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White paint may seem like the simplest choice, but there are just as many shades to choose from as with any bolder hue. In fact, there are warmer whites and cooler ones, and how the paint ends up looking in your home depends on what else is in the room and what the light is like. It’s important to pay attention to the undertones as you pick your paint, since they’ll impact the atmosphere in the space and can mean the difference between stark and cozy. The key to choosing a white paint color is actually trying it in the room. Get samples of your top few picks and paint generously sized swatches on the wall. You can see how the colors look at different times of day and under various lighting conditions. A shade that looks beautiful in natural light may look completely wrong when the lamps come on at night. Testing the color will help you pick the perfect shade and avoid any surprises after the final coat is applied.

Many designers have tried-and-true whites that they return to for project after project. For designer Madeline Stuart, it’s Benjamin Moore’s White Dove, which she used in her own Santa Barbara home. “It’s not too sterile and has virtually no yellow—just enough to take the edge off. It instantly transformed the home.” Designer Bruce Bierman has a trio of go-to paints. “The whites we use—usually Benjamin Moore’s Chantilly Lace, Donald Kaufman Color’s 51, and Pratt & Lambert’s Pro-White—balance the light in the room,” he told AD.

Feeling a little overwhelmed? Drop your fan decks and read on. We’ve narrowed your options down to ten of the most popular white paints for sale right now from the country’s top brands. If so many of your fellow decorators and remodelers love these colors, chances are you will, too.

THIS painter has high standards: “Color has to keep the brain engaged,” maintains Bruce Nicol, owner of Woods Paramount Ltd., a commercial paint company. He favors custom formulas that have been softened with pure spectral colors rather than blacks and browns. Off-whites mixed this way tease the eye: A white doctored with blue takes on a violet cast in winter’s gray light; under incandescent light, it appears more golden. “You begin to wonder what color the paint really is,” says Nicol. Deeper hues can also be softened with their complements. A bit of green stirred into red paint, for instance, makes the color less raw. Product Information: These colors are custom formulas developed by the paint companies listed below, and can be mixed by most retailers that carry their lines. Benjamin Moore & Company’s paints are available at paint and hardware stores nationwide. Pratt & Lambert paints are sold at Pratt & Lambert stores and by paint and hardware stores. Sherwin Williams Paint Company’s line is available only at its stores across the country. 1. Lime Sorbet (No. 1515) from Pratt & Lambert. 2. No. 1296 from Benjamin Moore & Company. 3. Storm (No. 1478) from Pratt & Lambert. 4. Nickel (No. 2232) from Pratt & Lambert. 5. Granitine (No. 2309) from Pratt & Lambert. 6. Violet Echo (No. 2322) from Pratt & Lambert. 7. No. 462 from Benjamin Moore & Company. 8. Edwardian Green (No. 1203) from Sherwin Williams Paint Company. 9. No. 1441 from Benjamin Moore & Company. 10. Blue Heron (No. 1225) from Sherwin Williams Paint Com pany. 11. Chaste Fern (No. 1601) from Pratt & Lambert. 12. Sylvan Whimsey (No. 1602) from Pratt & Lambert. 13. Ancestral (No. 1426) from Pratt & Lambert. 14. Pagoda Red (No. 1882) from Pratt & Lambert. 15. Whale (No. 2252) from Pratt & Lambert. 16. Iris Mist (No. 1041) from Pratt & Lambert. 17. Balsa (No. 2042) from Pratt & Lambert. 18. Angel Wings (No. 1016) from Pratt & Lambert. 19. No. 1492 from Benjamin Moore & Company. 20. No. 519 from Benjamin Moore & Company. 21. Irish Green (No. 1735) from Sherwin Williams Paint Com pany. 22. Cool White (No. 1514) from Pratt & Lambert. 23. No. 630 from Benjamin Moore & Company. 24. No. 980 from Benjamin Moore & Company. 25. No. 969 from Benjamin Moore & Company. 26. Mauve Mist (No. 2035) from Pratt & Lambert. 27. No. 1301 from Benjamin Moore & Company.

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Now that it’s spring, you’re probably planning some home improvement projects, and a can of paint is one of the cheapest ways to give your house a brand new look.

However, before you head to the store, you’ll want to see what Consumer Reports found in its latest tests of almost 60 interior paints as it might save you time and money.

