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Excellent Results With Non-specialty Paints

Posted by Mark J on February 17th, 2001 01:19 PM
In reply to Ralph Lauren Paint by laurie on November 23rd, 1997 03:19 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Ralph Lauren Paint Help by Handyman on 10/27/2004

I recently purchased a home for remodel; great home, but needed painting from top to bottom. I really like the Ralph Lauren colors and came onto this site to see what experience others have had. After reading through the postings, I had decided that I didn’t need the problems and thought I would find colors that ‘worked’ elsewhere. I pulled chips from no fewer than 8 different paint manufacturers and settled on Sherwin William’s in that the chips were displayed in a manner that made coordination a little easier.

After speaking with the Rep at Home Depot and 5 or 6 quarts of the Sherwin paints (the colors on the chips can look so different on the walls) I ended up using a single color of Sherwin William’s Paint in two bedrooms and 4 different colors of Ralph Lauren paints in the master bedroom, dining area, family room, hallway, and entry hall.

I used paints from the Safari Collection (Kuba (for trim), Rhino Tusk, Cameroon Green (adjusted down 75%), and Mahogany – no specialty paints. My experience was great. I used the tinted primer for the Mahogany and it covered in a single application. The adjusted Cameroon Green covered in a single application, and the other paints required two coats.

Although, I like the color of the Sherwin William’s paint selected for the bedrooms, it also required 2 coats and was more expensive than the Ralph Lauren paints. The Ralph Lauren colors are fantastic and at the end of the day provide a novice with colors that look like a designer coordinated them. I do not have the experience nor the eye to think that I would have achieved this result with another paint. From my experience, the Ralph Lauren paints I used provided great results and were a great value.

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