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(Columbia) Aug. 3, 2004 - Specialty painter Kim Bahr uses blue tape to make sure the subtle stripes she's created in a hallway are perfectly straight. Ceilings pose another challenge, "You're usually painting white on top of white. That makes it hard to tell if you've missed any spots."
Consumer Reports' Charlie Spatola has been testing paint for 20 years and has the lab coat to prove it. He was intrigued by a new ceiling paint from Glidden called EZ Track. It claims you'll "never miss a spot again."
Spatola also tested Ace Simply Magic, which is similar. Both paints are tinted. The Glidden goes on pink. Ace Simply Magic is a very pale shade of blue. They let you see exactly where you've painted.
Both paints promise to turn white after they dry, and Charlie found they do. He says with the Glidden EZ Track, "The finish is very smooth, very even and very nice finish."
As for the Ace Simply Magic, "This also has a very smooth and even finish," though he says it's a little more of a hassle to use. You have to mix in the blue dye, which, once added only remains active for a few days.
Glidden EZ Track comes with the dye already mixed in, and the dye lasts so you can store any leftover paint to use later.
All in all Spatola says the new paints can make painting ceilings a whole lot easier. Both paints cost $18 a gallon. That's a little more than most ordinary ceiling paints.
WIS Troubleshooter Judi Gatson tried the paint out at News 10 anchor Craig Melvin's house. He was less than impressed, "It's unnecessary." Despite Craig's evaluation, Consumer Reports says they're worth it. The paint we used came from ICI Paints on Arrowwood Rd. They sell it for about $14 a gallon plus tax.