My husband and I used, for the first time, today the suede paint by Ralph Loren. We were using it in a big corporate office, and were a little hesitant after reading so much negative. It absolutely turned out gorgeous!!! It's awesome, and I can't wait to do it somewhere for ourselves. We didn't see any need to cut in the three inch first though. It made no difference in the second wall we did. You must wait the four hours, it's a must. It works well.