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

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  • 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)
  • Excellent coverage
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Clark + Kensington Paint and Primer in One Premium Interior Satin Enamel - Gallon
 
2.4

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35%

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Pros

  • Even paint distribution (13)
  • Easy to clean (11)

Cons

  • Messy (4)

Best Uses

  • Large areas (9)
  • Small areas (9)
  • Detailed work (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (22), Casual do-it-yourselfer (10)

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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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

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 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.

      (5 of 5 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 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.

        (1 of 3 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 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 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.

              (1 of 1 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 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.

                  (4 of 4 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 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.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  1.0

                  Worst Paint!!!

                  By New Home Owner - Disappointed Consumer

                  from Racine, WI

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Doesn't Cover Light Color
                    • More Than 1 Coat

                    Best Uses

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

                      I bought this paint when ACE had a sale of buy one gallon and get one free. So I decided to try it. It is HORRIBLE!! I barely covered my white walls and now I need to do a second coat. I did not skimp on my supplies to apply the paint so I know that it is the paint that is not covering well. Save your money and buy a different brand. Highly disappointed that ACE will not take back my unused gallons of paint!!!!!

                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      one of the best

                      By eljay

                      from boyne city mi

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Pros

                      • Even Paint Distribution

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Large Areas
                        • Small Areas

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

                        used 3 in brush... .didn't have my roller. .smooth....good working time to empty out brush-no lines...was very light off-white color in satin-beautiful creamy rich vanilla look-B.Moore and S.Williams inferior to this-just terrific working time-I prefer to work the paint in and others dry too quick.....no splatters-did the ceiling as well. would buy again-satin was a nice finish.

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Apartment Recovery

                        By Ed

                        from St. Clair, Michigan

                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Even Paint Distribution
                        • Superior Coverage

                        Cons

                        • Thin But Not Drippy

                        Best Uses

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

                          Our daughter rented an apartment with extensive cigaratte smoke damage. We washed the ceiling completely, then applied a $65.oo per gallon coat of Benjamin Moore which was absorbed like a sponge and bled through the smoke stain.
                          We were in a rural community and had only the local Aco for more paint. They recommended Clark and Kensington Primer+Paint ceiling white. The coverage was stunningly white, and absolutely complete with no bleed through of the smoke stain or scent. A phenomenal product.

                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          1.0

                          Stay away from this paint!!!

                          By Sir Duncan the Cat

                          from Pittsburgh, PA

                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

                          • Ok Coverage

                          Cons

                          • Paint Peeling Off Walls

                          Best Uses

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

                            Worst paint I've use in years!!! Wish I would have checked out the bad reviews of this paint before I bought and painted my rooms, it would have saved me a lot of work. The walls are peeling everywhere!! Lots of repairs to do now, not happy!!

                            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            1.0

                            ammonia smell when sprayed

                            By brian

                            from lake tahoe, ca

                            Pros

                              Cons

                              • Runny

                              Best Uses

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

                                sprayed a room with my airless(painter for a living), overwhelming smell of ammonia through respirator

                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                2.0

                                Consumer reports got it wrong

                                By Rob ray

                                from Yreka ca

                                About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                Pros

                                  Cons

                                  • Difficult To Clean Brush
                                  • Messy

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Large Areas
                                  • Small Areas

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

                                  It is quite thick and had to use a paint additive to get it to lay down smoothly. Coverage just ok had to give two coats. (We were painting primed entry and closet doors). The worst paint ever to clean off brushes. It gets gummy and we ended up tossing brushes and starting fresh every day because they were so time consuming to clean with less than satisfactory results..doubt I would use this paint again..

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  covers nice

                                  By happy customer

                                  from MI

                                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Clean
                                  • Even Paint Distribution

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Large Areas

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

                                    used this product in a poppy seed red and it went on nicely. Love the richness of the color and how easy this paint covered.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    2.0

                                    Not good for those with allergies

                                    By Sailorgirl

                                    from Chicago area

                                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                    Pros

                                    • Even Paint Distribution
                                    • Nice Colors

                                    Cons

                                    • Long Lasting Odor

                                    Best Uses

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

                                      Most of my house is painted with Ace Royal Paint and I've always been pleased with it. When it was time to paint my living room, I went to Ace to buy the paint and the Clark & Kensington was on sale for less than the Royal paint, so I decided to give it a try. The paint went on nicely and was easy to work with. I noticed right away that it had a stronger odor than the Royal or other paints that I've bought. I have a lot of allergies and wasn't pleased with that, but thought it would dissipate. It's been three days since the paint went on the wall and it still smalls. I even have HEPA filters with carbon odor control running in the house and they aren't helping. My sinuses are a mess and I'm miserable. Unfortunately, I can't recommend this paint to anyone who has allergies. Buy the Royal paint instead.

                                      The paint looks nice, so if you aren't sensitive to odors, it is a good choice.

