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

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$31.99
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  • Finish: Satin
  • Product Type: Interior Acrylic Latex
  • Color: Designer White
  • Container Size: 1 gal.
  • VOC Level: Low VOC
  • Mildew Resistant: No
  • Color Family: White
  • Water Resistant: Yes
  • Time Before Recoating: 1-2 hr.
  • Application Method: Brush
  • UV Resistant: No
  • Coating Material: Acrylic Latex
  • Base Type: Designer White
  • Tintable: No
  • Package Size: 1 gal.
  • Splatter Resistant: No
  • Gloss Sheen: Satin
  • Indoor and Outdoor: Interior
  • Coverage Area: 250-400 sq. ft.


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38%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Even paint distribution (15)
  • Easy to clean (14)
  • Low odor (9)
  • Great color (8)
  • Coats well (6)

Cons

  • Messy (7)
  • Uneven coat (4)
  • Poor coverage (3)

Best Uses

  • Small areas (12)
  • Large areas (11)
  • Detailed work (5)
  • Interior painting (4)
  • Redecorating (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (36), Casual do-it-yourselfer (15), Professional (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great paint for the money

As a professional interior painter I have used this paint numerous times. I am especially fond of the satin finish wall paint. It covers well, even over dissimilar colors, and it dries to...Read complete review

As a professional interior painter I have used this paint numerous times. I am especially fond of the satin finish wall paint. It covers well, even over dissimilar colors, and it dries to a rich, lustrous finish with a pleasing glow and very little actual "shine." Although it is a "paint and primer," it requires that you apply two coats for optimal coverage. This is true of all paints, whether they contain primer or not. People have been mislead by retailers and manufacturers into thinking that "one coat coverage" is actually possible, even with a severe color change. "Paint and Primer in One" is a clever marketing ploy, and unfortunately, many customers fall for it. Remember, the terms "cover" and "hide" are two very different things.
With that being said, I have found C&K wall paint to be among the best that I've worked with, especially given its price, which competes squarely with most of the brands offered at the big box stores. There are far more expensive paints out there, but they don't compare favorably with this one. Well worth the price!
Some reviewers have complained that their paint actually peeled off the walls in a short time. This is probably due to poor (or nonexistent) prep work. No matter what paint is used, it won't adhere well to oily, greasy or dirty surfaces. Washing and sanding is essential for a great looking paint job. Prep is 90% of the job, as any painter will tell you.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't waste your money

I'd give it negative stars if I could.

I decided to buy all my paint for my new home locally. I was looking for paint with primer and this had some...Read complete review

I'd give it negative stars if I could.

I decided to buy all my paint for my new home locally. I was looking for paint with primer and this had some positive reviews, so I purchased 8 gallons of this paint which should have been more than enough to paint the bedroom, bathrooms, dining room and kitchen with some left over for the spare bedroom a few months down the road.

It was a HUGE WASTE OF MONEY. The paint doesn't cover even lighter colors. It took a whole gallon to paint a powder room (5'x4'). About 2 weeks after I painted the walls, I used some frog tape for freshly painted surfaces and it still peeled away from the wall.

Save your money and your sanity and buy something else.

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1.0

worst paint ever

By ron

from sullivan

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Low Odor

Cons

  • Doesn't Cover

Best Uses

  • None

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

took a gallon of blue paint to cover 8x12 white room

 
5.0

Super product! It really works!

By Suz

from Arroyo Grande, CA

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Pros

  • Coats Well
  • Great Color
  • Long Lasting
  • Low Odor

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Detailed Areas
    • Interior Painting
    • Redecorating
    • Touch-ups

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

    This is not a good paint. It is a great paint. Smooth, great coverage, makes painting easy. I covered an off white interior wall with a KC deep terra cotta. One coat with a bit of touch up and the job was done. I've done several rooms with this product in different colors and am so pleased that the paint is so creamy it oozes on with little effort. I am now doing an exterior mural with the product and so far it is a snap. Of all the paints I have used in over 40 years of painting, I have never really enjoyed the task. With Kensington Clark its a whole new story.

     
    1.0

    Negative Reviews are Correct!

