When “they” tell you not to worry about how it looks in the can, it will look “just like the chip” once it dries, don’t believe them.
The Pepto Bismal-looking stuff in the can dried very red, but not a good red. It sort of reminded me of day-glo BBQ spareribs, like the ones they serve at chinese take out. It was so not good.
I fell asleep last night calculating what it would cost me to prime and repaint the room. That one 5 litre can of paint ran me $128, that’s like $35 more than my “new” vintage sofa!!! This could’ve easily been a $500 disaster. Oy vey!
But, in the calmness and clarity of morning, I decided to see if it could be remixed. I went back tonight and explained that it was too dark, too red, and too saturated.
I’m afraid the paint store people are starting to know me as “that eccentric color-crazed American chick who is probably off somewhere right this moment ruining some perfectly white Scandinavian walls.”
But I guess I sort of ask for it when I do things like bring in my Kate Spade leopard print pumps and ask them to color-match the insole ;)
Anyway, the paint store guy had a good laugh and he was able to fix my paint. It’s not exactly Kate Spade pink, but it looks great on my walls and that’s what matters!
I’m literally about a cup short on paint and will need to buy another 5 litres to finish (ugh!). Maybe I’ll give it a 3rd coat, just to make sure the spareribs aren’t poking through…