If you read my last post “The Tuxedo Hutch” , you know that I found out about a new Furniture Paint by Valspar and immediately fell in love with it. It solved my problem and I got a beautiful and durable finish with a super easy to use paint.
I was super excited to try it for the second time so I bought a quart of Valspar Foxtrot (a shade of ivory) to paint this large dresser and two nightstands that were originally painted in dark green.
This time I decided to take the plunge and do exactly as the instructions on the can said. No priming, no thinning, just paint your piece with a roller or paintbrush.
Well, unfortunately my honeymoon was over. Things didn’t go so well.
The first coat had a very poor coverage and there were roller marks all over the piece. I also noticed that the paint took a lot longer to dry compared to the black paint I had used on my previous project. I waited about an hour to apply the second coat but since the paint was not completely dry, I got some messy spots and had to sand and do two more coats to try to fix it.
After the forth coat with the sponge roller I was not happy at all with the result, so I decided to replicate exactly what I had done on the Tuxedo Hutch project. I thinned the paint with water until it got the right viscosity for my paint sprayer and sprayed away!
For the dresser I didn’t take any chances, so I primed it first and spray painted the whole piece. I was happy again. The three pieces ended up really nice, with the same result I had seen on my first experience. The finish looked nice and smooth and the paint dried super quickly (probably because of the added water?!). What a relief!
In conclusion, I thought I had found my other half, the paint that would make my life easier, my work faster, my pieces prettier and more durable, but I guess my expectations were a little too high.
I can’t say I am completely disappointed. I still love the fact that it works so well with a sprayer and it needs no sealer, so I will definitely be using it especially for larger pieces or sets with several pieces.
I’m glad this had a happy ending.
Have you tried this paint? I am very curious to read about your experience, so please share!