BM Aura v. EcoSpec v. Natura...thoughts?
We are about to paint a nursery and trying to figure out which is the best paint to use. Preference is Benjamin Moore since we love their paints and store is in the neighborhood, though I'd consider a strong rec for another brand that can colormatch BM colors well.
For our last several projects, we've used Aura and loved working with it. However, Aura is only low-VOC and Ecospec and Natura are no-VOC---not a difference that usually matters much to me, but in this particular case (brand-new baby occupant and pregnant mama painting!) we are leaning to the lowest VOC level possible. At the same time, I obviously don't want to be re-doing this paint job in a few years' time, and it's not a huge room so we won't be spending hours in there painting.
We're painting a slightly darker color over a neutral shade of BM SuperSpec latex in eggshell that was just done professionally (i.e., with a very good prep job) a few years ago and is in excellent shape (has many more years left in it; just a color change), so one big plus to the Aura is that I don't see the need for a primer in this case. With Ecospec and Natura, I think we'd need to use a primer anyway---is this right? Are there other differences we should be weighing as far as ease of painting, durability, etc.? I'd love to hear any personal experiences working with Ecospec and Natura, too. I know there's a price difference, but we're only looking at one can's worth of wall so it's not a dealbreaker.
Thanks for any thoughts!