Altoona, Iowa
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Update by user Sep 24, 2013

Valspar Premium Paint sucked! But the paint at Sherwin Williams is fantastic!

One coat and no primer needed. We had used primer with the Valspar and regret even wasting our time picking out colors there . Most of the people working there were pushy too. Sherwin Williams is the place to go .

The paint was thicker and works so much better. We knew that we didn't have to use primer this time but just like last time we did.

Our house is really looking great. Too much time wasted with lowes.

Original review posted by user Sep 07, 2013

We bought a house and moving in should be quick, even with painting the inside. We picked out colors and bought satin paint.

Expensive paint that a Lowes said would cover the old paint, so we spent extra money for it. Even the light colors on our walls are bleeding through the slightly darker colors. So we've spent close to $400 so that we can go back and spend more to do more coats. Coats we were told wouldn't be needed except on real dark walls, if we were using lighter colors on them.

After this I'm thinking Menards or even Walmart.

Which is best if you have to do more than one coat anyway.

Monetary Loss: $600.

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Don't spend the extra money for paint with a primer in it. The paint and primer they sell at Menards or Home Depot won't work any better.

Do it right. Prime first, then paint.


Everyone these days are trying to cut corners by using the paint & primer in one. Always use a separate primer, no matter the gimmick. Most likely a second coat is always needed, so start that first coat with a quality primer.


Yeah, we did. Ends up one of the rooms is going to be at least three coats and the paint is called Valspar signature paint and primer.

$35 a can but with the primer he put on first it should have been enough. Our neighbors used the same type and it only took one coat..

no extra primer needed even on the dark walls. :x