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Duchesse Satin

Posted by bernie on November 27th, 2001 01:04 PM
In reply to Ralph Lauren Paint by laurie on November 23rd, 1997 03:19 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Ralph Lauren Paint Help by Handyman on 10/27/2004

I wonder if the people who write the instructions for Ralph Laren paints actually put them to the test. I have tried two finishes of this designer paint. The first my absolute favorite: Duchesse Satin. It comes in a variety of shades but the texture is great. I painted my bedroom in Duchesse Satin which looks taupe on the card but changes color in different lights. During the day it looks taupe. At night it looks silver and has this luminous quality, everyone loves it! I placed a boarder over the finish with no problems. My only problem was the application of the Dutchees Satin which is transparent. Initially, you have to apply a darker base coat, that's easy. Then apply the Dutchees Satin coat with a nylon brush in one direction. It was terrible. We got too much paint on the brush and walls and it took forever. We had to apply two coats, so with the second coat I tossed the nylon brushes and got out my sponge handled paint brush. Which did a beautiful job of even coverage. Just apply in one direction and overlap the previously painted section. Beautiful results. I love the look of this paint so much, I plan to use a lighter version "Oyster" in my living/dining area and stencil over it. And in my hallway as an accent. Secondly, I used The Santa Fe Collection: Mesa Sunrise an Interior Satin Acrylic Latex in my office/den. Beautiful results again. A base coat was applied first which was really bright. Then the actual paint color which covered and cleaned up smoothly. The color is true and vibrant. The base coats really help the true colors shine through.

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