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Newcomer to house paint outperforms big brands

In Consumer Reports’ latest tests of interior paints, a newcomer, Clark+Kensington, outperformed products from Benjamin Moore, Behr, and other big name brands. Clark+Kensington, sold only at Ace Hardware stores, earned the highest scores of 65 products evaluated for overall finish, ability to hide, and more.

“When choosing paint, don’t ­assume a leading brand you swore by last time will do just as well this time around,” said Bob Markovich, home and yard editor for Consumer Reports. “Our tests found paints can vary year to year — and a bigger name does not always equal a better product.”

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