Contractor Bill Bradsell said paying more for high-quality paint can actually be a money saver.

“It’s more economical because a lot of times we can do less coats,” Bradsell said.

Consumer Reports tested to see how well paints cover in one coat. Testers evaluated dozens of interior paints that cost anywhere from $8 a gallon to more than $60.

They paint over increasingly darker stripes and found big differences.

Another important test is how well paints resist stains. Testers applied a greasy mixture and let it sit overnight.

Then, a machine scrubbed the paint to see how well the grease came off. Some came clean in just a few passes. But, the cheapest paint in the tests, Color Place from Walmart, didn’t clean nearly as well as some of the best paints.

Another question was what type of interior paint to get?

“Satin paint, which is also called eggshell, is the best way to go for most walls,” Rico de Paz said.

Among satin paints, Benjamin Moore Aura Satin earned the highest score, but it costs more than $60 a gallon.

For about half the price, Behr’s Premium Plus Ultra Satin Enamel from the Home Depot did just about as well.

Both did a great job covering in one coat, as well as resisting stains.

If you prefer a flat paint, Behr Premium Plus Ultra Flat at $33 a gallon scored the highest, with Behr’s Premium Plus version rated a best buy at just $20 a gallon.

Among semi-gloss paint, there was a tie, between Benjamin Moore’s Regal Select at $50 a gallon, and Behr Premium Plus Ultra Semi-Gloss at $34 a gallon.

There’s another plus with the recommended paints as well.

They were all rated excellent to very good at self-priming, so they can go over bare wood and wallboard without a coat of primer, which will save you time and money.


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COSTA MESA, Calif.: 27 April 2017 — An impressive palette of colors and finishes has the greatest influence on satisfaction among consumers buying paint, while satisfaction among those buying outdoor stains is more influenced by the product’s durability, according to the J.D. Power 2017 Paint Satisfaction Study,SM released today.

“Colors, colors and more colors are what consumers want when it comes to interior and exterior paints,” said Greg Truex, senior director of the at-home practice at J.D. Power. “The myriad choices doesn’t confuse paint shoppers; rather, it helps them zero in on the color they think is best. Satisfaction among exterior stain customers comes after the purchase when they judge the product’s durability, which mostly encompasses longevity of finish and weather resistance.”

The study measures customer satisfaction in the $12 billion1 interior and exterior paint and stain consumer market. In the interior paint, exterior paint and exterior stain segments, satisfaction is measured across six factors (in alphabetical order): application; design guides; durability; price; product offerings; and warranty/guarantee. In the paint retailer segment, satisfaction is measured across five factors (in alphabetical order): merchandise; price; sales and promotions; staff and service; and store facility. Satisfaction is measured on a 1,000-point scale.

Following are some of the key findings of the 2017 study:

  • Retail and sales associate engagement: More than four-fifths (84%) of purchasers visited a retail store after deciding to purchase paint/stain. Of those purchasers, only 35% spoke with a sales associate at length about the products. Satisfaction is significantly higher among purchasers who spoke with a sales associate at length rather than briefly or not at all (849 vs. 817, respectively).
  • Salespeople make a difference: According to the study, the three key performance indicators (KPIs) that have the highest effect on satisfaction are (in order of importance) sales staff greets customer promptly; sales staff listens carefully to questions; and sales staff is professionally dressed. There is a significant association with likelihood to repurchase and recommend and the number of top KPIs met. When each of the top three KPIs are met, 59% of customers say they “definitely will” repurchase the brand vs. 27% when two KPIs are met and 18% when only one KPI is met.
  • Satisfaction drives loyalty: Among delighted customers (overall satisfaction scores of 901 and above), 78% say they “definitely will” repurchase the brand, compared with the study average of 44%. Additionally, 80% of delighted customers say they “definitely will” recommend the brand to others, compared with the study average of 46%.
  • Delightful experience influences recommendations: Among delighted customers, the average number of positive recommendations is 3.8, compared with the study average of 2.3.

Interior Paint Rankings

  • Sherwin-Williams (846) ranks highest in customer satisfaction among interior paint brands and performs particularly well in the application; design guides; and product offerings factors.
  • BEHR (843) ranks second, performing highest in application and durability. Benjamin Moore and Dutch Boy (840 each)rank third in a tie.

