#makeovermonday / FAIL – the “one step” paint that wasn’t one step

the daily Starr makeover monday blog

Some days my #makeovermonday projects don’t turn out as expected.

Today is one of those days.

Background:

For several weeks I’ve been looking forward to trying a paint that one of my favorite home bloggers recommended (even though I already have my own favorite paint that I use for painting furniture).

The name of the paint is Amy Howard at Home “One Step” paint.

I’m afraid to even tell you that I paid $32 for this little can of paint (Brian was less than thrilled). It’s tiny. But, I was thinking to myself, “Self – if this paint is only one step, then it might save us some serious time when painting big pieces of furniture!!”

I even drove 30 minutes from home to pick it up. You can only find this paint at select Ace Hardware stores. Locust, NC is the closest for us, btw.

Tonight I tried it out on this free chair someone left in a house we flipped.

I used the Palmer Pink color.

Here we go.

I have to be honest here – from an experienced furniture painter (me), I was not impressed. The paint was SUPER watery.

I read on the package (after opening, of course) that if you want it to be thicker you need to let it sit unopened for 15-20 minutes. Would have been nice to know…hahah.

Well, I didn’t have 15 minutes to wait to paint because it was time to get this blog done!!!!

Here is what “one step” looks like on my chair.

Hmmmm, looks like it is going to take at least 3 coats to get full coverage like I want. I could have gotten that with my Valspar Exterior Primer that’s only $20 for an entire gallon!!

This is what a makeover fail looks like for Starr, y’all.

I may be taking this expensive paint and getting my money returned. I thought this would be a life saver, and maybe JUST maybe, I have a defective can of paint. I’m letting it sit out for a while and I’m going back to tackle another coat. I’ll let you know if I change my mind on this one or if I go back to my trusty Valspar. 🙂

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