Hi there! Thanks for all of your encouragement over the plans for my powder room make-over through the $100 Room Challenge. I’m equally as excited! We’re looking at the first snow of the year this weekend. Luckily, I’ll have lots to keep me occupied!
In the meantime, I wanted to share my experience with Behr Marquee paint. This is entirely my own opinion, and I’m not being compensated by Behr in any way.
You may remember back in the day when I painted my kitchen red and how excited I was about it. Well, that excitement soon faded. Red is still my favorite color, but it seemed that a little bit less, and a more strategic use of red might be a good thing. Not only that but we’d missed a few spots when we went red – like behind the refrigerator! It was time for a change, and I was looking forward to it.
I was, however, dreading painting over the red. I had visions of endless priming and painting, and long term bleed through. I did my research I saw a commercial on TV and decide to give Behr Marquee paint a try. It’s a bit pricey at about $40 a gallon, but if it could save me the trouble of priming, I’d gladly try it. So I did!
Of course, nothing is ever simple when it comes to painting around here and once again, we had another wall of painted-over-wallpaper to remove. Stay tuned for details on how we managed that quickly and painless!
Once the wallpaper was removed and the walls thoroughly washed, I taped everything off with painters tape. I’ve trim galore in my kitchen and an endless amount of angles that I had no desire to repaint right now and I’m a sloppy painter.
After that, it was pretty straight forward. We went with “Nimbus Cloud” – a white with a slight silver tint – in an eggshell finish. The paint has a nice smooth, thick consistency and goes on like a dream. The big question is, does it go on with one coat? The simple answer is almost, which I consider a pretty big win over red and some bare, unprimed walls!
I had to retouch some of the cut-in edges and the odd spot on the wall, but for the most part, it did indeed cover in a single, properly applied coat. I used just short of a quarter gallon for my entire kitchen.
Even better, we’re a month in and there has been no bleed through!
So, let’s look at all of the elements that make up a great paint:
Low odor? Check.
Easy clean up? Check.
Great coverage WITHOUT a primer? Check.
Easy to apply? Check.
Good color selection? Check
Do I love it? YES!
If you’re looking for a paint with high coverage, even red, I would highly recommend this one. It is well worth the money! I will definitely be using Behr Marquee again, and love my much lighter kitchen. Of course, now that the paint is updated, I’ve added a few more kitchen updates to my list.. it’s neverending!
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