Have you ever done school in a cave? Probably not, but that's how it has felt to us the last year and a half doing school in a chocolate brown room. I don't know what I was thinking! It was dark, dreary, and even a little hard on the eyes. My summer list included painting this room.
My mom has done some remodeling in her master bath and I fell in love with the color she used to paint her walls, Martha Stewart's Potter's Clay. I took my sample to Home Depot to have a talk with the guys there about the best way to go about covering that chocolate. Here was the deal - IF I used the Martha Stewart, I'd have to do a primer and probably at least three coats to get it to cover. The MS is a little on the thin side. Ugh! But, good news! Bher now has a paint with primer Behr Premium Plus Ultra. The guys said it was amazing stuff.
When they first got it in, some of Home Depot paint team decided to disprove the claims that Behr had made. Their test? Paint a WHITE room a dark, rich RED. Red is tricky!!! They were able to cover the room in one coat with just a little touch up here and there. My brown? I should be able to cover it with the light gray in one coat.
That beats four or five and they even had a color almost exactly like the Martha Stewart. The paint truly is amazing!!!! I only had to do one coat! Now, let me just say, I did not skimp on the paint. No dry rolling around here. It's pudding like texture covered up the chocolate perfectly. I am left with a school room that I love and that is workable! It looks so much bigger in there too. Thank you for saving me all that time Behr and Home Depot paint team! Now I need to hang the white board and find small storage solution for underneath the desk.
P.S. Home Depot is offering a $5 Rebate on any gallon of Behr through July 5 and this is NOT even a paid advertisement!!!!!