Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon

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  • 1 Gallon
  • Coverage: 250-400 sq. feet per gallon
  • Designer white
  • Paint and primer in one
  • Formulated with Micro- Emulsion technology for excellent scrub ability
  • Saves time, money and effort
  • Contains ceramic beads for film toughness and long lasting durability
  • Leaves super smooth surface
  • Advanced formula cuts recoat time in half (1-2 hours instead of 2-4 hours)
  • Excellent coverage
  • Can


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3.0

(based on 26 reviews)

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    (1)

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46%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (11)
  • Easy to clean (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Large areas (7)
    • Detailed work (5)
    • Small areas (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid do-it-yourselfer (15), Casual do-it-yourselfer (8)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Wonderful product!!

    I never believe that paint will cover in one coat but this paint did! The low VOC was a plus. The initial price is higher than the store brand but is really a great...Read complete review

    I never believe that paint will cover in one coat but this paint did! The low VOC was a plus. The initial price is higher than the store brand but is really a great value.

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    Will not buy again.

    I was trying to save some $ and have had good luck with ACE paints before. This C&K paint will not cure or harden like other paints I've used. After 2...Read complete review

    I was trying to save some $ and have had good luck with ACE paints before. This C&K paint will not cure or harden like other paints I've used. After 2 months, I still can not sand down rough spots to repaint without big sheets of paint peeling off. I am no amature at this and did my proper prep work, which is always the excuse given when paint doesn't stick. Do yourself a fovor and buy a better quality, name brand paint and save the aggrevation.

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    5.0

    Great paint very easy to use

    By Roger

    from Colfax, WA

    About Me Professional

    Pros

    • Easy to apply
    • Easy To Clean
    • Even Paint Distribution
    • Smooth Even Coverage

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Large Areas
      • Small Areas

      Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

      I used the paint for a plywood cabinet that I built. The coverage over the plywood was excellent. The color was uniform and there was no need for a second coat. The primer in the paint eliminated a step for me and saved time. Bare plywood ordinarily requires a primer coat. I applied the paint over the bare wood with excellent coverage and color.

       
      5.0

      Amazing!

      By Dorothy

      from Mankato, MN

      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

      Pros

      • Even Paint Distribution
      • Fast Drying
      • Great Coverage
      • Smooth
      • Smooth coverage

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Detailed Work
        • Trim

        Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

        I started painting my dark wood trim white with Behr Premium Plus Ultra in Ultra Pure White, but after reading the Consumer Reports Reviews on paint, I decided to try this paint, which was rated best, even better than Behr. What a difference! I love the smoothness of this paint. It was much less sticky and messy than Behr, as well, which was very gloppy. I was also really impressed with the coverage. It covered perfectly in 2 coats, compared to 4-5 with Behr. I couldn't be happier!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        I love this paint!

        By Barb

        from Selbyville, DE

        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

        Pros

        • Easy To Clean
        • Even Paint Distribution

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

            The house I recently purchased has paneling in every room. Being on a tight budget I chose to paint over it. I started with a small bathroom with medium colored paneling. I bought one gallon and was shocked to find I only needed one coat. Extremely impressed and am going back for more to do a living room with dark paneling. Really, there were no cons for me only pros with this paint. Yes, I'm a single woman and try to do things myself. :)

             
            4.0

            Clark and Kensington paint

            By Steve-o!

            from Newport News Va

            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Easy To Clean

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Large Areas

              Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

              I tried this paint based on Consumer Reports writeup. I like the low VOC. Depending on underlying color and type of sheen it may still need a top coat after proper curing (that is key). If you start a topcoat too soon you will still strip away the first and smear it around. If you take it slow the first coat does a great job covering other colors. I did have one small issue with keeping the paint color and sheen blended. But I was scraping the bottom of the can for final drips of paint. A fresh shaken can covers well and did the job. I am now starting my third room with different colors. I found clean up very easy. Compare this to the oil paint I had to use on the raw plaster ceiling....night and day.

               
              2.0

              Not Impressed

              By Bob

              from Brooklyn

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Dries Way To Fast
                • Dries Way Toi Fast

                Best Uses

                • Small Areas

                Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                Bought this Paint after using their flat version which I liked very much. Total waste of money, it's problem is that it dries WAY too fast I had to use the maximum amount of Floetrol just to make it usable. I never bought into the paint and primer gimmick so I primed before I painted so that was not the issue. I rolled a flat door so that was supper fast and there it was fine and looks nice but there are much better choices. Perhaps try XIM with it for even with the floetrol it still dried to fast

                 
                5.0

                Clark/kensington semigloss looks

                By chris the picky DIY

                from arizona

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                      No topcoat would stick to my lacquer oak 20 year old cabinets. Used zinser 123 to prime, didn't work even after scuff sand, then tried XIM UMA primer $57 gallon after cleaning with 25% ammonia and scuff sanding with maroon scotchbrite. Then put the clark and kensington paint/primer on it with 7% floetrol to hide brushmarks. Result is beautiful.can see some grain in the wood and like it alot. My professional painter was so proud of me when he saw it and will try this product. It dries fast so work fast, scrubs better than proclassic! Coverage: 2 coats if much different colour than what is under it. Wife and I are thrilled.

