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Worst paint I've ever used.
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Rating: 1/51
I am painting my small bedroom and I decided to use Valspar paint. I've used it in the past and had no problem with it. I chose two colors - one for three walls and another color for an accent wall. The three walls were painted with Valspar Ultra in Seagull Beach (taupe.) The accent wall in Valspar Signature in Coffee Date (dark eggplant). I did the 3 lighter colored walls first. They are beautiful!! The Valspar Signature paint was significantly higher in price than the Valspar Ultra and I expected more of the same (maybe better) but the Signature paint was streaky with roller marks all over the wall. No matter how many coats I did, I could not avoid the streaks. I wish I had never used it and will now need to give it a faux finish. Waste of money and effort.
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ok4now on 11/17/2012:
OMG that is ugly! You think that you're buying a quality product and get horrible results. Valspar is a Lowe's product that tries to compete with Home Depot's Behr Paint. There is no comparison. I have used Behr paint/primer in my home with fantastic results. Consumer Reports rated it number one. Forget Valspar and use Behr, you will be impressed.
madconsumer on 11/17/2012:
when using very dark colors, it is not uncommon to require 4 coats to achieve the proper color.
Vinnie11 on 11/17/2012:
I give up. I am going to give it a tissue paper finish which means I have to buy yet another gallon of this crap.
Vinnie11 on 11/17/2012:
The color is so awesome madc! This is like THE color I've been looking for all my life. It looks chocolate but with sunlight it has a purple tinge - not a purple rain purple but a cool dusty purple. The sun is up, it still looks bad. I've used nearly the entire gallon on a 9 x 15 wall!
trmn8r on 11/17/2012:
How many coats did you use? It's hard to tell from the picture, but this appears to be the first one.
Vinnie11 on 11/17/2012:
That was coat #3 trmn8r and it was completely dry. The other walls with the lesser quality Valspar only required 2 coats and the 2nd coat was mostly for security. It had awesome coverage.
Vinnie11 on 11/17/2012:
A HA!! I clicked on the other Valspar review to the right of the page and I found my old name! I knew I used to have a star. How do I get that name back?
Anonymous on 11/17/2012:
Good review. My bf and I are shopping right now for paint for our new house. I will stay away from this brand.
DebtorBasher on 11/17/2012:
BlueDiamond? You can request your old nic from it still active and you just forgot your password or did you change it? Anyway, contact admin and let them know, they have restored other nics in the long as it was a nic that admin deleted for violations and I'm sure BlueDiamond wasn't one of them.
Vinnie11 on 11/18/2012:
I do not know DB. I couldn't remember what it was at all. I'm not a
Anonymous on 11/18/2012:
Great review as always Vinnie
DebtorBasher on 11/18/2012:
LOL...I didn't think you were...never seen any issues with this nic or your other one. Go ahead and contact Addy...they should be able to help you.
madconsumer on 11/18/2012:
if using very dark colors, a tinted primer is always helpful to achieve the proper depth of color.
Vinnie11 on 11/18/2012:
Problem solved. I put the last coat on, there are still a few streaks but I finagled as of them behind the headboard as possible. I bought a giant wall decal from dali decals. I have one in another area of my house. This one is a dandelion with the little wisps blowing off. I will spread those wisps all across the wall wherever there is a streak. I'm not buying any more of that crap paint.
wjk898 on 11/19/2012:
Nice color but too glossy. Go over it with flat.
Vinnie11 on 11/20/2012:
It isn't glossy wjk898. It is eggshell finish. I shined a light on it to show the roller marks. I hate flat paint. It looks cheap to me.
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Guardsman Protection Plan Does not Honor Warranty
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GRAND RAPIDS, MICHIGAN -- In 2005, I purchased a sofa and chair from a small furniture store. The salesman presented the Valspar Guardsman Protection Plan to me for an additional cost. The warranty was to protect my furniture against accidental stains, rips in fabric, etc. for 10 years. I purchased the warranty. I was given an itemized credit card receipt that showed I purchased a "Lane 2 pc recline" and "Guardman 10y + Protection Plan".

Last month, a guest tore the cushion of the sofa with keys in his pocket. As per the directions, I called the company and they mailed me the claim form. I submitted the completed claim form and the itemized receipt, which is the only receipt I was ever given, and since it was itemized I never questioned it. I also supplied Valspar with the serial numbers that were still on the label on the bottom of the sofa.

Valspar (Guardman) refuses to honor the warranty because they say my receipt does not prove that the damaged sofa is the sofa that the warranty was purchased for. They are requiring additional proof of sale including a serial number. The furniture store is no longer in business and I have no way of getting this information.

Valspar should not hold the consumer responsible for the actions of their merchants. As a consumer, there is no reasonable way for me to know what needs to be printed on this receipt. The pamphlet that I was given states "original sales receipt and protection plan number". This was supplied to them.

Valspar will look for any reason to deny claims against this warranty. I believe this to be a scam and feel victimized by this bad business practice. I have filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau and hope that Valspar fulfills their obligation.
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unhappy999 on 12/20/2010:
Unfortunately most warranty plans are a waste of money because they rarely pay any claims. I think they are all scams and people should save their money.
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Valspar Paint Is Terrible
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Terrible experience with Valspar. I bought 5 gallons of their premium exterior Duramax paint with the extra primer in it thinking I was getting a top of the line product that would save me time and effort. It took THREE coats to cover a simple peach color. When I called Valspar customer service I reached an outrageously rude representative who made matters waaay worse. I will NEVER use Valspar paint again. Not worth the $161.00 I paid for this crappy paint.

Avoid at all costs unless you like being ripped off, insulted, frustrated and working 3X as hard to get the job done. BUYER BEWARE.
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Skye on 10/30/2010:
Contact them again. Just because you had a rude representative, is no reason to give up. You should also mention how you were treated. Valspar paint comes with a lifetime warranty, for as long as you reside in your home. You are not happy with the results you received using Valspar with the primer already in it, let them know about it. Here is their contact information.
Alain on 10/31/2010:
Excellent advice, Skye.
Dave on 06/18/2011:
Alain. I did all of that and was treated as an idiot that did not know how to paint. It is obvious that the paint is being promoted was past it's potential. I have ceased buying any paint or anything else at Lowe's as a result.Terrible paint. I think there will be a class action on this one.
Chris on 07/17/2013:
with over 38 years of professional experience, I have to say both duramax and duration have to many problems with lapping and pulling off with rollers and brushes. Valspars regular exterior paint is much better for coverage and finish. It seems to be full of air also. Terrible for good brushes. Absolutely, would never recommend or buy again.
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