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    Ugh, not too many things are worse than removing old wallpaper. I sympathize, Marley.

    We currently are still making a kitchen out of the laundry room, as we are sealing our oak kitchen floor. We're hoping by Sunday we'll be able to move back into the kitchen be able to cook again. I never thought I'd miss washing dishes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marleybone
    Has anybody used paint from Lowe's? I'm getting ready to paint my living room and I want to use something other than Walmart paint. I don't really have anything against Walmart paint, but the color selection doesn't work with the wallpaper border I'm going to use. I found great colors at Lowe's, I'm looking at the American Traditions brand which will cost about $23 a gallon. Has anybody used this?
    I just used it this week, Marleybone I painted a white wall a dark terra cotta and it covered in 2 coats. I think it would have done the job in one coat if I'd used a roller instead of a brush (it wasn't a very big wall). The color is beautiful. I may be a bit partial because my brother is in management at Lowe's. If I shop at that other home improvement store, I get a lecture

    I'm about to embark on a major painting jag in my apartment. Any recommendations on good painter's tape? I used the regular old Scotch blue painters tape this week and it didn't work all that well. The walls are textured and the tape didn't conform to the bumps very well so I had some bleeding along the edges. I used some really cool stuff a few years ago when I redid my dad's bathroom. It had plastic sheeting affixed to one edge so you didn't have to bother with a drop cloth. I couldn't find it in the stores here though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marleybone
    Has anybody used paint from Lowe's? I'm getting ready to paint my living room and I want to use something other than Walmart paint. I don't really have anything against Walmart paint, but the color selection doesn't work with the wallpaper border I'm going to use. I found great colors at Lowe's, I'm looking at the American Traditions brand which will cost about $23 a gallon. Has anybody used this?
    American Traditions is good, as is the other more expensive brand they sell (Olympic?), I have used both, and they are "colortrue", and cover well. But, I have also bought the cheap paint they have (can't remember name now), and the color never ended up being what the paintchip suggested (although the paint worked fine otherwise), so now I just buy Olympic or American Tradition.

    Critical, it seems like that handy dropcloth with painter's tape attached has disappeared. I used it a couple years ago, too, but when I went to get some this spring, there wasn't any available Maybe it was expensive compared to other dropcloths, but I thought it was worth the price because I didn't need to buy the tape separately.
    ps. This is just my opinion in the matter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roseskid
    Ugh, not too many things are worse than removing old wallpaper. I sympathize, Marley.
    I've got my Paper Tiger, and we use this stuff called DIF that works beautifully for stripping wallpaper. We just mix it up in a spray bottle and spray on the wall. We also have one of those Black & Decker steamer thingys if needed, but it's a little awkward to use. I don't know why I keep saying "we" though, since I will be the only one working on this!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tirlittan
    Critical, it seems like that handy dropcloth with painter's tape attached has disappeared. I used it a couple years ago, too, but when I went to get some this spring, there wasn't any available Maybe it was expensive compared to other dropcloths, but I thought it was worth the price because I didn't need to buy the tape separately.
    Good news, Tirlittan! I found some of that tape at WalMart today! It's not the Scotch brand that I used before. The brand is Duck and they had two different sizes - the difference was the length of the tarp. The one I got was 5 feet long, the other as shorter. It cost about $5 for 20 feet of it. While I don't know that I'd buy paint at WalMart, I certainly found the paint supplies I needed (rollers, trays, etc) without spending a fortune.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical
    While I don't know that I'd buy paint at WalMart, I certainly found the paint supplies I needed (rollers, trays, etc) without spending a fortune.
    I have used Walmart paint and it's not too bad. One of the guys who works back there told me that Walmart paint is made by Sherwin Williams.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marleybone
    Has anybody used paint from Lowe's? I'm getting ready to paint my living room and I want to use something other than Walmart paint. I don't really have anything against Walmart paint, but the color selection doesn't work with the wallpaper border I'm going to use. I found great colors at Lowe's, I'm looking at the American Traditions brand which will cost about $23 a gallon. Has anybody used this?
    Walmart will match the color swatch from Lowe's if you bring it in. I know because we did this for my daughter's room.

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    I painted my daughter's room with Walmart paint a couple of years ago and am still quite happy with it.
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    Really, the reason I wouldn't buy paint from WalMart has less to do with the quality than with the fact that my brother would never let it go if I bought from the competition! I can justify buying the rollers someplace else (particularly since I spent the last of my Lowe's gift cards!), but the paint? Never!
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    Quote Originally Posted by justCoz
    Walmart will match the color swatch from Lowe's if you bring it in. I know because we did this for my daughter's room.
    They also matched my sofa cushion a few years ago. I'm very good at colors so of course I had to throw in my two cents but the paint was exactly what I wanted. Now it's time to paint again and I plan to go across the street from them and see if Lowe's is as good to me.
    I HAVE mentioned how much I hate Walmart, haven't I?

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