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Coverage

                      By Kathryn

                      from Poconos

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Clean
                      • Even Paint Distribution
                      • Good coverage

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas

                        Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                        Took a bedroom from HOT PINK (walls AND celing) to white ceiling & pale grey walls - covered in ONE coat, looks great.

                         
                        5.0

                        Great product!

                        By New home owner

                        from Greenville, MI

                        About Me Beginner

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Even Paint Distribution
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Detailed Work
                          • Large Areas
                          • Small Areas

                          Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                          First time paint buyer. This product was recommend by a friend, and loved it. Covered great, looks awesome on my walls, no streaks, and was easy to clean. Would not change brands!

                          (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Consumer Reports missed the mark!

                          By Robin

                          from Yreka, CA

                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Pros

                            Cons

                            • Hard To Clean Brushes
                            • Very thick

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                              It was so thick we had to add an additive that thins down the paint to make it easier to apply. Without a doubt the most difficult to clean from brushes. Others have commented about streaking but we were painting interior doors with a grainy surface and it would be hard to see brush streaks. Would not use this paint again.

                               
                              5.0

                              Don't listen to the bad reviews.

                              By Buddy Holly

                              from Arkansas

                              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Clean
                              • Even Paint Distribution

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                  I painted a living room, dining room and bedroom with Clark + Kensington and the experience couldn't have been easier. Great coverage. Smooth and not messy. This is a perfect paint.

                                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  The WORST paint I have ever used.

                                  By Bob the DISAPPOINTED.

                                  from St. Louis, Mo.

                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Verified Reviewer

                                  Pros

                                  • Returnable

                                  Cons

                                  • Didn't Dry Smooth
                                  • Doesn't Cover Very Well
                                  • It Took Three Coats
                                  • Still Tacky After 10 Days

                                  Best Uses

                                  • None

                                  Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                  I'm VERY disappointed in the price for the quality received. I EXPECTED much more that I received. For a paint & primer in one, it took THREE COATS to cover a light blue with the yellow blast I chose. This was by far the WORST PAINT I have ever used.

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Horrible

                                  By Kathy

                                  from Deadwood, South Dakota

                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Pros

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Detailed Work
                                      • Large Areas
                                      • Small Areas

                                      Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                      Trying to paint with this is like trying to paint with Elmers' glue. I bought three cans and all three were terrible. Sticky, tacky, glue-like. Horrible paint that cost me a lot and ruined my window sills, closets, baseboards, basically everything I painted is now ruin because of this awful paint. It also chips like crazy. Just awful

                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Awful. Worst Paint Ever!

                                      By Crystal

                                      from Orland, CA

                                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                      Verified Reviewer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • Doesn't Cover Well

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                          I loved the color which is why I tried this paint + primer. The less expensive ACE brand paint is wayyyy better. This paint doesn't cover well and uses a lot of paint to do just one coat. I need to purchase another gallon to do the second coat. Paint doesn't go very far. The paint also leaves roller marks and brush stroke marks after the paint drys. Do NOT buy this product. If you are like me, you have already bought it and then looked at the reviews.... return it before you paint. I read the reviews on here and I thought it would be okay but buyer beware.. Nice choice of paint colors, but the paint isn't worth it.

                                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Roller marks

                                          By Denny

                                          from Lapeer, mi

                                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Clean

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Large Areas

                                            Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                            Used eggshell and satin in my whole house gave everything two coats and you can see roller marks (not from excessive paint on roller). Looked good when it was wet, but after it dried....

                                            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            Consumer Report says...

                                            By Jax

                                            from Seattle

                                            About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                            Pros

                                            • Cosumer Reports March 201
                                            • Even Paint Distribution

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                Consumer Reports March 2013 rates this the best semi gloss on the market.

                                                (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                I used the paparika color in my kitchen

                                                By Judy

                                                from Clearlake Oaks, Ca.

                                                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Clean
                                                • Even Paint Distribution
                                                • Good coverage

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Detailed Work
                                                  • Large Areas
                                                  • Small Areas

                                                  Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                  This paint really is what they advertise. Great paint give it a try and worth the money.

