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LorettaLynn

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What brand and finish of interior paint do you like?
« on: October 03, 2018, 05:16:43 PM »
For the DIY landlords who have imperfect walls, what brand and finish of interior paint do you like best to make the walls look smooth and not so banged up?  I bought a place that was not so gently lived in I guess. 

Do you guys like Kilz for primer?  I had thought primer was a rip-off in the past but now Iím not so sure.

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Re: What brand and finish of interior paint do you like?
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2018, 12:21:54 PM »
I love Benjamin Moore paints. Well worth the extra few dollars per gallon (in my humble opinion).

I've painted two homes top to bottom with Regal Select interior paint. A flat finish will hide many sins. https://www.benjaminmoore.com/en-us/interior-exterior-paints-stains/product-catalog/rswip/regal-select-interior-paint.

Kilz primer is excellent.

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Re: What brand and finish of interior paint do you like?
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2018, 01:26:05 PM »
So I used to be all about behr, but haven’t had as good of results lately.  Still using it though.  I use flat paint for the walls and semigloss if trim is painted. 

Flat for the walls because it’s a lot easier to repaint. I hate prepping a satin/eggshell every few years. 

As for primer, Kilz is good, though I like zinssner primer a bit better.  I had better luck with chipping when trying to paint less than paintable objects. Otherwise interchangeable.




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Re: What brand and finish of interior paint do you like?
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2018, 01:35:14 PM »
Absolutely FLAT finish.   Not really stuck on a brand.