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Most durable interior wall paint?

Posted by bj_inatlanta (My Page) on
Sun, Apr 1, 07 at 7:56

Years ago people had painters do interior wall paint jobs that lasted 30 years or more. Does anyone know what the secret was? We're building our retirement/forever home and hope not to have to endure interior repainting. Any help?

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RE: Most durable interior wall paint?

Thanks, christophern. I'll pay the price for health's sake, but I sure wish I knew the best available option these days.

RE: Most durable interior wall paint?

The most durable option out there now (with the new VOC laws in effect in most states,which takes most oils out of play) would be Ben Moore Top of the line Matte finish(imo)

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I would also look at Fine Paints of Europe.

RE: Most durable interior wall paint?

Hello Atlanta,
IMO, C2 is one of the top durability choices. They've used the best of everything to formulate this line...

* The best binders & resins available to a latex,
* The most Ti02/other pigments they could fit in each base,
* And, one of the best colorant-systems out there. This enables very complex colors to be reached with very little fade. Even "near-whites" can have 6 colorants used.
* Check out for dealer locations/info.
* Prices are typically in the $40's/gal.

Have a good one!

RE: Most durable interior wall paint?

Benjamin Moore is pretty durable and goes on so easy.

RE: Most durable interior wall paint?

Good suggestions and I'm checking them all out. I've used Benjamin Moore's Pristine EcoSpec eggshell in a bath before and it's looking great, but it's only been 2-3 years, so it's hard to tell what'll happen in time.

Unfortunately, I don't have years to decide. I'm thinking that the old truism about getting what you pay for just might be right.

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