                                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  2.0

                                                  Disappointed in finish

                                                  By disappointer painter

                                                  from Lakeville, MN

                                                  About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Even Paint Distribution

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Retains Moisture

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                    I used this paint for two dressers and a bookshelf. It took almost a week to not feel "tacky" even in an airconditioned space. It has now been 9 days and anytime it is touched fingerprints remain, not good for furniture. I was told this paint was a premium finish and would leave a "hard shell" once dry. I will not buy it again. Very disappointed in the price for the quality received.

                                                    (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    1.0

                                                    terrible

                                                    By GA gal

                                                    from Atlanta, GA

                                                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                          Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                          Very thick, hard to get good coverage. Shows brush strokes badly. Definitely needs more than one coat. Will never buy again.

                                                          (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          1.0

                                                          Unhappy customer

                                                          By Sierra

                                                          from Twain Harte, CA

                                                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                          Pros

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Doesn't spread evenly
                                                            • Still needs a primer

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                              Went shopping for a semi gloss paint w/primer for our newly sheetrocked garage. Was recommended this paint at store. It doesn't cover well and when I tried to go back to fix the spots that were missed, the gloss looks different in those places. It's costly and very thick and doesn't cover very large of a space.

                                                              (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              1.0

                                                              WHAT A DISASTER

                                                              By Chris

                                                              from Miamisburg, Ohio

                                                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                              Verified Reviewer

                                                              Pros

                                                                Cons

                                                                • Dries too fast
                                                                • Peels easily
                                                                • Shows brush strokes
                                                                • Too Thick

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                  Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                                  Not happy with this paint! Goes on thick, hard to cover, leaves brush strokes and then dries too fast. And... if that isn't enough, it peels too easily. You can peel back an entire wall if you are not careful. Will never cover in one coat, no matter what you are covering. I switched to the less expensive but far superior Ace Royal brand with excellent results.

                                                                  (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                   
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  Will not buy again.

                                                                  By DR

                                                                  from Duncansville, PA

                                                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                    Cons

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                        Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                                        I was trying to save some $ and have had good luck with ACE paints before. This C&K paint will not cure or harden like other paints I've used. After 2 months, I still can not sand down rough spots to repaint without big sheets of paint peeling off. I am no amature at this and did my proper prep work, which is always the excuse given when paint doesn't stick. Do yourself a fovor and buy a better quality, name brand paint and save the aggrevation.

                                                                        (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                         
                                                                        1.0

                                                                        Not what I expected

                                                                        By Mark

                                                                        from wisconsin

                                                                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                          Cons

                                                                            Best Uses

                                                                              Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                                              This is suppose to have primer in it. It took several coats to cover the wall,took twice as long to use as paint without primer.
                                                                              I would not buy it again!!

                                                                              (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                               
                                                                              5.0

                                                                              Best we've ever used!

                                                                              By Becca

                                                                              from Cedar Rapids, IA

                                                                              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                              Pros

                                                                              • One coat cover - really

                                                                              Cons

                                                                                Best Uses

                                                                                  Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                                                  This was a new paint for us but, still looking for that perfect paint... We've painted a lot of rooms over the years and have never come across a paint that really does cover in one coat. This paint is fantastic!

                                                                                  (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                   
                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  Does not cover well

                                                                                  By David

                                                                                  from Lutz, FL

                                                                                  About Me Professional

                                                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • Easy To Clean
                                                                                  • Even Paint Distribution

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                  • Horrible priming ability

                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                  • Detailed Work
                                                                                  • Wood trim

                                                                                  Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                                                  I first must say I have 15 years of painting experience and found the semi gloss not up to par for a paint and primer all in one. Only treat it as a normal paint for prepared surfaces. My project was to paint previosly stained baseboards. I followed Manu reccommendations and sanded the wood and allowed an hour between coats. It took 3 coats of paint plus touch up to cover the base boards. For the price there are better quality paints out there. The paint plus primers seems to be a marketing gimmick.

                                                                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                   
                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                  I've used better than this

                                                                                  By Ed

                                                                                  from Lititz, Pa

                                                                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                                                  Pros

                                                                                  • Thicker-didn't drip

                                                                                  Cons

                                                                                  • Needed 2 coats

                                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                                    Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                                                    I painted 2 rooms that were only slightly darker than the color I was using. It definantly needed 2 coats. For the price, I would have thought that it would cover much better. Even the cutting in took 2 coats which did not save me any time at all.

                                                                                    On a positive note, the color was consistant on the 3 gallons I used.

                                                                                    (5 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                     
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    Wonderful product!!

                                                                                    By Victoria

                                                                                    from New Carlisle, Ohio

                                                                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                    • Even Paint Distribution

                                                                                    Cons

                                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                                        Comments about CLARK + KENSINGTON Clark+Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Semi-Gloss Enamel - Gallon:

                                                                                        I never believe that paint will cover in one coat but this paint did! The low VOC was a plus. The initial price is higher than the store brand but is really a great value.

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