What brand does your brother like. Most painters are fiercely loyal to whatever brand they've used. I priced the dark reds, I like, from a body shop guy, I know. He mixes his own and uses Axalta. I thought, OK, that's the new, Dupont, and I've always been a Dupont guy. That is until he told me, $700- $900, a gallon. So, I don't know, Carquest, sells Sherwin-Williams. NAPA, sells Martin Senour, and I have also used that, in the past. They are both under $200/Gal. (I think, Sherwin Williams, owns, Martin Senour.) Steve.