We receintly painted an open wall /staircase with the suede paint and it made a HUGE mess. I had bought the special (expensive) roller and everything. It went on better with a .99 cent roller from home depot that I had left over from painting the ceiling. Because of the mess, I finished painting around my living room up to chair rail height in a regular latex paint that I had color matched to the suede color. You really can not tell the difference.