After countless hours of hard work and a considerable amount of money spent, we have decided to repaint half of our apartment. Unfortunaletly, the paint that we chose has been such a nightmare that when we realized we were ultimately going to have to paint our kitchen again, we felt it would be a good idea to take it a step further and redo the entire living area. Just the thought of having to do this large project all over is unbelieavly daunting, but it really will be best in the end.
When we were first shopping around for paint, we chose to go with Benjamin Moore's self priming paint in a flat finish. I swear to God, all you have to do is look at this paint for it to majorly scuff. Considering we live with a toddler, our walls are already looking like shit despite the fact that it hasn't even been six months since they were painted. And the nail on the coffin would be that our countless retouches don't blend evenly into the original coat, resulting in odd patchy pieces all over our walls. Just lovely.
I am fully aware that the mistake we made was choosing a flat paint. I knew deep down in my heart that although flat paint has such a clean look to it, the only people who actually reap the benefits are people who never EVER touch their walls. Then there's Joe, who's convinced that this is all Benjamin Moore's fault, and if he even hears the name Benjamin Moore, he starts to get crazy eye. It's not pretty, guys.
So, we're starting from scratch....new paint, new colors, new finish, new brand. And that's where you come in. I need to hear all about your successful paint stories. Which brands have kickass paint colors to match their kickass quality? I'm not saying BMoore is at all bad quality, but I am saying that we've had a not so great experience and as a result, Joe is flat out refusing to give them another try. Also, too much sheen in a paint can give me a serious headache, but since flat is no longer an option, we're going with eggshell this time around. Do you think this could still work in a kitchen, or would you recommend an even higher gloss? I very seriously don't want our kitchen to look like my OB's office, but I also detest scuffs and dirty walls. It's a conundrum, really.
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