Paint – Prices
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Date: 5/13/00 10:10:48 AM
HOW MUCH DO YOU GUYS PAY FOR PAINT? I GET SW OIL BASE YELLOW AND WHITE FOR $13.99/GAL. IS THIS ABOUT RIGHT?
Date: 5/13/00 2:02:30 PM
$5.85 A GALLON ALL DAY LONG. sw oIL bASE
Date: 5/13/00 2:44:54 PM
What is the number of the paint? For the VOC oil (acetone based) I pay 10.95 a gallon, and I was complaining about that. The part number is TM5626 & TM5635. I don’t know how any would pay 6.00 a gallon for the same paint unless you buy 1000 gallons at a time.
Date: 5/13/00 4:46:39 PM
THIS IS TM 5494 PRO MAR ALKYD IN 5-GAL, BUT I GET SAME PRICE IN 1 OR 5 GAL
Date: 5/13/00 4:55:04 PM
Jpanz is right. You can't even buy crummy house paint for $5.85/gallon. I get rubberized yellow for 9.54/gal. and white for 9.18/gal. from Diamond-Vogel, not available everywhere, but I'm glad it is here. I've used SW and hated it. This is up about .40/gal from previous years due to OPEC and the rise in oil prices. Bastards!
Date: 5/14/00 8:36:00 AM
The price I pay for Sherwin Williams paints ranges from $9.50 a gallon to $10.50. This price range is for white or yellow, oil or water. I do have one advantage though, I am the only striping company in the area and my dealer wants to keep me happy. No I know that I can get Diamond Vogel for about $2.00 less and there is a Paint called Rich paint that is available for about $5.00 to$6.00 a gallon. The Diamond Vogel is just a good a paint, there are just other factors that stop me from using it. The Rich paint I would not use due to the results that I have seen from others in the state that use it. You may want to discuss the price you are paying with your SW manager I know that here the price of paint can go as low as $8.50 a gallon dependent on the quantity of paint I need for a Job. As I said though $10.50 is the top of my cost on a day to day base. Hope this helps Bob
Date: 5/14/00 6:57:06 PM
Like some others SW from $8.50-$10.50 depending on the paint. Their red is substantially higher for some reason so we use another brand. We have a regional mfgr. in the same price range who makes good paints and they also make a semi-gloss striping paint which looks great and wears very well for a couple of dollars more.
Date: 5/16/00 9:00:32 PM
Don mentioned that SW makes a semi-gloss striping paint. I'm a firm believer in chlorinated rubber traffic paint, but this "semi-gloss" might work better for inside parking garages because the smoother finish might resist scuffs & shed dirt better -- ANYONE TRIED THIS STUFF?
From: Robert Liles
Date: 5/16/00 9:43:07 PM
We have used Pro-Mar Alkyd in place of chlorinated rubber and it's cheaper, but I think it costs about the same in the long run because it doesn't cover as well. But it is glossier and stays cleaner in garages.
Date: 9/6/00 6:53:28 PM
S&W set fast acrylic....7 bucks a gallon white and yellow
Date: 10/28/00 11:22:34 PM
I get my water based acrylic for around $6 per gallon in 5 gallon buckets.