Exterior Paint Rankings

  • Valspar (848) ranks highest in customer satisfaction among exterior paint brands, performing particularly well in the design guides and product offerings factors.
  • Sherwin-Williams (846) ranks second, performing highest in application and durability. Benjamin Moore and Dutch Boy (845 each)rank third in a tie.

Exterior Stain Rankings

  • Benjamin Moore (820) ranks highest in customer satisfaction among exterior stain brands, performing particularly well in the durability and warranty/guarantee factors.
  • Sherwin-Williams (817) ranks second, performing highest in application; design guides; and product offerings. Royal (Ace) (815)ranks third, performing highest in price.

Paint Retailer Rankings

  • Ace Hardware (864) ranks highest in customer satisfaction among paint retailers and performs particularly well in the staff and service and price factors.
  • Sherwin-Williams (857) ranks second, performing highest in merchandise and store facility. Menards (846)ranks third, performing highest in price and sales and promotions.

The 2017 Paint Satisfaction Study is based on responses from 8,758 customers who purchased and applied interior paint, exterior paint and/or exterior stain in the previous 12 months. The study was fielded in February-March 2017.

For more information about the J.D. Power Paint Satisfaction Study, visit

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J.D. Power is a global leader in consumer insights, advisory services and data and analytics. These capabilities enable J.D. Power to help its clients drive customer satisfaction, growth and profitability. Established in 1968, J.D. Power is headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., and has offices serving North/South America, Asia Pacific and Europe.

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Breathe some fresh air this spring into your home color palette. Whether you’re a fan of bold, loud colors or soft and airy hues, there’s a color for everyone this spring.
Take the paint quiz at then stop in to The Paint Studio at Ace Hardware of Fort Collins and let us help you find your hue.

Bright and Energized Blues

This eye-catching blue is sure to grab attention. Add an ivory accent piece or a lively rug to enhance your space and bring the room to life.
Electrify with Work of Art by Clark and Kensington

Light and Cool Grays

A neutral gray brings simplicity and cleanliness to any bedroom. Crisp white molding and trim are the perfect accents to bring comfort and a modern look to your space.
Achieve a soft look with Cement Pots by Magnolia Home Paint

Bold and Daring Mulberry

Vibrant purple walls provide a rich backdrop to any living space. Using sleek modern furniture and black and white artwork, this mulberry color will make your living room pop.
Be daring with Jam Jar by Valspar

Calm and Tranquil Blue Green

Create the feeling of warmth and peace with a blue green hue. Match it with light wood furniture to bring a fresh look to any room.
Relax with Pop Quiz from Clark and Kensington

All these colors and more can be found at The Paint Studio at Ace or stop in Ace Hardware of Fort Collins today and we can help choose the perfect color for your home!

TIMELESS® Interior Paint + Primer

Area Preparation

Surface must be dry. Remove all loose, peeling paint, dirt, grease, and any other surface contaminants. Putty all nail holes and caulk all cracks and open seams. Sand all glossy, rough and patched surfaces. When applied to an uncoated substrate, two coats are required, with the first coat acting as the primer. Uncoated substrates, repaired surfaces or lightly stained areas may require additional coats. For severe stains, water marks, and other challenging conditions such as bare metal or chalky surfaces use the appropriate primer. WARNING! If you scrape, sand, or remove old paint, you may release lead dust or fumes. LEAD IS TOXIC. EXPOSURE TO LEAD DUST OR FUMES CAN CAUSE SERIOUS ILLNESS, SUCH AS BRAIN DAMAGE, ESPECIALLY IN CHILDREN. PREGNANT WOMEN SHOULD ALSO AVOID EXPOSURE. Wear a properly fitted NIOSH-approved respirator and prevent skin contact to control lead exposure. Clean up carefully with a HEPA vacuum and a wet mop. Before you start, find out how to protect yourself and your family by contacting the USEPA National Lead Information Hotline at 1‑800‑424‑LEAD or log on to Follow these instructions to control exposure to other hazardous substances that may be released during surface preparation.

Application Details

Stir thoroughly. When using more than one can of the same color, intermix to ensure color uniformity.

