NAVigator wrote:This post made me curious. I found this primer about paint primer informative; Painting: How to Choose and Use Primers
6miths wrote:Home Depot's Behr brand comes in either type and is consistently very highly rated in testing by Consumer Reports.
Full Disclosure: I just bought 3 gallons today as it turns out.
Actually after checking the CR site I found that Clark + Kensington Satin Enamel (Ace Hardware) was the highest rated paint and was competitively priced. The Behr Premium Plus Ultra was also a CR choice but the Glidden Premium Satin also sold at Home Depot was rated as the 'Best Buy'.
6miths wrote:I've used Kilz on the interior side of exterior cladding that was badly mildewed. It seemed to seal quite well and I left it open for about 6 months to cure and see how it would do before I replaced the insulation and closed it back in. I had cleaned it up very aggressively and fixed the problems outside before I painted it with the Kilz. Stairs are quite a challenge I find and I would definitely be getting some advice from the pros before going at them.
lindisfarne wrote:You should do some reading at http://www.diychatroom.com/
& then ask the question over there, if you haven't gotten an answer. A lot of professionals contribute to that board.
Many professionals disagree with CR's evaluation of Behr paints, and some will argue that there are problems with consistency in quality.
pennstater2005 wrote:NAVigator wrote:This post made me curious. I found this primer about paint primer informative; Painting: How to Choose and Use Primers
Grt2bOutdoors wrote:I've used Behr's with primer and primer plus Behr's paint. I would go with the latter, primer plus Behr's - have had much better results using the two step process. The paint plus primer didn't seem to have the same consistency of the two step process. Still, found the Behr's to be of very good quality, Benjamin Moore is good paint, but very pricey.
Behr's is made by Valspar of Minnesota.
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