    By Finished with Ace

    from Cambria, Ca

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

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

    We used Clark & Kensington Semi Gloss in our kitchen over primer on wood. It took 3 coats of K&C to cover nicely. Looks very nice, easy to wipe clean, but it has been a year and the paint has not completely hardened. Yes, we used promptly after buying at Ace. Yes, we stirred and mixed thoroughly before using. Yes, we applied it with care in nice even strokes. Yes, we waited until completely dry according to the instructions on the can before applying 2nd and third coats. Tacky, tacky, tacky. I've a lot of experience with paint, usually very positive and satisfying, but not with C&K. As others have said, don't waste your time and money and energy. Next time, I am trying anything other than Ace products. Also, wake up paint manufacturers! Not everybody wants primer in paint. It is not necessary on pre-painted surfaces and causes gummy problems.

     
    5.0

    OMG - GREAT!!!!

    By Stephanie

    from Tampa FL

    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

    Pros

    • Coats Well
    • Great Color
    • Low Odor

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

        DIY - FEAR NOT. I needed to paint the inside of the house again.. it had been like 8 years... the problem was my walls were ORANGE - a BURNT ORANGE --LOL (I was having a moment). I wanted to go light grey - but was afraid of how many coats I would need. I bought the paint on sale and was totally impressed the color matched the sample perfectly. When I got it home and put it on the walls.. I LOVED IT. One coat - complete coverage - no smell.. I am totally impressed and now a life long believer. I will be coming back for more. So amazed best paint experience of my life... and over 35 years of having to paint... I have a lot of experience to say it.

         
        1.0

        Doesn't cover and not right color

        By JJsgrammy

        from Glendale, Arizona

        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

          • Uneven Coat

          Best Uses

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

            I'm so disappointed. After two coats it could probably use another - and this is primer/paint. I have used Glidden over the same color in another room - using yellow - and it covered after one coat. I also hate the color. It's suppose to be a buttery yellow and it has a lot of green in it - almost a nuclear color. I don't know whether it's the paint or improper. I will never buy this paint again.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Clark Kensington Paint/Primer is a PEELING NIGHTMARE

            By Zoos_Sue

            from Midwest USA

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Pros

            • Great Color
            • Low Odor

            Cons

            • Multi Areas Peeling Paint
            • Multi Peeling Paint Spots
            • Offers Little Protection

            Best Uses

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

              This paint has only been on the walls for a month now and there are 8 different spots where the paint has peeled off. Worst paint we've ever used for longevity. Very disappointed...

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Paint

              By Stan

              from Wesley Chapel, FL

              About Me Professional

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Adds Protection
              • Coats Well
              • Great Color
              • Long Lasting
              • Low Odor

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Interior Painting

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

                First, for those folks that complained about the paint. My guess is that they just bought it off the shelf and never had it properly mixed or that they didn't mix it well when using it for a second time. A misnomer is that one coat of paint will not normally suffice unless it is the same color.

                I repainted our master bath with the CK paint and primer in one. After the second coat dried, we were amazed at the finish and we plan to use for all our other eight rooms as I redo them.

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                Terrible coverage

                By ESchw

                from Portland, OR

                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Would Not Cover

                  Best Uses

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

                    We painted a small room previously painted a pale gray. The gray showed right through even though it's paint and primer in one and even after we gave it more coats. And then Ace hassled us about returning it even when they said it was defective. Don't buy it, you'll be mad at yourself.

                     
                    2.0

                    Won't Buy Again

                    By Annie

                    from Fargo, ND

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Low Odor

                    Cons

                    • Uneven Coat

                    Best Uses

                    • Nothing

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

                    I'm using this pain on a living room wall. I've applied two coats, and it will need the third. I'm applying white onto a light blue wall. This pain has a gooey, sticky consistency, and it is very difficult to get a smooth application. I've tried using two different brushes, as well as a roller, and it doesn't make any difference.
                    A couple of weeks ago, I painted my bathroom with another brand of paint, and it worked so much better. That paint was easy to apply, and it provided a beautiful, smooth coverage in one application.
                    I don't believe I'll ever buy Clark+Kensington paint again.

                     
                    2.0

                    Poor covereage.

                    By jm

                    from minnesota

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Pros

                    • Great Color

                    Cons

                    • Uneven Coat

                    Best Uses

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

                      Bought color of "Linen" to go over an off white. BARELY covered. I'll never use this paint again. I will go back to Behr paint.

