09:15AM | 11/13/04
Member Since: 11/12/04
1 lifetime posts
I picked up a brochure on RL suede paint, and on their featured rooms, the paint looks so much lighter than the paint chip. My question for those of you who have used this paint, is that your experience that your wall looks lighter than the chip? Also, has anyone used any other painting techniques with this paint other than what RL recommends and what was your result? Thanks!



10:05AM | 11/18/04
Member Since: 11/17/04
6 lifetime posts
We used the RL suede paint last year and the end color was very much what we expected from the chip. Paint often doesn't look right in the can, but dries fairly true to color.

It was a lot of work to put on, but the second coat went fast. Don't be afraid to brush very quickly and haphazardly on the second coat. It comes out great. However, do be sure to apply your second coat strokes very near ceiling and wall edges or you will notice you didn't when it dries.

One thing to note: This paint will look drastically light or dark if you have direct light on it. Near a window, it is more washed out (we have a brown color) and any wall texture will jump out at you in detail.

I like this paint best at night, in ambient lighting. It looks fantastic. We made the mistake of leaving a rustic wall texture on the wall and then using the suede. I would suggest a flat wall with few imperfections instead. At night, however, the texture isn't noticeable.
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