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Consumer Reports: best paints

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(WMC TV) - Consumer Reports recommends these paints based on the magazine's latest tests:

* CLARK & KENSINGTON ($33/GALLON). "It topped our ratings in the satin finish -- that's durable and best for most applications -- and in the semi-gloss that's great for trim," said Consumer Reports paint-tester Rico De Paz. "It was also among the best in the flat finish that tends to hide surface imperfections better than others."

Clark & Kensington paints left a smooth finish even after 1,000 passes with an abrasive brush.

* VALSPAR SIGNATURE ($33/GALLON). All three finishes. Sold at Lowe's.

* BEHR PREMIUM PLUS ULTRA ENAMEL ($30/GALLON). Sold at Home Depot.

* GLIDDEN PREMIUM ($25/GALLON). Sold at Home Depot.

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