Several months ago, I was offered a chance to review Dutch Boy paint. Not having a local retailer, I had never tried Dutch Boy, so I was curious to see what I thought about it. I picked out a pale green, Mackinac Island, to paint over the cranberry red walls.
I just couldn’t take it any longer. Happily, the green is a soothing, pale color. And the paint covered the red in two coats, without primer or any special treatment.
Being in a confined space, I really appreciated zero VOC, low odor paint.
However, I’m not thrilled with the green wall/orange-y oak trim combo. Of course, that’s not the paint’s fault, just an ugly combo akin to putting lipstick on a pig. Eventually we’ll remodel this bathroom including refinishing the clawfoot tub we pulled out of the main bathroom, shortening the vanity to one sink (to make room for the tub under the window), installing new tile, and new paint. So this is a temporary fix to cover up the blood-red walls.
And here’s the procrastination part. The light fixture in there is ornate and detailed. Too detailed for me to care to cut in around. I figured Ben could take the light down for me to paint behind, then put it back up. Well, we still haven’t done that. So here’s how it has looked for the past few months.
Ooooh, aaahhh. Can’t wait to tackle the bathroom for a brighter, cleaner, less 70’s look.
P.S. We were not compensated for this post, but the paint was free in exchange for a review. All opinions are 100% mine.