Help! Ben Moore "regal" paint is not covering my walls!
I chose to paint my entire house Benjamin Moore's Simply White in flat finish - (Darryl Carter style!). My painter chose Ben Moore Regal paint grade and is now on the THIRD coat of paint and it's just not covering the walls. He is painting over a combination of previously painted walls and primed dry-wall. Note in the photo the blotchiness of the paint and the demarcation between corner brushwork and roller application. Has anyone ever experienced this before on coat 3?!?
My contractor suggested changing to "aura" grade in matte (as it's not available in flat finish) to try and cover the walls. Here are my two concerns: 1. It's a HUGE upcharge! 2. I'm concerned that the Simply White in "aura" grade "matte" will look different both in color and finish than the Simply White in "regal" "flat" finish and I'll be back at square one again.
After 6 months of renovating my little fixer-upper, I would have thought that the painting at the end would have been the easy part! But we've hit a roadblock. And yes, these are professional painters (so they tell me).