room before new paint
But when presented with an opportunity to try Glidden's new Brilliance paint line available at Walmart I just couldn't pass it by. So, I chose to paint my new office. Since purple is my favorite color I went with lilac bouquet.
I got all my supplies together and started. I painted around all of the electrical outlets and then did the dreaded taping. I then painted one wall with the roller and realized I needed to do the edging first, so I edged each wall which made for easier painting.
To paint my new office I used one gallon of paint. The Glidden paint went on pretty easily, I did have to use some elbow grease because the paint missed some of the contours in my wall but I didn't need an additional coat to do it. Surprisingly, painting is exercise! I tell you I was sweating up a storm and using all kinds of muscles to get the paint on the wall. It took me about 4 hours to do everything including clean-up. I'm not sure how many calories I burned but I am counting this as my workout for the day!
One thing to keep in mind with this paint is it goes on a bit darker than it looks in the can so keep that in mind when choosing a paint color. Also, this paint if VOC free and I painted the room with all the windows closed (it is summer in Georgia after all) and I didn't smell a thing!
I am happy with the paint job I did on the room. I am sure that I won't be winning any awards for painting but I figure I will learn by doing. Next up, my bedroom which will certainly be at least a three day affair!
Disclosure: I am a Walmart mom and I have been compensated for writing this post and as usual all opinions are my own!