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jreboll

Aug 16, 2016, 5:28 AM

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Well, it is time again to repaint my house. The color I have is white matte with some mildew areas. Now I would like a satin darker tone. I live about half an hour from Home Depot and I have a good selection of Mexican paint brands here in town. I have already done search of previous posts but would appreciate your opinions.



rvgringo

Aug 16, 2016, 8:49 AM

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In Chapala, we had very good results using Vinamex Satinizado from Comex. Good preparation is very important. The first coat was diluted with 10% water and the second coat was applied the next day without dilution. Most application was by roller.


jreboll

Aug 17, 2016, 4:34 AM

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Thanks for the reply. I will be comparing prices next week.


sparks


Aug 17, 2016, 8:54 AM

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I just use the store brand of a local place ...... but definitely semi-gloss

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jreboll

Aug 17, 2016, 9:05 AM

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I had heard paint was much more expensive in Mexico but looking at Home Depot Zamora web page shows prices comparable to US


rvgringo

Aug 17, 2016, 12:40 PM

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In the long run, it costs more to use cheap paint.


chinagringo


Aug 18, 2016, 8:33 AM

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But buying the cheapest paint keeps the economy going since you buy more often and employ more people repainting. WallyWorld has been a success playing off the repeat buying concept!
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Neil
Albuquerque, NM



jreboll

Aug 18, 2016, 9:36 AM

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This time I am going for looks. This matte seems to attract grime and mildew. I want something that cleans up easily


rvgringo

Aug 18, 2016, 11:16 AM

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If you have mildew or mold, you have other problems. Paint will not cure them. You might want to investigate the source of the moisture and/or lack of ventilation in those areas. If it is wicking up from below and includes salitre, you need to address those issues, the need for sealers and maybe re-plastering some treated areas before re-painting.


jreboll

Aug 18, 2016, 11:27 AM

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The mildew is at the bottom where the rain splatters when it hits the sidewalk. Maybe I should apply Fester to the bottom 2 feet of the outside walls


rvgringo

Aug 18, 2016, 11:33 AM

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That might help. Some folks tile the bottom few feet of such walls for that reason.


chinagringo


Aug 18, 2016, 7:51 PM

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In Michoacan and a couple of other States, about the first four feet of the walls are painted with a gloss enamel in a dark color. Apparently, this started back in the days when streets were dirt and mud would splash up the walls. In Michoacan, I would describe the most popular combination being a deep dark red on the lower portion and white or some other light color on the upper wall.
Regards,
Neil
Albuquerque, NM

 
 
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