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Best, most affordable no VOC paint and primer?

Posted by steph0509 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 24, 14 at 7:26

We built our house last year, and I have despised my color choice for our kitchen/living/entry area since Day 1 (SW Camelback). It's way too dark for our house, so I'm wanting to repaint to a very light neutral "greige". Since we're living in the house and have a 2 year old, I prefer one that is NO VOC and no or very low odor.

What are your thoughts on Behr Premium Plus? I know I've read that the paint/primer in one is a big gimmick. But it has such good reviews! I'm prepared to do a coat of primer and two coats of paint, I'm not trying to skip a step, I just want it done right, for a reasonable price, and without having to smell paint for weeks.

Recommend your best (and most affordable) no VOC paint and primer!


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RE: Best, most affordable no VOC paint and primer?

What are your thoughts on Behr Premium Plus?

You REALLY don't want to know

Ben Moore, Fresh Start primer and Natura for the finish


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RE: Best, most affordable no VOC paint and primer?

Consider ACE's newer Clark+Kensington line.

We go thru LOTS of it, & I've NEVER heard a complaint about odor. Last Oct., we got re-fitted with the new 0-Voc colorants. Retails are from $28.99 to $35.99.

Faron


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RE: Best, most affordable no VOC paint and primer?

I'm using Valspar Professional Flat because ... it was there, it was on sale, and I didn't feel like paying 2x for the consumer brand

Good coverage - one coat of color (pale yellow) over either the old white paint or the new primer is giving me even coverage.

However, I have a tendency to put on thicker layers with a roller than many painters, so you may have to make do two coats. These walls are either fresh plaster or really old cheap paint.

ODOR: not much. It lasted a couple of days, with me opening up the house at night.


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