Looking for Who Makes Ralph Lauren Paints?
This is a Remodeling Guy kind of bouquet!
Have you ever used Ralph Lauren Paints? If not, you might want to give them a try. I’ve been really impressed, consistently , for years! So much so that I’m finally willing to come out of the closet and proclaim publicly that I love Ralph Lauren…paints.
Color Is King
With color names like Kayak Yellow, Aegean Blue, Jamaican Green, and Mesa Sunrise , it’s easy to imagine how the conversion started. But truth be told, my now total surrender comes after years of hard struggle. I wasn’t won over easily.
It did start with color. My wife can take credit for starting this transformation and she did it because of color! Ralph Lauren colors are awesome! They have some colors you can’t even get in other paints. She never bought it when I said “they can make that color in MY brand!”
Turns out she was right! No matter how many times I’ve tried, the only way I’ve found of getting those colors true to the color chips is to buy Ralph Lauren Paints and not try and have it made in another brand.
Paint Quality Matters!
I was raised in construction and readers of my Newsletter know that I spent many a day being trained in the how-to’s and how-NOT -to’s of professional painting. Just like any childhood scar, I’ve had to deal with it in adulthood.
I’ve been known to be a paint snob. Benjamin Moore was preferred, other brands would suffice, but good paint made a difference. Coming from this perspective I had a very hard time buying any paint that had the same name on it as my Dad’s tie. Paint and ties are different.
This was a deeply engrained belief and it never would have changed if not for the ultimate test. Using the bottom of an old and almost empty can of Ralph’s finest, Kim painted one of my signature Adirondack Chairs in Aegean Blue. No primer, one coat.
That was over a year ago. Since then, that chair has been in the direct weather and hot Florida sun, 24/7. It still looks fabulous today! No loss of sheen, no fade in the color. The only damage at all is regular wear and tear. That’s good paint .
We’ve since painted all kinds of things with Ralph Lauren Paint and it performs well in every area. I’m impressed with:
Coverage (both in how well it covers and how much it covers)
Ease of application (it lays out smooth and easily)
Color consistency (good matching with paint bought later)
Color is true to the sample
We Used It Outside
I searched the internet today looking for somewhere that says it’s okay to use this outside. Couldn’t find it. All I can tell you is that we’ve used it on numerous outdoor projects and it’s holding up extremely well in a harsh paint environment.
It has a higher content of “solids” than many paints and that makes it durable. I don’t know about UV inhibitors, but the colors we’ve used outdoors have stayed true.
If you want to read a discussion about it over at the iVillage GradenWeb Forum, here is the link.
I’m not getting paid to say this. I wish I was…if you’re from the company that makes Ralph Lauren Paint (which also makes Glidden, and Devoe Paints), then please contact me and I’ll be happy to accept your contribution. But the point is that I was so pleased with this product that I wanted to give it a public thumbs-up!
So, do you have any experience with this paint? Did you like it? I’d love to see a discussion on it right here in the comments!
Happy Cinco De Mayo!
Arrggh – Ralph Lauren Paints is no longer at Home Depot, so now people are wondering Who Makes Ralph Lauren Paints?