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    Default Where to buy quality House Paint in DR, best prices?

    Hi Everyone, I will be painting my shack in the North Coast in the near future, saw some awesome colors on the Sherwin Williams website and if anyone has experience about where in the NC to buy good quality exterior paint or in the capital santo domingo...
    What in your experience locally is the best brand with long lasting.... my shack is close to the ocean and don't want it peeling 6 months later...
    If any of you has any ideas about the gallon price, I will probably need close to 10 gallons of paint, plus trim, can I get it with primer already in it?
    Your input, advice is very welcome...

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    I have found that using semigloss versions of the various local brands provides little difference in longevity.

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    Quote Originally Posted by windeguy View Post
    I have found that using semigloss versions of the various local brands provides little difference in longevity.
    We painted the entire house, inside and out, with Tropical semi gloss, several years ago. No chipping or peeling, but it is fading on the outside. We did put a primer on first.

    I find paint here expensive for what you get.

    Our neighbor sends down 5 gallon pails of paint via mundanza, sometimes 4-5 at a time.

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    First try if you really like semigloss. The little gloss it has gives a cheap look in my opinion. I always use acrylic (interior and exterior). The two best Dominican brands are Pinturas Popular and Tropical. Which are actually both of the same house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mauricio View Post
    First try if you really like semigloss. The little gloss it has gives a cheap look in my opinion. I always use acrylic (interior and exterior). The two best Dominican brands are Pinturas Popular and Tropical. Which are actually both of the same house.
    You're right, I always felt the same way about semi-gloss, but after using Tropical flat and having it dirty and faded and ugly in no time we went with the acrylic semi-gloss this time. The color depth seems to be a bit better too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    You're right, I always felt the same way about semi-gloss, but after using Tropical flat and having it dirty and faded and ugly in no time we went with the acrylic semi-gloss this time. The color depth seems to be a bit better too.
    Been there and done exactly the same thing. Flat paint here is of very poor quality from any vendor. That is why I mentioned semi-gloss.

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    I think there is another topic about house paint somewhere.. I remember I already wrote something, but here I go again:
    After having problems with all kinds of normal house paint I finally started to use Tropical Plus Lumbercider for outside use. This paint is very good actually and it lasts very long, although the colors ALWAYS fade because of the sun. This paint has an anti fungus system incorporated in the paint, but still you should clean the walls very carefully before you start painting and be sure you removed all possible fungus from your walls ( with Clorox) .
    The darker colors you choose - the more expensive the paint, because you pay a lot for the different colors they use by mixing it into the paint. So white is the cheapest solution and I think one gallon costs around 700 pesos.
    This paint is slightly glossy, but not as much as the semi gloss. And the glossy - wet look goes away very quickly.
    I have these uneven and kind of rustic walls. I always paint with a primer first and I use a roof primer - just the cheapest one from Lanco. I paint twice with this white roof paint and then twice with Lumbercider and it lasts for several years. I am surprised myself, how I finally found a good solution. I don’t remember the exact price for the primer/roof paint, but I think I paid like 3500 pesos for a “cubeta” ..
    I always get very upset with the Dominican painters, because they use too much paint. They always insist on using the thickest paint rollers and they absorb almost a whole gallon of paint by the first dip. When they leave for the day they wash out the roller and they wash out almost a whole gallon of paint, just to start over again next day. You can wrap the roller in a plastic back instead and re use the roller next day and you safe a lot of paint.

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    In Puerto Plata you can buy Lumbercider and Lanco roof paint at Ferreteria Bordas. They do not sell Lumbercider everywhere….

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    Just renovating two units. I like Lanco paints for interior.. though the color mix was off on one that I bought from Ochoa.

    Sherwin Williams - only available I believe in Santo Domingo - so says my decoradora( hope that is a real word.. LOL).

    FYI. Rebuilt, cemented, primed and painted 64 balustrades. Painted with tropical latex last June....now starting to peel. I am as close to the ocean as one would want to be. Was told by someone this week that I should light muratic acid wash before painting - on a hot day...dry well then repaint.

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    But do u guys just paint over the old paint???????
    That is what I do but then the peeling or "bubbles" appear in the same places as before.....
    Oh well, manana......

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