11:31AM | 04/14/05
Member Since: 04/13/05
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I have seen the many postings on the difficulty of applying suede paint, but no one said much about how it held up.

I am planning on trying this technique in our family room. There is only one wall that is high traffic. Is this paint a good choice for that wall, should I not use the suede paint on that wall and just use a regular semigloss paint?


05:11PM | 04/15/05
Member Since: 03/26/05
33 lifetime posts
Go ahead and use the Ralph Suede paint, just make sure you keep the left-over paint for touch ups. This paint doesn't wash well, but it touches up well if damaged. Make SURE you use the same paint from your original application, and make sure you use the same type of brush for your touch-ups.

This paint has a bad rep only because so few people can find anyone to tell them how to apply it properly!



11:03AM | 08/31/05
Member Since: 11/17/04
6 lifetime posts
We put this paint on a master bedroom wall, as well as on the top of a wainscoat in the master bath, 2-3 years ago. It has done very well so far, but ours is a decidedly low-traffic application.

I even painted the outlet covers in bedroom and bath to match and they have shown no wear at all. My kids use the light switches often and are not careful!

We did use this finish on a rustic textured wall, and don't like the daytime look (when you can see the texture) nearly as well as the nighttime look. At night it is awesome.

Overall, we have been very pleased. In fact, I wish I had painted all the master walls with this, instead of just one.
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