Okay, here is the situation... we just bought a house a month ago and
painted my daughters room green. It came out to be much darker and not
the shade we wanted. We thought it owudl grow on us but alas it
hasn't. We want to re-paint it baby blue, how can you do that without
having to use a million coats of paint over it?
Also, I've painted every room in my house at least twice since I moved in
three years ago, once when I bought it and once when my fiance moved and
decided she didn't like my color selections. One thing I've learned and
suspect you probably have with your green paint is once you decide on a
color you like go at least one or two shades lighter in the same family.
Divorced. Among other things, we negotiated kitchen design for 10 years and
got nowhere. It all revolved around my only 3 requirements: An exhaust fan
which vented directly to the outside, a dishwasher and a large double-bowl
stainless steel sink.
Yeah, I painted a room last week. I followed the previous poster's advice
and had her choose the color. When I got home the next day I started the
second coat. Half way through I get a call. She says not to do the second
coat because she wanted a different color. I talked to myself with the mute
button on for a few sceconds and then replied ok. Since then I have painted
her next choice and then went back to the original color I did one and a
half coats of. It is all somehow my fault because the first time she saw my
house over two years ago with rooms of different colors that didn't 'flow'
(I've come to hate that word) I must have made some sort of a comment that I
hate bland walls so it's my fault because she couldn't go with a basic
beige. It's also my fault that I prefer working with Sherwin Williams paint
over Benjamin Moore.
"I talked to myself with the mute button on for a few sceconds"
bad move! I once started bitching up a storm after I thought I had hung
up my cell phone. She only heard the first 1-3 words but that was
enough. Won't even tell you about the time I was walking through the
airport with my co-worker and my laptop bag hit my phone on my hip...
ever since then I have not worn a cell on my hip. I hand carry it and
hit "end" a lot.
best paint I've EVER used. EVER. Looks like crap going on, dries
wonderfully (cashmere line). I've tried MANY different brands and the
extra work/coats more than justify the cost of SW.
Jim Tiberio wrote:
It's hard to keep your mouth shut when you're laughing as I did when
my wife selected a red for our doors and trim.
I also have taken to hiding the swatches. She picked out a yellow for
a room...then saw it live and said "no way". Now we find a color we
light and buy it several shades lighter. Works everytime.
For me yellow is the worst in that line. It always
turns out being a whole lot brighter than I expected.
Yellow is a fine color, I just can't seem to choose a
shade that won't blind me.
And I recall one time I was house hunting and looked at
one house where the living room had just been repainted.
A bright lime green. I am sure when the color was
chosen they thought it was going to be a faint green
color. It was definitely one of those "repaint me" rooms.
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