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UPDATE: Closing out 2011

Just a brief update…

It’s been awhile since any new articles or reviews were posted. Unfortunately it may be sometime in February 2012 before new content surfaces on Jack Pauhl. We’ve put together a new format for Product Reviews —making our old Sherwin Williams Duration Home Review look rookie. What this means to you is… you will get more direct comparisons against other similar products utilizing a standardized format. You will also be able to review standardized tests across all future reviews.

Midrange Eggshell Mash-up

Two midrange paints go shell to shell

These days, if a paint doesn’t have priming abilities, anti-matter shielding, and built-in room deodorizer, it can seem downright boring. And if it happens to be top of the line, you’re going to pay out the wazoo. Fortunately, one of these two midrange paints gives you a taste of the good life without having to rob the bank.

Sprayed Finishes – Apples or Oranges?


Spraying todays acrylic paints produce a wide variety of dried finishes, some glass smooth, others more like an orange. More often I hear paint contractors talking about the nice orange peel-like finish a sprayer provides. Personally I never thought orange peel was a nice finish but some do and  some painters try to replicate orange peel finishes with a short nap roller on doors and other smooth flat surfaces.

The Technical Decision on Waterborne Alkyd

What features and capabilities to look for in today’s waterborne alkyd contenders

If you’re looking for a new durable go-to trim paint, the decision is more difficult than ever with a new generation of waterborne alkyds from Sherwin Williams, Benjamin Moore and now, BEHR. All three offering incredible performance and the widest set of features ever before seen in a waterborne, or to be half technical – an alkyd. But, inevitably, each brings its own unique strengths and weaknesses.

Promar 400 vs SherScrub Flat Which is flatter?

This ceiling was painted with Sherwin Williams SherScrub Flat and then a patch of Promar 400 was applied to see which of the two is the flattest. Both flat paints have a considerable amount of drag when painting over itself. There is not enough noticable difference to say one had more drag than the other. When rolling either flats, both absorb very quickly into itself.

Promar 400 is noticeably flatter vs SherScrub Flat