Note: I was provided the paint for this project by HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams; however, all opinions and writing here are 100% my own. Honest.
After I posted the big reveal of my daughter’s room, several of you wonderful readers asked me about the paint – the color, the sheen, the quality. So today I’m going to talk about my experience using HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams paint. As a reminder, I used “Cooled Blue” in flat sheen.
Now, if you have read this blog in the past, you know that, when it comes to paint, I’ve been a loyal Benjamin Moore girl. I had a bad experience with Sherwin Williams paint in our very first house – 15 years ago – and, since then, I’ve tried other brands but always been most happy with the result from Benjamin Moore.
So, when HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams approached me about trying out their paint in my daughter’s room, I was a bit skeptical. I did what any other slightly obsessive former research teacher would do: I did my research.
I asked several friends who had used HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams paint in their homes – including one friend who had just gutted her house and redone it, all with this paint on the walls – and 100% of them said they loved and were happy with the paint.
I even asked a professional painter and he said that this paint was as good, if not better, than Ben Moore.
Well, if that’s the case, I’m game, I said.
And I have to say: they were right. I was thrilled with the results. Here’s why:
(1) The number one reason? HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams advertises one-coat coverage. I was doubtful. I’ve never had one-coat coverage, especially when painting a dark color on the walls.
This paint covered in ONE COAT. For reals. I’m not kidding.
I was really shocked. One coat. Uno. Une. One.
(2) The color was true to the paint chip and sample. It is a beautiful, deep, saturated teal. And the sample pot color was exactly what ended up in the final paint and on the walls.
One thing of note: You need to either use the paint right after having it shaken at the paint store or shake and stir the stew out of it yourself. Especially with such a deep, saturated color, it took some doing to get the paint re-stirred/reconstituted after sitting for a couple of weeks after I bought it.
(3) Cost: At about $25/can, the price can’t be beat for such good quality paint. As a comparison, Benjamin Moore paint runs about $40/can at our local store.
(4) The flat sheen isn’t horribly matte flat. This is a plus for me.
Because we live in a house built in 1929, the paint on the plaster walls is all flat finish. Otherwise, the sheen would reveal every crack and imperfection in the plaster.
I was pleasantly surprised to see that the HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams flat sheen paint didn’t have that chalky matte finish. It is flat, to be sure, but not so flat that there isn’t some dimension and a tiny bit of sheen to it. It’s perfect.
(5) The paint had very little, if any, odor. Which is important for my very allergic, smell-sensitive self.
Overall, I was thrilled with the results and would definitely use this paint again. Two thumbs, way up.
Watch out Ben Moore. You’ve got some serious competition now. At half the price.
If you have any questions at all, please let me know. I’m happy to answer anything!
Thank you again to HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams for supplying me with the paint for this project!