Remember the paint palette we chose for the bedroom? The white was up and I was ready to tackle the feature wall in blue.
Philippe spied Blueberry in the deck and liked the brightness of it so that's what we went with. See, I do let him make some decorating decisions.
In my excitement at the paint store I only ordered a litre. My Carol-logic told me that if I can normally get away with a gallon for a whole bedroom then a litre should work for one wall. The one thing I didn't consider was the intensity of the colour and that dark colours need more coverage. Continue to read to discover the exciting conclusion to the mystery!
My husband's thoughts on my role in life.
Here's the finished product or at least a peek. I've got a bit of styling to do in this room before you see more.
Here's what BM has to say about Aura paint on their website.
- Extreme hide, never more than two coats in any colour
- Provides a mildew resistant coating
- Colour Lock Technology, no colour rub-off
- Stains wash off easily
- Excellent touch up
- Self priming
- Easy application
- Long lasting
- Easy cleanup
Here are my thoughts on the few things that can be considered after only 24 hours on the wall.
Extreme hide, never more than two coats in any colour
True. The colour was so rich and dark and even so I only needed one coat and then a light second coat.
True, I think. These walls had already been primed and painted white so it's hard to say if an unprimed wall could be covered as well. The fact that I didn't need a tinted primer to get the colour so quickly is impressive though.
True. The paint went on like butter. It was really a dream to work with. No splatter whatsoever.
Not so much. It did seem to come off the tray quite well but I felt like I was washing paint out of the brush for a very long time. I threw the roller away but have to assume it would have been a massively long process there as well. Maybe the superior adhesion is a detriment in washing up.
Verdict - I would definitely use this product again and I would absolutely recommend it. Way to go Bennie!