                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      1.0

                                      Terrible Paint

                                      By Michelle

                                      from Spokane, WA

                                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                      Pros

                                        Cons

                                        • See Every Roller Mark
                                        • Terrible Coverage

                                        Best Uses

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

                                          Worst paint I've ever used! I don't understand the consumer report review. I've interior painted lots over the years and I've never had the streaking mark problem. It's not my technique, it's the paint.

                                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          save your money

                                          By Ani

                                          from Ferndale, WA

                                          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                          Pros

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

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

                                                This was awful paint. Did not cover evenly. Very blotchy. I am so mad I wasted my money on this. I used Benjamin Moore last time and my friend convinced me this was just as good. It is not! IT'S TERRIBLE Paint! The one star is that it doesn't drip and fools you when you first apply it, then after a couple strokes, you will see how uneven it is. I use the best brushes and have lots of interior and exterior painting experience.

                                                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                1.0

                                                Bad Experience with Ceiling Paint

                                                By Doug

                                                from Kansas City, Mo.

                                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                Pros

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Blotchy Coverage
                                                  • Streaks

                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                    After four coats by two different experienced painters, the word got to us: "Don't use the primer and paint-in-one." We found no good reports on this kind of product. This product was recommended to me at the ACE store. I really like the store, but this product is one they need to drop. Stick with a quality product like Benjamin-Moore and you can't go wrong. We are starting with a fifth coat tomorrow, and it won't be Clark + Kensington.

                                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                                     
                                                    2.0

                                                    eh

                                                    By TC

                                                    from Illinois

                                                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                    Pros

                                                      Cons

                                                      • Coverage

                                                      Best Uses

                                                      • Small Areas

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

                                                      I work at an Ace hardware and mix this paint on a regular basis. I would say that the Ace royal paint is just as good if not a bit better and cheaper. I painted an entire wood table with Kilz and Royal and it came out perfect. I do not like the coverage I get with C&K and its ability to mix with the royal colors doesnt turn out exactly right. I do understand that those are colors for royal paint but it is primarily what customers want. I would recommend only buying C&K on rebate. If it is not on sale or rebate buying primer and royal will serve you much better and cover a larger area.

                                                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                       
                                                      5.0

                                                      EASY TO APPLY

                                                      By Stacey

                                                      from Sarasota, FL

                                                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                      Pros

                                                      • Easy To Clean
                                                      • Even Paint Distribution
                                                      • Goes on great

                                                      Cons

                                                        Best Uses

                                                        • Everywhere

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

                                                        I have used this paint on numerous projects in my house inside and outside. This paint is great have never had any problems with it. I think all these people must just not know how to paint or read the directions on the can!

                                                         
                                                        1.0

                                                        Poorest paint I've ever used.

                                                        By Gene

                                                        from Hadley, MA

                                                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                        Pros

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

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

                                                              I used the gloss enamel latex on lightly sanded bench wood and the coverage was terrible. After two coats the original color is still showing through and it takes more than the claimed 6 hours to dry. The bench slats were in the sun for hours and they were still tacky. I have worked for Habitat and I'm very familiar with commercial type painting.
                                                              I will never use this paint again. The worst ever.

                                                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                               
                                                              1.0

                                                              This paint is terrible

                                                              By Mrs. DIY

                                                              from Chicago, IL

                                                              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                              Verified Reviewer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • None

                                                              Cons

                                                              • Does Not Cover Well
                                                              • Shows Every Brush Stroke
                                                              • Very thin

                                                              Best Uses

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

                                                                I am so sorry that I wasted my money on this paint. It is very thin and watery. Every brush stroke shows when dry. Coverage is horrible. I bought a light gray paint to cover over cream colored walls. Two coats should have been enough but I am considering doing a third coat. Don't waste your time or money in buying this paint.

                                                                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                 
                                                                1.0

                                                                Go old school

                                                                By Orchidlady

                                                                from Trinity County, CA

                                                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                Verified Reviewer

                                                                Pros

                                                                  Cons

                                                                    Best Uses

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

                                                                      Worst paint I have ever used Clark and Kensinton High Gloss. Supposed to be primer and paint in one, guess paint manufactures still cannot get it right 15+ years later. Go old school process, use primer (kilz) then paint (but not this paint). I'm on the forth coat after stripping off the first coat of this clark paint and applying kilz. Still does not cover evenly nor flow out brush strokes.

                                                                      (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                       
                                                                      1.0

                                                                      don't like at all

                                                                      By slk

                                                                      from Aurora IL

                                                                      About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                      Pros

                                                                      • None

                                                                      Cons

                                                                      • Breaks Easily
                                                                      • Messy

                                                                      Best Uses

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

                                                                        This paint does not go on evenily as you roll or brush paint on it's takes paint off. What is the secret to applying this paint so it covers evenly in one coat instead of 2 or 3 or 4? it's the worst paint I have ever used. Iwould not buy it ever. I received a free can during their free can weekend giveaway, glad I didn't spend money on it.

