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Old 05-10-2013, 08:12 AM   #1
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Benjamin Moore's Advance - Your Thoughts And Rating Of Product

So I did a lot of research on Contractor Talk and from posts years old where many people noted that the product is very thin and runs are an issue. I just finished refinishing an entire kitchen cabinet system of drawers, doors, cupboards, lazy susans / spinning jennies (whatever you call them, I prefer the technical term: "the multi-layered spinny thingies"). After full power-sanding and priming I applied several coats of Benjamin Moore's Advance. It was a royal blue. I had NO problem with runs and drips. I didn't even spray it - I applied it with a Wooster Alpha brush and a Whizz foam roller but then switched to a regular mini roller. It was as thick as any their Regal Select (not as thick as Aura). The result was a beautiful finish. I love this product. A waterborne alkyd. Advanced indeed. Here's a picture:

I know B.M. and all paint manufacturers are constantly tweaking their products' formulas. So my question is:

1) Has anyone else, who has used Advance years ago and again recently, noticed a change?
2) Anyone want to share their experience with Benjamin Moore's Advance?
3) By all means, rate the product from 1 to 5 with 5 being the best.

Thanks, I'm interested in the viewpoints of more experienced professionals.
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Old 12-26-2013, 06:55 PM   #2
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Re: Benjamin Moore's Advance - Your Thoughts And Rating Of Product

Big fan of the advanced when i used it . Did not have to extend the product at all and was getting glass like finishes


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