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Valspar Optimus (Ace) Paint

This model is no longer available or might have limited distribution.

Optimus (Ace)

This high price paint is sold at Ace retailers. It is self-priming and environmentally friendly (Low VOCs)

Description

This high price paint is sold at Ace retailers. It is self-priming and environmentally friendly (Low VOCs)

Ratings Scorecard

Test Results

Hiding

Hiding

Hiding reflects how well a paint covers dark colors mainly with one-coat.

 /  5
Staining

Staining

Staining shows how well a paint resists tough oil and water based stains.

 /  5
Scrubbing

Scrubbing

Scrubbing shows how a paint holds up to many abrasive cleanings.

 /  5
Gloss change

Gloss change

Gloss change notes the change in appearance when a paint is cleaned aggresively.

 /  5
Surface smoothness

Surface smoothness

Surface smoothness indicates an absence of roller, brush or run marks when the paint is dry.

 /  5

About

The Valspar Optimus (Ace) is part of the Paints test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Interior paints models like the Optimus (Ace) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.

Hiding Hiding reflects how well a paint covers dark colors mainly with one-coat.

Staining Staining shows how well a paint resists tough oil and water based stains.

Scrubbing Scrubbing shows how a paint holds up to many abrasive cleanings.