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Top-Rated Interior and Exterior Paints
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Tested Paint Brands

  • Ace
  • Behr
  • Benjamin-Moore
  • Cabot
  • California
  • Color Place
  • Dunn-Edwards
  • Dutch Boy
  • Expressions
  • Glidden
  • Kelly-Moore
  • Kilz
  • M.A.B.
  • Olympic
  • Pratt & Lambert
  • Sears
  • Sherwin-Williams
  • True Value
  • Valspar

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