My almost teenage girl decided it was time to update her room to a more mature look now that she's almost a teenager. She decided a grey color would be serious enough. I wasn't sold on the idea, specially when she asked for paint, but I told her that we could make gray an accent color. I got her KILZ Chalk Style Decorative Paint in smoky eyes color because it wasn't too dark nor too bright. She loved the color as soon as it arrived, but I would not let her paint the walls nor the furniture. We went shopping for unfinished accessories instead and let her paint those. Without using any primer, she just started painting. She hand shook the can for a few minutes and it was ready to go, no lumps. She used the clamps that secured the lid to open the lid. The paint was thick enough that it wasn't dripping on her. And she did not need to have a second coat because it covered everything very well. A few things on her desk, dresser, and reading nook are now gray. More painting is needed before she considers her room complete. But I have to admit I do love the color.