What a great promo! Last Friday morning, while watching Good Morning America, they did a segment called Freebie Friday. On it, GMA featured a free quart give-a-way (for Saturday March 10th only) of a new paint product called Clark + Kensington Paint + Primer in One, available at Ace Hardware. Although I'm a lover of Ralph Lauren paints, it's not as readily available since being dropped at Home Depot a few years ago. Since the C+K paint would be free, I decided to give it a try - which was exactly the purpose of the promo.
Because of this promotion for Clark + Kensington paint + primer in one, I tried a NEW product and LOVE it! Saturday afternoon, I picked up my free quart, but with the intention of selecting a color to repaint the buffet (the one I painted red last fall). While we were at our local Ace Hardware (in Gilbert, AZ), I learned that they could color match Benjamin Moore colors to the Clark + Kensington line (which saves a little $$$) so I also went ahead and got a gallon of the Clark + Kensington paint + primer to paint one room downstairs.
Although the C+K can says "Low VOC", it was pretty strong... BUT the paint + primer gave EXCELLENT coverage, applied well, minimal drips and dried quick. Ace Hardware manufactures this paint in its facilities in northern Illinois. Jeff painted the walls, while I cut in at ceilings, corners, and around trim. I was concerned the existing two-toned paint would effect the application oh the C+K paint, and at first, it looked like it might not cover - but the C+K paint dried flawless (and with minimal ghosts!)
The color I chose from my Benjamin Moore color deck was called Copper Patina (#619)
The room BEFORE: I don't get the color blocked wall treatment.
it was in two finishes: The blue was almost semi-gloss, while the off-white was a flat
builder grade paint.
Jeff being silly, but also worked to test the paint...
Cause for concern, but problem solved.
Clark + Kensington Paint + Primer in one really works!
Paint past the pet test. Sephora approved :)