I've been a DIY painter for decades, but this is the worst I've ever used. Part of it is the low VOC formula that has made any brand of paint more challenging to work with, I'm sure, but in this case...the product just isn't a quality formula. I had used Glidden semi-gloss with terrific results in the pre-VOC-limiting days, and it practically went on by itself and even covered a radically different color in one coat plus touch ups in a half bath downstairs. But that was then, and this is now. Today, I put the third and--in spots--a fourth coat of a store-mixed off-white interior semi gloss on baseboards and French doors that were only a half shade darker to begin with! I am clearly losing the war, here. The coverage still looks like a first coat. How can a paint be both a little too thick and runny off the brush at the same time? It's a puzzle that only scientists can explain... I used a brand new, high-end paint brush designed exactly for the task, prepared the old surface correctly...yet this lousy paint still dried with gaps. It doesn't self-level at all. BTW--there should be no need to buy paint with primer in it unless you're changing colors--but all bets are off since the formulas changed with the new environmental regulations. So save yourself the tremendous amount of work needed for multiple coats of this labor-intensive paint , and go with Benjamin Moore, Sherwin-Williams, or Pratt & Lambert. Time is money, and I'm going broke trying to make this bargain paint look passable.
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