Have been using CP paint for quite awhile now. I'm in due process of repainting my home. It's been a hard journey. And I'm still not finished, due to my details, and being very particular. I've read on these reviews on occasions, of one particular reason for a fair or low rating....That is, paint not staying on the wall, peeling, bubbling, etc. There are some definite items you have to pay close attention to. ..1# Make sure the wall #or surface# is ready to be painted. Makes sure your drywall is smooth, no residue #dirt, dust, wetness, etc.# on the wall. And before I get too far ahead. The drywall is ready for any type of paint #finished drywall and a few coats of primer paint anyway#. And as an added measure, just so your not doubting yourself. Put an additional coat #or 2# of drywall primer just to be sure. 2# PAINT MIXING IS AN ABSOLUTE MUST......Paint cannot be stirred/mixed for 30 seconds with the wooden stick provided. Then expect magic. First of all, forget the stick. Walmart seems to always have short length stirrers/mixers in the paint section of the store. These mixers are made to be used with a home drill #electric or cordless#, whatever type you have. The short length stirrers are good for the following size cans > 1 Quart and 1 Gallon cans. They can be used easily with 2 & 3 gallon size buckets #these would be bought separately#. Anything larger, 4 gallon & 5 gallon buckets, you have to use a longer extension. Otherwise, it's nearly impossible to reach effectively into the bucket. This longer extension will also have a larger size stirrer on the end. Remember, paint has a certain thickness and weight increase as more quantity is added to a bucket. Long extension mixers can be purchased at any of the home fix-it stores. With all of the above quantities, THOROUGH mixing is Priority # 1...Obviously, the smaller the can, the quicker the stirring goes. Your 4 & 5 gallon buckets, you'll feel it in your arms and shoulders a bit. Be glad your using a power drill #and not a wooden stirrer#. In closing, make MIXING/STIRRING Priority # 1. I rated this exact paint, because I use it. But also have used the other bases and finishes #although I only have a liking for brighter finishes like satin or semi-gloss). Not that the others are not of good quality. But, brighter finishes add durability and mild wash ability. ColorPlace series paint is an above average product, with a more than fair price. Good Luck..Best Wishes
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