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Duplicolor has changed

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    February 2016
Duplicolor has changed
Posted by smitherreen on Thursday, May 23, 2019 1:13 PM

Have you noticed since Sherwin Williams bought Duplicolor, the quality has gone a bit south. I use all of the standard blacks/whites and primers and some other colors. Recently I was using their semi-gloss black on a large project and ran out. So I went to my automotive store and purchase another can noticing part # change. Asking the clerk at check out, he explained the SW buyout with them sending the old original product back. So he said it should be the same right? Not even close in color or how it lays down in my mind and eyes. Not sure about the reds, blues, and their other colors. All the sudden, I am no longer the eager beaver to buy these paints. Tom

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    February 2016
Posted by Plowboy on Friday, May 24, 2019 2:00 AM

Valspar did the same thing with Plasti Kote. I used to use Plasti Kote exclusively for primer. They recently brought back the Plasti Kote name with "by Valspar" on the label. I tried it like a fool and it's the same junk primer. You literally can't spray a body with one coat before dried clumps clog the spray nozzle. It still takes a week or longer to cure. It's useless. 

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    November 2013
Posted by Daddy_O on Sunday, May 26, 2019 8:37 AM

To add insult to injury, the price just jumped to over $10!

I bought their primer and paint dribbled down from the nozzle and ran down the can.

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  • From: I'm feelin' Califonia, but I'm lookin' Minnesota
Posted by crazyhorse on Wednesday, June 5, 2019 8:12 PM

The company I work for supplies Sherwin-Williams with latexes for interior paints. Don't know if you heard S-W also bought Valspar.

" I love it, I need it, I seed it, 8 cylinders all mine, alright, hold tight I'm a highwaystar"


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