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 Post subject: What's the best paint/paint store for rentals
PostPosted: Sun Jul 20, 2008 2:52 pm 
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Hi!

What's a good, durable paint (best quality/value balance) for a rental?

Do I have to prime and then paint 2 coats, or is one coat sufficient?

Where can I get the best deal on paint? Is Sherwin Williams with the 40% ACRE discount the best deal?

Thanks in advance for any advice :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: What's the best paint/paint store for rentals
PostPosted: Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:06 pm 
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Sherwin williams has some very good paints. I always seem to use Bear at homedepot. I also have used Glidden from homedepot. If you use a paint that is to cheap it will more than likely need 2 coats or more because it will not cover very well. You dont need to use primer unless the color you are covering is very dark. You want to use primer if you are painting latex over oil base paint, and if you are going over some woodwork that has a finish on it that could bleed through the finish paint. Ive never compared paint prices before because i like using BEAR and was happy to pay whatever it cost. I always go to Giant Eagle and by the Home depot gift cards for the gas savings that it will get me. If you are painting a light color over dark you may need 2 coats but only doing it will say for sure. 2 coats of primer then one coat of paint may help and the primer is cheaper than the paint . Primer tends to be thin so i sacrifice a little extra money and paint the wall 2 times with paint and skip the primer .

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 Post subject: Re: What's the best paint/paint store for rentals
PostPosted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 8:21 am 
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Thank you!


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 Post subject: Re: What's the best paint/paint store for rentals
PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 7:43 am 
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I use Sherwin Williams pretty extensively. Nice thing with them, besides setting up a Contractor Account for discounts, is that they will keep your bases, color mixes on file. Just call 'em up, tell them quantity & color, and it'll be ready when you are.....and they can mix it up at any SW dealer, so you don't have to go to your "home" store if it's not convenient to the job site.
As to application, I have the primer tinted about 1/2 to 3/4 of the top coats color. This way, if there is a spot or two that the top coat coverage goes a little thin, I rarely have to go over it again. There's no extra charge to tint the primer.

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 Post subject: Re: What's the best paint/paint store for rentals
PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 7:04 pm 
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Thanks Jim, good idea to tint the primer.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the best paint/paint store for rentals
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Good tip Jim . I will make sure to tint the primer for now on.

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 Post subject: Re: What's the best paint/paint store for rentals
PostPosted: Tue Aug 12, 2008 11:47 am 
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Pick a relatively neutral color and stick with it for everything - all rooms, all houses - to keep things simple. A property manager that I used to work with turned me on to Navajo White (slightly off white) that I use everywhere.

I'll voice another vote of confidence in Sherwin Williams. Easy, consistant, convienient (generally speaking) and will remember you and work with you over time.

One more word about priming. Prime any area with discoloration with a sealing primer like "Kilz" to make sure the stain won't bleed through.


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 Post subject: Re: What's the best paint/paint store for rentals
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Another painting tip is to use "Killz"...excellent primer...covers very well.


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