                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Amazing paint!

                      By Cyndi at The Decorating Chica

                      from Battle Creek, MI

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Coats Well
                      • Great Color
                      • Low Odor

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Interior Painting
                        • Redecorating

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

                        This is the first time I have used the interior paint and primer and absolutely. love. it. I was covering a dark green paint on 70s textured walls and this covered in one coat and only used 1-1/2 gallons vs. normal 3-4 gallons of other competitors paint. Love it!

                         
                        4.0

                        Good paint - if you know how to paint

                        By Stephen

                        from Dublin, OH

                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Pros

                        • Coats Well
                        • Low Odor

                        Cons

                        • Long Time To Fully Harden
                        • Messy

                        Best Uses

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

                          For the first time, I used a professional painter and he chose C+K satin for painting over stained trim that had been sanded. With 2 coats, the finish is very nice with no evidence of bleed through after 2 months.

                          Three weeks after paint was applied, carpet was installed and the painted trim was more easily marred than with other paints I have used. The painter did advise that this paint seems to take longer to fully harden than others. Two months later, the finish now seems more durable.

                          Doing some painting and touch ups myself with a brush, the paint is a little thinner (and runnier) and dries faster than other paints I have used. One needs to be both fast and careful to get the best finish.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Good paint

                          By Mary

                          from Manchester,Pa

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Pros

                          • Great Color

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Adding Personality
                            • Detailed Areas
                            • Interior Painting
                            • New Home
                            • Redecorating
                            • Remodels
                            • Touch-ups

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

                            I have to laugh when people mark messy on here all paint is messy. This paint is good it covers very well. We had professionals paint our house and never used this paint and they liked a lot because it's a good paint.

                            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            RIDICULOUS

                            By Katharine

                            from Atlanta

                            About Me Professional

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Uneven Coat

                              Best Uses

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

                                The gloss exterior paint I purchased goes on like a gel with about 2% coverage. Ridiculous. I have never in 25 years of painting used paint with as low a quality as this. Complete waste of time.

                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Great bang for the buck!

                                By Cindy

                                from Oro Valley, AZ

                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Coats Well
                                • Great Color
                                • Low Odor

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

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

                                    I used C&K P&P in 1 that my son picked out to paint a medium blue bedroom and a light green office in his house, both over off-white paint. The C&K was a little runnier than paints I normally use (usually BM) but I thought it covered great and I almost got away with one coat (even though I ALWAYS do 2 coats of paint no matter what brand and more coats for reds and dark colors if necessary), and the finish was beautiful. I got used to the consistency of the paint quickly and found it a breeze to use with excellent results. I can't speak to washability, tough-ups, or durability as it's not in my house yet but I plan to give C&K another try when I do more painting in my own home as the price is right and the coverage and finish is excellent.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    worst coverage ever

                                    By Troy

                                    from Ville Platte, La.

                                    About Me Professional

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Poor coverage
                                      • Thin And Runny

                                      Best Uses

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

                                        used brown color with prior Kiltz application. Paint was runny, failed to cover. Took 3 coats to properly cover. Could and would not reccommend to anyone.

                                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Worst paint I ever bought

                                        By Katrina

                                        from Tyler, TX

                                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                        Pros

                                          Cons

                                          • Bad Coverage
                                          • Messy
                                          • Smelly

                                          Best Uses

                                          • None

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

                                          Bought this paint due to a national BOGO promotion and because I wanted to support my locally owned Ace store. No way that this paint is low VOC. Smelled pretty bad. Superfluid consistency, so extreme messy to work with. And worst of all, painting white over an off-white and needed 3!! coats. Primer & paint in one, say what?! Sorry, but after that experience I am going back to Behr paint.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          Awful stuff

                                          By G. Simmons

                                          from West Salem, Oregon

                                          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                          Verified Reviewer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                            • Peels Off In Long Strips
                                            • Stays Sticky

                                            Best Uses

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

                                              Maybe the maker tried to duplicate oil base paint by adding something to make the finish smooth, but this stuff is awful.
                                              After one week of > 90 degrees in town, the shelves are still sticking to items, and the drawers stick to each other, making many peeling corners and edges. It must have some sticky plastic-type of finish. Also cannot sand a bad or rough spot. Instead, it peels back like rubber and whole 1" strips coming off down the cabinet. I couldn't believe it actually peeled off like rubber cement. The worst paint I've ever used in 30 years.
                                              You can't duplicate the best benefits of oil base paint.

