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Sgt Slag07 Nov 2020 5:02 p.m. PST

Menards, a DIY store in the upper mid-western States for the USA, is selling a block of 36 different colors of Testor's Craft Acrylic Paints, for $29.99 USD + tax. That works out to be $0.83 USD + tax, per bottle. Really nice variety of colors in the set. Thought I'd share, as this is the first time I've seen these paints, or anything like them, at Menards. The bottles are 2 oz. each! Apparently, Rustoleum has purchased Testor's, as their name is prominently featured on the package. Cheers!

RKE Steve07 Nov 2020 6:56 p.m. PST

What part of the store was this in?

Sgt Slag07 Nov 2020 7:14 p.m. PST

On an end cap, as I was walking towards the painting area. It was at the junction between flooring, and paint, right on the aisle.

I have not opened any yet, but Testor's paint has traditionally been decent quality. For this price, they should be equal to, or better than, traditional craft paints. Cheers!

Perris070707 Nov 2020 10:38 p.m. PST

I tried them a couple years ago, and I was not impressed. I returned the ones that I had not used. The coverage was not good even over a white primer base.

Sgt Slag08 Nov 2020 12:09 p.m. PST

Here's to hoping they are at least equal to craft paint, for quality.

They are matte, by the way. I forgot to share that, before. Cheers!

21eRegt09 Nov 2020 7:57 p.m. PST

I've never had an issue with coverage, just with keeping them viable over time. Some of the specialty colors only rarely get used and I'm always needing to thin them.

Sgt Slag09 Nov 2020 8:56 p.m. PST

Used them, tonight, to apply some paint to some Grenadier plastic Dwarf figures, which have been in my paint queue for 25+ years. They seemed to behave very much like typical craft paints: same thickness, same coverage, same consistency -- same bottle type, too. Hoping they seal as well as the Folk Art and Ceramcoat bottles do.

I will say that using a jigsaw to mix them works superbly. I will always be using my jigsaw at my painting bench to mix my paints. Cheers!

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