- Aug 10, 2008
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Almost 4 years in and we have painted just about every room in this house. The PO's left literally dozens of half empty paint cans in the basement and using them we've been able to color match where we wanted to and pick different colors where we preferred. PO's used exclusively Smallmart brand paint, the cheapest you can get. We went with Sherwin Williams' middle grade paint (right now it's about $10/gallon more than the Smallmart stuff). As I am deep cleaning and washing walls where WE painted, I can't tell you the difference in washability and wear. The stuff they used, the minute you put a damp rag to it it just streaks. The Sherwin Williams stuff is like a different world...a gentle wipe with a damp cloth and it looks like new. I'm so glad we learned this lesson in our first house.