I tried the antique leather in my study and it turned out terrible! I tried to use the green pictured in the magazine(the one with the coat rack in front of it); and instead it turned out practically black. I understand about useing the brush to make its marks but still its too dark and no where near the soft green in the book. as far as I'm concerned I'm out $200 in paint and supplies unless someone can help me! I will say that I have used the R.L. paint in my dining room and it turned out great. But the leather application went south.