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Jim G
Last reply on Jan 5, 2016

Which Paint is better? BEHR or Sherwin Williams?

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Jim G
Last reply on Jan 5, 2016

Having the interior of my house painted and wanted to get input for whether there is a difference in quality of paints. is BEHR paint better then Sherwin Williams paint? I care that it is durable and easy to clean. I'm sure my grandson will have us cleannig and "touching up" sporadically.

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  • Jeri
    Jeri Lebanon, PA
    on Aug 1, 2014

    I have always used SW........................had great successes and love it's durability.

  • D. Morris
    D. Morris Pittsburgh, PA
    on Oct 1, 2014

    Behr is great!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Grants Painting
    Grants Painting Indianapolis, IN
    on Dec 8, 2014

    SW is better than Behr. But so it just about every paint manufacturer. Behr spends their money on advertising not R&D or buying better ingredients. Use SW Cashmere or PPG Silkin Touch(slightly higher gloss)

  • Kristine
    Kristine Silverado, CA
    on Jul 20, 2015

    I can only swear by Behr Ultra (that's the one with the primer already mixed in). It's expensive, upwards of $40 a gallon. But I'll never use another brand again. I painted our entire chicken run in three colors of Behr Ultra. ONE COAT. No additional primer. It's been two years, several heavy storms, not a single scratch. Chicken poop can be stinky and you don't want it to get into the wood, or you'll never get the stink out. So I clean the run regularly with ordinary dish soap and water and a soft sponge, and it's held up like a charm. I've also used Behr Ultra on laminate-coated cabinets in the bathroom and it hasn't scratched off or faded from humidity.

    • B. Enne
      B. Enne Canada
      on Jul 24, 2015

      @Kristine no problem whatsoever! :) I appreciated your input! Like I responded to JIm, it is great to get real, undoctored reviews.

  • B. Enne
    B. Enne Canada
    on Jul 24, 2015

    I've had more luck with durability with SW than Behr, but I still buy Behr because it is more convenient to find. But for hallways and trim, I would stick to SW.

  • Dwight Perry
    Dwight Perry
    on Aug 18, 2015

    Ok

  • Dwight Perry
    Dwight Perry
    on Aug 18, 2015

    It really depends...i mean how much different are today's paints...if your room looks good after being painted, then you'll swear the paint you used is the best. It's sorta like vodka lovers. Blindfold them and they can't tell the difference in brands. Buy the color you like at the cheapest price and do a good job. Guarantee you'll be satisfied.

  • Lab1986
    Lab1986
    on Sep 3, 2015

    my question is does behrt take 3-4 coats to cover? the samples are dreadful quality no coverage

    • Jim G
      Jim G Suffolk, VA
      on Sep 3, 2015

      @Lab1986 interesting question! so I paid a good amount of money for a Painter's team to do the majority of my house (open layout, 22' ceilings, 4200 Sq ft and they use Sherman Williams, BUT I use Behr and Valspar in my bedrooms and I have always found most time, I do 2 coats and usually later that night, or next day do a touchup coat (as if the paint separates or soaks into the wall. *** THAT said, the rooms have held up just as well as the SW paint. and that includes two other homes I owned. Valspar and Behr have held up really well for 5-7 yrs until sale of the house without any issues.

  • Mickey B. & Boo Boo
    Mickey B. & Boo Boo
    on Nov 15, 2015

    Sherwin Williams NO DOUBT. But even better... Benjamin Moore!

  • Pamela Byers
    Pamela Byers North Tonawanda, NY
    on Jan 5, 2016

    I like Behr paint, looks very good when done and easy to apply.

    • Jim G
      Jim G Suffolk, VA
      on Jan 5, 2016

      @Pamela Byers Thank you. That has been my experience. I've personally have painted with Behr in one room and VALSPAR in another and honestly, I think they seem to be equivalent (Bedrooms, Bathrooms, Dining room and Living Room.) We had the main walls and hallways painted by a Professional as these extended up 20+ feet and wrapped stair case and rooms and they used Sherwin Williams. Cost was negligible as he used HIS discount. Much thanks! ** If I had to choose again, I would stick with Behr or Valspar also, as they have and are lasting and looking good for years.

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