Thursday, July 24, 2008
I just purchased $150 worth of paint, and I cannot tell you how excited I am to test this stuff out.
I don't fuck around when I paint—I take it seriously. I do a good job (if I say so myself) and I have high expectations. I am a long-time user/believer in Behr™ paint from Home Depot. Over the years I have used and tried them all—Benjamin Moore, Sherwin Williams, Lowes, etc. Behr has most consistently given me the results I want at a reasonable price, and the flexibility afforded by the store hours of Home Depot versus a pro paint shop that closes at 5 is a HUGE factor.
Our new (old) house is in good shape, and the guy we bought if from had pretty good taste, but we are going to need to re-paint every room sooner or later. That's a LOT of paint, and that means a LOT of off-gassing chemicals and such, and I'm not too big on making my kids soak that shit in.
Like everything else these days, there is a movement towards "green" paint products. I've seen print ads for Mythic™ paint and been intrigued...Then, when I went to Lowes and Home Depot over the last week or two, I noticed other paints glomming onto the environmental bandwagon. But I've done my meticulous internet over-research, and I am going all-in with Mythic.
It's more expensive, but not prohibitively so, and I had to drive 15 miles out of town to get it...but I like everything I read about it, I'm a sucker for the retro-styling and good design, and I want to reward a company striving for environmental responsibility.
First on the agenda is the girl's bedroom, then the hallway. I will follow-up with a full review.
UPDATE: Just to be clear—$150 is for a gallon of eggshell enamel for the walls, a gallon of primer, a gallon of ceiling paint, and a quart of semi-gloss for the trim. This paint is NOT $150 a can.