From time to time, I receive offers to help promote merchandise. Most of the time, it’s not a good fit and/or it’s not something I use. On rare occasions, one comes along that clicks for me and what I do here on the blog. One of those rare occasions happened last month when I received an offer from Behr to get the word out about Behr Marquee Interior Paint & Primer. While the kitchen will be getting new paint soon, the timing wasn’t right. However, I did have this side cabinet that I’ve been considering repainting. Nice but definitely a “ho hum” piece.
I requested three color samples and Behr promptly sent me Blue Edge, Coastal Jetty and Tibetan Turquoise. I love all three of these deep colors; but the color I chose for this cabinet was Coastal Jetty. What a change for this humble little cabinet! (And look at how well it matches the Talaveras pot.)So here’s the thing…I use Behr paint as my go-to paint. It’s readily available and not incredibly expensive. (The walls in the background are Behr’s Silver Screen. In fact, the off white color is also Behr.) I’ve never had problems with coverage; but then, I follow the rules and prime medium to dark colors before painting another color over them. With Marquee, the formulation of the paint includes the primer, so theoretically, you only need one coat.To be honest, I didn’t notice any difference. I enjoyed the same reliability and ease of use I am accustomed to. The thing I love most about Marquee…the colors! With 372 colors to choose from, you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy. And it has a low VOC rating, so that’s a nice bonus.
I’m entertaining some crafty ideas for the other two color samples. They’re very well suited to projects that incorporate either Anna Maria Horner’s fabrics or Amy Butler’s fabrics. All-in-one paints are great choices for small paint projects–like this cabinet or other crafty items. Less time is required for the paint, which leaves more time to play with the embellishments and other decorative elements. And who doesn’t love that?
Find out more about Behr’s Marquee paint and their guarantee here.