Rumors are flying in some paint forums that a lot of paint is made by the same company. This gives a whole new definition to the term “subsidiary”.
Okay, we’ve really always known this deep down inside of ourselves. But somehow it always seems to surprise us for some reason only a psychologists could understand.
So here’s what they’re(the experts) are saying. One poster stated he used to work for a well known paint manufacturer. At the seminars he attended, that manufacturer came right out and said they made a lot of the paints out there, but sold them under different labels.
They were able to protect their good name and collect on the wholesale level.
Hence that rumor that some WalMart paints may actually be [tag-tec]Sherwin Williams[/tag-tec] in disguise may possibly be true. Or at least they used to be.
So what’s my point?
Simple. You can’t go by labels. They’re confusing and kind of misleading.
You can’t really go by price either. Some of the expensive [tag-self]paints[/tag-self] don’t perform like they’re supposed to. And sometimes a cheaper paint may actually get the job done okay, under certain circumstances, especially if you have to paint a rental often anyway between tenants.
For more info, check out June, 2006 issue of [tag-ice]Consumer Reports [/tag-ice] where they compared paints. Also, get into the forums where paint professionals gather. Lurk and listen. You’ll uncover a lot of hidden secrets about the industry.