Be careful which paints you use when redecorating; Benjamin Moore’s ‘Aura’ brand not worth the price
February 19, 2013 – Whether you’re preparing your home for the market or you’ve just moved in, it’s refreshing what a fresh coat of paint can do for a few, or all, of your rooms.
I’ve purchased a variety of paints for my own homes and recommended to clients and / or their handymen certain paint brands and types in my 20+ years as a Realtor®. Permit me to pass along this latest lesson learned:
If you’re considering Benjamin Moore’s “Aura” paint , don’t believe their claim that no more than two coats will cover the existing paint on your walls. Granted, in my case I was using a creamy flat yellow paint to cover pale green walls. I actually wanted to believe the retail store that sold me the Aura paint that ONE coat would do the job . . . NOT!
Not only did two coats not cover the existing color, it took a third coat — by professionals to boot — to complete the job.
If you have a paint lesson you can share, please do so by replying below or giving me a ring at 703-593-9432.