                                                                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                         
                                                                        1.0

                                                                        Don't waste your money

                                                                        By DaPom68

                                                                        from southwest Kansas

                                                                        About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                        • None

                                                                        Cons

                                                                        • Deteriorates
                                                                        • Does Not Cover Well
                                                                        • Hard To Use
                                                                        • Peels easily

                                                                        Best Uses

                                                                        • None - Maybe A Paperweigh

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

                                                                        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.

                                                                        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                         
                                                                        1.0

                                                                        Don't buy Clark and Kensington

                                                                        By Chase

                                                                        from Nashville, TN

                                                                        About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                                        Pros

                                                                          Cons

                                                                          • Runs
                                                                          • Uneven paint distribution

                                                                          Best Uses

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

                                                                            I bought the eggshell version of this paint. It is terrible. I would never recommend it nor will I ever use it again. I have no idea how it was recommended to be the best by consumer reports. This paint goes on uneven. You can literally push the paint around on the wall creating bare spots where you have just painted. Then, if you put on any more than the thinnest layer of paint it will run down the walls. You will also need at least 2 coats. DON'T BUY THIS PAINT!

                                                                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                             
                                                                            1.0

                                                                            I would not recommend this product

                                                                            By The painter's friend

                                                                            from Western Michigan

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

                                                                            C & K paint does not cover well. Needs 2 coats and/or more. Very disappointed with this product.

                                                                            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                             
                                                                            1.0

                                                                            Don't use it.

                                                                            By Matt

                                                                            from Cape Coral, FL

                                                                            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                            Pros

                                                                              Cons

                                                                              • Messy
                                                                              • Retains Moisture

                                                                              Best Uses

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

                                                                                I don't usually leave reviews, but this is the worst paint I've ever used. I'm currently on my 3rd coat when it should only take 1. Every brush stroke and roller line is visible. It also drips "late". When it dries, it leaves a strange film that's almost wet. I won't use Clark and Kensington again.

                                                                                (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                 
                                                                                4.0

                                                                                Best Paint & value!

                                                                                By ScrapperT

                                                                                from Firestone, CO

                                                                                About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                                Pros

                                                                                • Easy To Clean
                                                                                • Even Paint Distribution

                                                                                Cons

                                                                                  Best Uses

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

                                                                                    I've been painting a while. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE how well this paint rolls on, covers great with textured / knockdown drywall. Colors are gorgeous and I'm now on my third project using this fantastic paint. Be sure to use an appropriate roller as this is thicker paint than normal due to the added primer. Great value for paint + primer and low voc.

                                                                                    (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                     
                                                                                    2.0

                                                                                    Clark and Kensington

                                                                                    By Tilly

                                                                                    from Lino Lakes MN

                                                                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                    • Easy To Clean

                                                                                    Cons

                                                                                    • Poor coverage

                                                                                    Best Uses

                                                                                    • Light color paint

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

                                                                                    I really love to paint. I heard the wonderful reviews about this paint- however really very disappointed with the deep colored paint. I was covering a very neutral color- went on rather watery- and took three coats for one wall. Loved the color choice shown on the card- just extremely dissapointed in the paint. Postives: lighter colored paint was good and covered well. Customer care in the paint department- awesome.

                                                                                    I think I might look elsewhere to buy a bold color or deep color paint though. Too bad- because the help in the paint department is amazing and great color options!

                                                                                    (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                                                                     
                                                                                    5.0

                                                                                    Love.

                                                                                    By DayGlorious!

                                                                                    from Baltimore

                                                                                    About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                                                                                    Pros

                                                                                    • Easy To Clean
                                                                                    • Even Paint Distribution

                                                                                    Cons

                                                                                      Best Uses

                                                                                      • Detailed Work
                                                                                      • Large Areas
                                                                                      • Small Areas

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

                                                                                      I recently bought a house, which I'm repainting top-to-bottom by myself, and I wish I had used Clark + Kensington for every room instead of trying to save money with paint I already had. This stuff is awesome. Even with very saturated shades of colors that are almost always two-coat propositions (orange, green), and even over white and off-white, I was able to pull off one coat with minimal touch-up work. (Meanwhile, my bathroom is at three coats and counting of a "competitor" paint, with horrible leveling, and the accent wall in my living room will need at least two coats.) While I did work as a painter for a couple years, I think anyone with average painting skills could achieve the same results with proper preparation and expectations. Self-priming paints really aren't meant to be used solo on bare wood, new drywall or difficult surfaces like wood paneling and laminate. (Even standalone primers are not always up to those tasks.) What they are good for is gripping onto surfaces that typically needed primer in the past, like semi-gloss paint, and making dramatic color transitions. And even with the best paint, any dark, bright, or heavily contrasting color is likely to need at least a few spots of touch-up. Plan ahead, buy a little more than you think you need, and you won't be disappointed.

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