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BM sample paint not covering well

Posted by nosoccermom (My Page) on
Mon, Jul 11, 11 at 22:55

I just got a few BM 2 oz paint samples and found that the paint (cream color) really does not cover my white walls very well. I also remember that I wasn't terribly impressed with BM paint a couple of years ago and had a BM color matched in SW Duration --- which covered very well and has held up very well; it's also scrubbable without changing the color. More recently I used BM Aura and it seemed fine, but I haven't scrubbed it yet.
What kind of paint is the BM sample? Will I have the same problems with coverage with BM Aura in the cream color? Should I switch to SW?


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RE: BM sample paint not covering well

I've used the BM sample paints to test out colors, and as I remember, the paints say something about not using them to do actual projects. My understanding was that it isn't the same quality as the actual paint you'd use--just the same color.


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RE: BM sample paint not covering well

My understanding was that it isn't the same quality as the actual paint you'd use--just the same color.

That would be affirmative.


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RE: BM sample paint not covering well

Thanks for the feedback. That makes me feel better. Second question: Is BM Aura as good a SH Duration, particularly in terms of coverage and scrubbability, i.e. not changing color when I wipe and slightly scrub it? Thanks!


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RE: BM sample paint not covering well

I haven't used Aura, but have a good bit of Duration throughout my house. I can vouch that it covers very well with two coats and wipes well. I don't think any paint can hold up under harsh scrubbing, but the Duration is fine when wiped with a sponge or cloth and gentle detergent.

I imagine the Aura is comparable.


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