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!

3 thoughts on “Painting Update

  1. lol it will be interested to see it when its done,  I thought they may have been a little dark for my liking lol.Which is stupid thing for me to say, because I love dark colours really.Maybe I was just surprised by them in one so young.x


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