Friday, October 2, 2009

Mama was right!

You DO get what you paid for.  I bought two cans of white paint (one is flat and one is glossy but in this regard it doesn’t make a difference).  I paid a dollar for the can on the left and roughly $3 for the can on the right.  


I have been trying to paint a couple of small faux pumpkins to go in an arrangement for my dining room table.  I have painted them 4 times with the paint on the left which I will now refer to as “Crap Paint” (or CP) from WalMart.  I used the Krylon which was left over from another project to paint a larger craft pumpkin.  Two coats and it is perfect.  With the CP I can still see orange coming through.  I tried to put a coat of the Krylon over the CP but it bubbled up so I am guessing they are not compatible.  I have 3 cans of CP and I don’t know what to do with them.  I guess I can save them for freshening up my white wicker porch chairs next year. 

This is what happens when you try to take the “cheap” route.   Next time I will just pick up the Rustoleum which I already know I love and use that exclusively.  Live and learn.  (Why do I seem to learn EVERYTHING the hard way?!)


Michelle said...

You are right. You can't beat Krylon painnt. Can you take the other cans back for a refund?
be blessed,

Amelia said...

I too have found out that it pays in the long run to get the better will probably use the CP cans on something that does not really, you can not go out and paint some graffiti on some one els's buildings.

The Calico Quilter said...

Oh, yes - my mom asked my brother to pick up some Krylon paint for her and he came back with the cheap stuff, which did a lousy job. Mom was not pleased.