Drying Time

DRYING TIME: Dry time @ 77ºF (25ºC); 50% relative humidity. To Touch: 1 hour To Recoat: 4 hours


COVERAGE: Up to 400 sq. ft. (37.2 sq. meters) per U.S. gallon (3.78 Liters) on primed, smooth, nonporous surfaces.


CLEANUP: Clean brushes and tools with warm, soapy water

Product Warning

Please refer to the Product Label, Technical Data Sheet (TDS) or Safety Data Sheet (SDS) for safety and detailed application instructions.


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I have been sponsored by PPG Timeless to write this post, but all opinions expressed are my own.

I cannot even begin to tell you just how excited I am about today’s post! I recently teamed up with PPG Timeless to be one of the firsts to try their new one-coat coverage, paint+primer paint called PPG Timeless, before it hit the market. I was so blown away by this paint ( now available at Home Depot) that I’m excited to finally tell/show you guys how this paint is gonna be a serious game changer when it comes to our paint projects!

I don’t want to sound to paint nerdy/technical in this post but to better explain the significance of this new paint, I wanted to share a little background for those of you not familiar with PPG. Stick with me on this and I promise you’ll understand why in a moment.

PPG has been more on the professional paint/coatings side of the paint industry for 130 years. In other words, big companies hire them to develop highly durable industrial type paint for unique uses. For example, PPG creates paints for airplanes, space shuttles, submarines and more large commercial type situations. Of course, these paints have to withstand the toughest of all elements and durability. Nothing has to be more durable than the paint on the space shuttle on re-entry to the Earth, right?!

So, PPG decided to create a paint for us on the consumer side using some of the same leading PPG technology and innovation found in their commercial paints/coatings. In addition, they wanted to incorporate one-coat coverage, primer+paint all-in-one, UV protected and the most durable consumer paint on the market but still a gorgeous finish.

When PPG contacted me and told me about their new paint and asked me to try it, I figured it would be good because of PPG’s history of making the best professional paints/coatings. However, after I tried it, I realized that they went beyond what I could imagine and they created a consumer paint that simply doesn’t exist on the market. As a paint geek, I realized as I used it start-to-finish that PPG just took paint to a whole new level with the new Timeless Paint. That’s why I’m so excited for you guys to try it! It’s really a fool-proof beautiful paint!

So let me just show you!

The first project that I did to try out the new PPG Timeless was painting my front porch bench using the PPG Timeless Exterior Paint. PPG Timeless comes in both exterior and interior.

Here is the before picture of my bench.

I had planned this year to just get rid of this bench and get a new one because it was in such bad shape. It had 5-7 coats of paint flaking off from over the 15 years that I had it and it was just so beat up from our extreme Texas heat and humidity. I decided that this would be the ultimate exterior paint project to put this new paint to the test and see if I liked the paint. I was especially curious to see what the finish looked like.

Here’s a shot of my bench last Christmas and if you look closely, you can see where the paint is flaking (especially on the seat) and the grains of the wood splitting/separating. That’s what extreme humidity does to wood.

I had to sand the bench because I had so many layers of paint flaking off. I did go ahead and prime the bench but after talking with PPG, it was unnecessary with PPG Timeless because it’s truly a one-coat coverage, primer+paint all-in-one. The funny thing is that this paint is so good that PPG Timeless for exterior is only available in water-based. Say what?!

For those of you in Texas or extreme weather states, you know that we wouldn’t consider using anything but oil-based on our exteriors. So this really had my attention!

PPG Timeless has over 1,000 beautiful colors to from and I picked Silver Reflection for my bench.

So as I began to paint the bench and applying the paint, I was immediately surprised. The application of the paint is just like butter! Very smooth and easy going on and I could go over areas multiple times without getting that gummy texture on my brush and paint finish like I would normally get when I paint in 100+ degree Texas weather. Really, I should say the texture was really more like painting with a thicker baby oil. Just smooth and consistent and unlike any exterior paint I have ever used.

I was worried when I started painting that like most traditional exterior paints, I would go through a bunch of brushes because of the heat. Exterior paint normally goops up in that situation when I’m painting when it’s so hot and humid.

No goop at all! In fact, I stopped painting multiple times to go in and cool off and went back out. No new brush needed and I could go over where I previously painted and no sludge or goop that always happens with other exterior paints.

