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by Ron Joseph

January , 2008

Vista vs. Dunn Edwards

Q: Which paint is a better quality exterior paint, Vista or Dunn Edwards.   Our Home Association asked us to use Dunn Edwards but the painter I just got an estimate from says he uses Vista which is a better quality paint than Dunn Edwards.  Is this true?

A: Sorry, but I don't keep up with the quality of individual paints. In this competitive paint market, in most cases you get what you pay for. Therefore, as a rule of thumb one can say that the higher the price, the between the quality. Finally, Consumer Reports often publishes a comparison of paints made by different manufacturers. I suggest that you go to their web site and search for their latest paint report.


Ron Joseph


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