                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                               
                                              2.0

                                              Dont waste your time or money!

                                              By Inspector Dave

                                              from St. Clair Shores, MI

                                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Clean

                                              Cons

                                              • Thin And Cheap

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Small Areas

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

                                              We used bright white to go over slightly off white color-
                                              2 coats not NOT happy with coverage! Did I say white over white? Thin too. : ( Been a homeowner for over 35 yrs! Painted many walls! Dont waste your time or money!

                                              *We bought it on sale- shouldnt matter!

                                               
                                              1.0

                                              Horrible, Satin finish looks flat

                                              By Janet

                                              from Northborough, Massachusetts

                                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                              Verified Reviewer

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

                                              I have been painting since I was 9 years old, decided to try this one yesterday, what a mistake, Its watery and you def need 2 coats. I bought the one for a kitchen/bath. There is no scrubable finish. If I attempt to wash wall, I will see paint come off. Satin finish looks flat. BM or Valspar the best

                                               
                                              5.0

                                              Great paint for the price

                                              By TerriM

                                              from Pacific NW, WA

                                              About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                              Verified Reviewer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Clean
                                              • Even Paint Distribution
                                              • Rich color

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Large Areas
                                                • Small Areas

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

                                                I had a Big box store's colors matched into C&K satin enamel. I thought it covered well with two coats. I had to do 3 on a dark red covering with a peach. I tried a "one coat" and it was the thickest, stickiest, still requiring two coats...and went right back to the C&K. In the last two months, I have purchased 5 gallons and 2 quarts and have several gallons more to purchase. I love the sample size..worth the price to make sure!

                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                Poor Coverage

                                                By Barbara & Andy

                                                from Hendersonville, NC

                                                About Me Professional

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Messy

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    Used this paint to cover a very small area. So far we have had to do 3 coats. The wall we covered were very light and we used a paint color about the same shade. Won't use again. Paint drips over everything -- much too thin

                                                    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Best paint I have ever used

                                                    By Interior Designer

                                                    from McBain MI

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

                                                    I love this paint. Better than Behr
                                                    I am a college educated Designer

                                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    5.0

                                                    Better than I expected!

                                                    By AMCR

                                                    from Arroyo Grande, Ca

                                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                    Verified Reviewer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Easy To Clean
                                                    • Even Paint Distribution
                                                    • Smooth Application

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Large Areas
                                                      • Small Areas

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

                                                      I bought this paint because it was on sale and thought I'd give it a try in my daughter's closet and if I liked it I would get more for her whole room. WOW! It covered beautifully, went on very evenly, the color was gorgeous and I couldn't be happier. I will never go back to the other brand name paint I used to use. As for the negative reviews...use common sense and buy good rollers and brushes, prime if you're going to cover very dark colors. It goes on thick because it's doing the job of a paint and primer, use good painting techniques and you'll be as happy with this paint as I am!

                                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      1.0

                                                      Don't waste your money

                                                      By Russ

                                                      from Arnold, MD

                                                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                      Verified Reviewer

                                                      Pros

                                                        Cons

                                                        • Lousy Coverage

                                                        Best Uses

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

                                                          I've used a variety of paints (Behr, Benjamin Moore, Glidden). This is the worst by far. Poor coverage (had to re-paint several times to cover all the leakage). A lot of wasted time re-doing the painting. Left a lot of roller marks.

