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Glidden Paint

Updated on June 27, 2015

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This is the best paint I have ever used, it covers dark colors with one coat.
This is the best paint I have ever used, it covers dark colors with one coat. | Source

Glidden The Best

I decided to do the spring cleaning in the autumn this year. It has been 10 years since we last painted our house. I started with the back porch and painted it a light green. I was painting it over a light sand color. It took two coats and in some places three to cover the walls. The paint was called Glidden's, it looks good but I wanted something easier to paint with and get done quicker.

After painting the porch I moved on to the Kitchen I bought Gliddens and ended painting it twice to cover it completely. The kitchen came out beautiful but was just as much work as the porch. I was painting over dark yellow. Some places has 3 coats of paint. It's finished and looks good but too much work. There has to be something easier that covers. Here is where I made my big mistake.

I went to Lowes and bought a can of Valspar paint to paint the dark rose bedroom. I figure it could not hurt to try another brand. I would try the Valspar and hope it would cover a little easier. This paint cost about the same as the Glidden's paint. I open the can and knew this was a mistake. This paint had just gotten mixed less than 30 minutes ago and it was not thick like the Gliddens had been.

Update June 27, 2015 It is 7 months since the house was painted and it still looks great. The walls are nice and clean looking, and still have that fresh paint look. Great paint at a reasonable price.

Glidden's Still The Better Paint

The Valspar paint was very thin and drippy when I started to paint over the rose paint. This was going to be one big pain. This is the smallest bedroom in the house. I figured on about 1 or 2 days to do the prep work and paint the room. I got a big surprise. The paint was a nightmare for me.

Each time I went to put paint on the brush, the paint dripped all over the floor and made a mess. I called my husband because I stirred the paint and it did nothing to thicken it up.The paint did not cover the wall, I could still see the rose paint underneath the vanilla paint. I used the paint up halfway done. I had to go back to Lowe's to get more to match.

I will never buy this paint again after I finish this room. The clerk at the store told me to try the Valspar Signature interior paint and primer. It was only $5.00 more and it is mildew resistant. That is a very important piece of information if you live in Florida. They matched the color and I bought the paint.

The paint had no odor and when I went to put the paint stick in I noticed the paint was nice and thick. I wish I would have known this paint is so much better than the Ultra.This paint was actually covering the wall finally. This would be my last coat on this bedroom wall. It took 3 coats to cover the walls, and the Valspar Signature gets my vote.

I wanted to get my paint for the last bedroom, I was at Walmart so I got the Glidden High Endurance Plus 2N1 Paint and Primer Best Quality. I would recommend this paint to every one who wants fast coverage. It only took 2 days of painting to cover the walls. The room came out beautiful and it is so much bigger than the other rooms. I am very pleased with this paint. I will stick to this paint it looks good is nice and smooth and covers the best out of all the paint I have used. I actually enjoyed painting with this paint.

Here are a few Tips I learned from a painter. Take a plastic bag, like a Walmart bag and put the brush with the paint on it in the bag dirty and tighten the plastic bag with a twist tie and the brush is ready and usable the next day. This works if you are sure you are going to use it the very next day. I can do the same thing to the roller and my paint pad tool. This saves me all that cleaning. I am very grateful for this tip. I am so surprised to see how soft and easy it is to use the roller and brush the next day.


I Know What Paint To Buy

I am now getting ready to paint the last room in the house, the front room. It is a large room so I will start with about 3 gallons of paint. I am definitely going to get the Glidden's High Endurance Plus 2N1 Paint + Primer. I am sold on this paint. I will never paint anything interior without the paint and primer in one.

I know in the long run I am saving money by using this paint. I do not waist paint and only buy what I need. It will not take three coats to paint a wall and I don't have to worry what color I am painting over or how dark .

Paint The House

High Endurance Covers over the green paint in one coat. The Sky Blue color is beautiful.
High Endurance Covers over the green paint in one coat. The Sky Blue color is beautiful. | Source

The Bedroom Paint Looks Great

Glidden did a wonderful job.
Glidden did a wonderful job. | Source

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    stella vadakin 24 months ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Marlene, Glad it was helpful . I now am working on painting the outside. Thanks for reading and the comments. Stella

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    Marlene Bertrand 2 years ago from Northern California, USA

    This is a very timely article for me. In the spring, I will be painting and getting my house ready for sale. Now, I know which paint to buy. The photos really helped to back up your very helpful review.

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Poetryman6969, I'm glad you got a good job by using the Behr paint. It can be a lot of work using the wrong paint.

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    poetryman6969 2 years ago

    We had some painting done recently. A contractor used Behr. It seemed to do a good job.

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    toknowinfo 2 years ago

    I agree. I also found Glidden to be the best paint. The coverage is great and also the walls clean very easily. It stays looking new for longer. I am glad you wrote about Glidden paint. It makes me feel validated. Enjoy your newly painted rooms.

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    stella vadakin 2 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Hope you like it as much as I did. I almost have my front room done. I used the Glidden Paint and Primer and it came out beautiful in one coat.

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    RTalloni 3 years ago from the short journey

    Thanks for sharing your experience with Glidden. I'll be painting new and old walls quite a lot next year.

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    stella vadakin 3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Hi, You will not be disappointed with the Glidden Paint as log as you get the paint and primmer in one. Paint is getting expensive to make a mistake. I am now painting my woodwork in high gloss oil paint. You are welcome, Stella

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    Miha Gasper 3 years ago from Ljubljana, Slovenia, EU

    Selecting the right paint is probably the most important step in one of the most unpleasant tasks when my home is in question. It's good to learn from experience of others. Thanks!

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    stella vadakin 3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    I am glad you knew about the plastic bag trick. I am now painting in gloss oil paint so the plastic bag trick will not work. It has sure saved me a lot of work. I agree it pays to buy a good quality paint. I have never tried Benjamin Moore paint, I will check it out. I am getting closer to finishing the inside painting.

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    Peggy Woods 3 years ago from Houston, Texas

    I have done lots of painting in my time including the home where we now live. It pays to pay a bit more to get the more expensive paints because they water it down less and it lasts longer. I also discovered that plastic bag trick or even things like Saran Wrap work well. The idea is to keep the air from drying out the brushes or rollers. Benjamin Moore paints are also good.

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    stella vadakin 3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Your welcome. I found this paint to save me work, and looks great. Stella

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    stella vadakin 3 years ago from 3460NW 50 St Bell, Fl32619

    Your welcome. I found this paint to save me work, and looks great. Stella

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    jtrader 3 years ago

    I've never used Glidden. Thanks for your review.