have been due to the prep (hubby !)
    I really like Valspar Premium (Lowe's) I'm using it in our "renovation" and we love the results. We've done 4 rooms so far. I know people who won't use anything but Benj Moore or SW ... it really all comes down to the prep, quality brushes & your application
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    I love Behr paint too, get it at my local Home Depot. Of course there are other good brands of paint but why change when I'm so happy with Behr.

    I used to do all the wall painting, wall papering and furnitue refinishing in our house but age has caught up with me. Can handle the painting part but the moving of furniture and going up and down the ladder is what has done me in. Anyone with lots of energy can come over and paint my kitchen, living room and downstaris hall way. Only one coat of Behr's paint will do and I'll provide the free lunch. How does sausage and peppers on fresh, crispy Italian bread with a nice salad, or my special French Spring soup with a sandwich? May in Jersey

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    Behr is my favorite paint. I love how one coat does wonders. I need to finish up the projects I started. I will do that when the weather stays cool.

    If you keep an eye out on Home Depot ads, they will run sales on the Behr paint.

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    We need to paint a couple of rooms at our house & I had planned to buy the "grizzly" brand of paint , simply because you can get it with the primer already in it. I do have a question though for those who have used it. I have a fairly dark colour in my bedroom - dark raspberry. Will a lighter colour in this paint cover in 1 coat or will I still have to do the 2 coat thing? One coat I can handle, 2 overwhelms me...

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    Haven't used the one with primer so I can't tell. Ssometimes 2 coats is best when going over darker walls as I always seem to notice a spot that I missed after everything is put back into the room. May in Jersey

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    Quote Originally Posted by marmalade
    We need to paint a couple of rooms at our house & I had planned to buy the "grizzly" brand of paint , simply because you can get it with the primer already in it. I do have a question though for those who have used it. I have a fairly dark colour in my bedroom - dark raspberry. Will a lighter colour in this paint cover in 1 coat or will I still have to do the 2 coat thing? One coat I can handle, 2 overwhelms me...
    This past summer I painted over dark forest green walls and painted them a sage green.

    It took 2 coats of the Behr with primer paint. If I had used separate paint and primer, I would have had to do 1 coat of primer and 2 coats of paint...so it cut the work by 1/3.

    I will only use Behr now.

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    Personally I hate to paint. Last time I painted a room I was 18 years old and painted my Mom's kitchen. Had to paint it 3 times because the paint was soooooo very thin. Didn't know better. I swore never again. Of course this was a lifetime ago (40+ yrs)

    And so life being what it is....... my sweetie just offered to paint all of the rooms in a rental house we are moving into on the 1st. We get a huge discount on our move-in expensives, so of course it is worth it. Just wish I was out of town visiting a sick friend or had a broken leg or something, instead of here having to help :lol: BUT there is a rainbow at the end of this stormy weekend. We are going to use the HUGE master bedroom as 'our' sewing room, so I am being bribed. :-P

    Behr is our choice for paint also. Gotta be the best paint out there for the $$$. The smell isn't so strong either.

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