Well, just touching base … the Cuban Orchid went on beautifully. It took two coats to get the coverage and deepness of color that we wanted, but as my sister has told me many times: “One coat coverage is a lie. Any paint label that reads “Covers In One Coat” is just false advertising …” She told me this a few years ago when I had a “panic attack” while painting my kitchen cabinets. I could not figure out why the primer was bleeding through … she said, “Do two coats and you’ll be fine.” And I was.
Now the Fuchsia Flock is a different story. It’s going to take THREE coats of that to get the coverage and color we want. I just don’t think there’s a better paint out there than Valspar and this little experience with Olympic reinforces my opinion. Right now the wall looks terrible with just one color on it, but I think it will all be okay in the end. (At least I hope so, because it’s going to take a 5 gallon bucket of Kilz to cover up that pink paint if we have to shift gears … )
I can’t put the second coat on for another two hours and rather than stay up until 2 in the morning (including wait and paint time), I am hitting the hay and starting fresh in the a.m. See you on the flip side!