                                                          (9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

                                                           
                                                          4.0

                                                          Great paint for the money

                                                          By Bill

                                                          from Southern Maine

                                                          About Me Professional

                                                          Verified Reviewer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Easy To Clean
                                                          • Even Paint Distribution

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Detailed Work
                                                            • Large Areas
                                                            • Small Areas

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

                                                            As a professional interior painter I have used this paint numerous times. I am especially fond of the satin finish wall paint. It covers well, even over dissimilar colors, and it dries to a rich, lustrous finish with a pleasing glow and very little actual "shine." Although it is a "paint and primer," it requires that you apply two coats for optimal coverage. This is true of all paints, whether they contain primer or not. People have been mislead by retailers and manufacturers into thinking that "one coat coverage" is actually possible, even with a severe color change. "Paint and Primer in One" is a clever marketing ploy, and unfortunately, many customers fall for it. Remember, the terms "cover" and "hide" are two very different things.
                                                            With that being said, I have found C&K wall paint to be among the best that I've worked with, especially given its price, which competes squarely with most of the brands offered at the big box stores. There are far more expensive paints out there, but they don't compare favorably with this one. Well worth the price!
                                                            Some reviewers have complained that their paint actually peeled off the walls in a short time. This is probably due to poor (or nonexistent) prep work. No matter what paint is used, it won't adhere well to oily, greasy or dirty surfaces. Washing and sanding is essential for a great looking paint job. Prep is 90% of the job, as any painter will tell you.

                                                            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                             
                                                            1.0

                                                            I won't buy this paint brand ever again.

                                                            By Disappointed Painter

                                                            from Sault Ste.Marie MI

                                                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                            Pros

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Big Mistake To Use
                                                              • Need Two Coats
                                                              • Poor Application
                                                              • Poor coverage

                                                              Best Uses

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

                                                                I used to cover the walls in our tv room. Used the special roller cover as recommended by our Ace paint professional. Paint nippled and did not have the desired coverage I had received when using other paints. I ended up using a paint pad and that provided a bit more coverage.Save your time, money and sanity and use a different type of paint.

                                                                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                My New Favorite Paint

                                                                By Robin

                                                                from Cleveland, Ohio

                                                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • Beautiful Intense Color
                                                                • Best Color Selection
                                                                • Drip Free
                                                                • 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 Satin Enamel - Gallon:

                                                                  I was on the 2nd wall of my dining room before I discovered I forgot to change the setting on my paint sprayer and had it set for my last project; an exterior brick wall. But it was no problem for the CK paint.

                                                                  I continued and had great coverage (1 coat) and no drips. Truly amazing!

                                                                  I used Cottage White (Eggshell) for a farmhouse style dining room. The color was rich and creamy... perfect for my project.

                                                                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                   
                                                                  1.0

                                                                  Do not buy

                                                                  By Amy

                                                                  from Indiana

                                                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                  Pros

                                                                    Cons

                                                                    • Messy

                                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                                      Worst paint I have ever used. Paint is much thinner than Benjamin Moore or Valspar paint. Paint splatters EVERYWHERE and I am a very experienced painter. Thought I would give it a try as ACE was no longer going to carry Benjamin Moore, worst decision ever.

                                                                      (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      4.0

                                                                      Be Aware of What You are Using

                                                                      By mikewisc

                                                                      from wisconsin

                                                                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • Durable Hard Shell
                                                                      • Even Paint Distribution

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • Longer Cure Time

                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                      • Large Areas
                                                                      • Small Areas

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

                                                                      Paint and Primer in One is a bit of a misnomer. When you use this kind of paint (and I have used the C&K), you have to realize that the first coat IS your primer coat, but at least you are getting some color down as well. In most cases, you will need two coats, and sometimes three if you are going very light color over a very dark one. The primer helps with adhesion, but still be sure to clean your walls and trim as thoroughly as you can. These paints are thicker than normal, and do have a somewhat "gummy" texture as they initially dry. For this reason, the paint will sometimes cling to any edging tape that you might use, and create some uneven lines as you pull the tape off. I am one of those who believe that it's best to paint without tape - get a good small sash brush and learn how to use it freehand - it's not that difficult. Paint and Primer in One paints also have a slow period of curing. You will find that the paint, while dry to the touch, stays somewhat "soft" for some time - but then it dries to a very durable and hard shell. If you have kids in the house or are careless about rubbing against fresh paint, this paint may not be the ideal choice. You really have to leave it alone
                                                                      while it goes through that extended curing process. If you can do that, you will be rewarded with a very durable "shell" of paint. The C&K paint has a fairly low odor level. I've used it with minimal ventilation and have not been bothered by the smell. So in summary, know what you are using. The paint with primer added does not save you the step of priming, but simply allows you to do that with colored paint. You may need another coat for optimal color evenness. It cures slowly, so you need to consider that as well.

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