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Last week we turned over one of the rentals for my in-laws to move into. They wanted their son's room painted like my son's room, with two white walls, and two walls in a bright green, Behr Grape Green (400B-5). This is a deep base color, and when I've painted with it in the past, it has taken three coats to cover. It was 5:30, and the real paint stores were closed, so I took a chance on a gallon of Behr Marquee, hoping that one gallon and two coats would do the job on the almost 200 square feet of wall I had to cover.
- 3/8" nap Purdy White Dove roller cover.
- 2.5" Proform Picasso angle oval brush.
- 1 gallon deep base Behr Marquee Interior Eggshell in Grape Green
- Full hide and depth of color in two coats, rather than three or four. Even at the cut-ins, where I sometimes brush out too thin and have to go back again, the color was perfect in two coats.
- Self-priming over the numerous patched nail and pin holes in the walls was excellent. No flashing was visible.
- This stuff sets up fast. I'll usually roll out a section, then lay it off with downward strokes of the roller. With Marquee, this doesn't give good results. The open time is so short that the result of my attempts to lay off was that, when you look at the wall at a shallow angle, you can see every vertical roller stroke in the dried film. Given the time constraints I was under, I didn't fix it, but if you're either picky or a professional, it's something to watch out for. Pace PACMan, I didn't notice grit in the finish, but it didn't lay out smooth, either.