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My experience with a new paint..

I love to share my findings {good and bad} with paint products I try out. I was so excited to use a no VOC & non-toxic paint on the nursery I just did. I think that of all areas in your home, a nursery should take top priority when it comes to painting with an eco-friendly product!! That being said, I offered it up to client after reading wonderful reviews. Their color palette is a little more earthy toned than ASCP- but beautiful. I used Vintage White.
I personally will likely never use this paint again!! It took more than double the paint over ASCP and double the time. I honestly thought when I opened the 2nd can that I would find a rich creamy paint and the first was just off somehow. Nope not even the 3rd and 4th. And that’s how many cans it has taken for the dresser, dresser/hutch, 2 head and foot boards to crib and slats. It took 4 coats to get a good solid coverage. Longer to dry than the other and if you aren’t “completely” dry the next coat takes off the first!! I was sooo disappointed. Then the distressing stage came and it does come off a lot easier than the other paints but that can be good only if you know this first… but that was my suspicion and so I went with a 220 grit and lightly lightly sanded. It is a beautiful beautiful finish… I told my client it’s almost like childbirth. You go thru all the hard stuff and then see the end and almost forget what it took to get there. But alas… I do think for the bed slats I will use my sprayer and this paint my be perfect for spraying just not hand brushing.

So, that is my two cents on CeCe Caldwell’s chalk paint. Not sold!!

 

Comments

  1. Lori….I am so surprised in your response for CeCe Caldwell’s Paint/Products. I just finished giving a workshop in Sonoma, CA and the response in using and applying CeCe’s paint was over whelming. I have been in paint many years and affiliated with various decorative brands. CeCe’s coverage and colors are “over the top”. I did 42 cabinet doors, both sides, the facing and 18 drawer fronts…..it took less than 4 quarts of paint. Please check with your SW Distributor listed on CeCe’s website, and share your comments with her before critiquing a beautiful “GREEN” all natural product. Thank you and keep on painting.
    A.Skougard
    Western Director for CeCeCaldwell’s paint and products

  2. Thank you for posting! I’m a furniture painter as well and have been curious about this paint but haven’t tried it yet.
    http://www.reinventedvintage.blogspot.com

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