Reply To: Do paint brands make a difference?

I have been painting for quite few years now and while I think all the major brands are excellent I find that each brand has one or two colours which stand out above the others.   So, you need to mix and match a bit to get the best combination.  I am certainly not loyal to any one brand but I have found that Winsor and Newton and Daniel Smith meet all my needs.  I am sure that I could have said the same about any couple of brands though.  Any distinctiveness you obseerve when painting swatches tends to get lost among the mixing and blending that occurs when you actually get to do a paintings I think.