I painted that whole bench on and off (to go in and cool off) in just a couple hours with one coat! It was actually a joy painting because the paint is seriously so easy and smooth going on. I kept thinking if it’s this easy to apply on my bench, imagine how easy it would be hanging form a ladder painting a garage, front door or house trim. I was also thinking how much less paint would be needed for larger exterior projects. That also means less money!

So here’s what it looked like when I was finished!

Can you believe this paint gave me that smooth butter finish in one coat? It’s really such a smooth and even finish.

The bench looks brand new and what was really interesting to me is that the smooth matte finish (I used satin) looked just like something that would take multiple coats and wax buffed for hours to achieve!

As far as exterior durability, I found out that PPG Timeless paint uses the same automotive-grade ultraviolet (UV) and gloss retention package used by automotive manufacturers. So the paint won’t fade in sunlight or dull over time. The PPG Timeless exterior paint is so durable, it can be used on masonry (patios), stucco, brick, fiber cement and of course, siding, trim, etc..

I am especially excited that PPG Timeless has outstanding washability, scrubbability and stain resistance, which is another huge plus! Not only is this paint now the most durable paint on the market, it’s also easy to clean and scrub. Nice!

The new PPG Timeless exterior comes in flat, satin and semi-gloss and the interior comes in flat, satin, semi-gloss and eggshell.

As you’ve figured out, I’m pretty excited about PPG Timeless and have already used their interior paint in my dining room! I’ll be sharing that project with you guys next week! I can’t wait for you guys to try this paint! Trust me, just try one project with it and see the gorgeous finish and how smooth this paint goes on! You’re gonna love it! You can get it now at your local Home Depot.

Thanks for stopping by today!



CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the launch of PPG TIMELESS® paint and primer in one. This premium paint for interior and exterior use incorporates PPG’s industry-leading coatings innovation and expertise so do-it-yourselfers (DIYers) can be certain that they will have beautiful results for years to come.

PPG Timeless paint is widely available at THE HOME DEPOT® locations across the U.S. and at It is the first paint product that prominently carries the PPG name to be sold through a major home improvement center. PPG Timeless stain, also available at The Home Depot, was introduced in April.

“Trust is important in any lasting relationship, especially when you’re selecting paint to protect your biggest investment: your home,” said Sara Braun, PPG marketing director. “PPG coatings are not only trusted on airplanes, cars, consumer electronics, submarines and space shuttles in the harshest conditions, they also have been trusted by professional painters for more than 130 years. The technology and innovation that go into the paint and coatings we perfect for various industries also protect and beautify your home through PPG Timeless paint.”

She adds, “PPG products are trusted by professionals to complete jobs when their reputations are on the line. With PPG Timeless paint, DIYers can feel confident that they can get the same professional-quality results quickly and easily.”

PPG Timeless paint provides DIYers, pros and residential painters with excellent protection and premium product features. The product incorporates the same automotive-grade ultraviolet (UV) and gloss-retention technology trusted by leading automotive manufacturers.

With PPG Timeless Color-Protect Technology, consumers can enjoy one-coat coverage in 1,000 colors and the toughest, most wear-resistant finish for interior paint. Other features include:

  • Outstanding washability, scrubbability and stain resistance for the inside of the home.
  • Interior paint and primer in one that is ideal for use in kitchens, bathrooms, living rooms, family rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms and high-traffic areas like hallways.
  • Interior Color-Protect Technology that ensures the chosen color is the color that stays.
  • Exterior UV-Protect Technology that prevents the exterior from color fading and provides protection for the surface.
  • A tough exterior finish that provides exceptional resistance to chipping, flaking and cracking while resisting mold, mildew and algae.
  • A unique exterior high-build formula that helps hide minor surface imperfections.
  • An exterior paint and primer product that is ideal for use on a variety of exterior surfaces, including wood, concrete, masonry, fiber cement, stucco, brick, siding, windows, doors and trim.

For more information or to locate The Home Depot stores near you, visit

EDITOR’S NOTE: For more information, imagery and assets on PPG Timeless paint and stain, visit our online newsroom:

PPG’s architectural coatings business in the U.S. and Canada is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks, repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. Visit for more information.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.3 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit

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