During our last primer roundup of six well known primers —we discovered some primers did not quite meet our expectations. We also compared adhesion of a flat self priming paint against six primers. The flat paint outperformed all six primers for the specific test, even a past favorite oil-base primer, but not by much. [ 2 min ]
The more we learn about a products capabilities, the more we realize there is no short answer when asked about products. As you know, painting contractors can apply coatings many different ways. The above photo of a hand-brushed finish was first published on Google+ and later on paint talk with some basic discussion about how it was achieved. However, the same level of finish can be accomplished using a variety of methods.
The physical hours with a product before we review it is countless. Our testing of any product never falls short of tedious and time consuming. Testing paint and trade related product is our business. We use real-world testing and real-world benchmarking to identify real-world results with no artificial sun light, artificial rain or added preservatives.
This review was removed and no longer valid due to product formulation changes.
To think of the journey testing hundreds of product to finalize on these Best Of. Collectively, these 20 products are the core components to the systems we use.