We used Hunting coat red, and it turned out well.We did have a red base though, due to the fact that we first picked a color at Lowe's ( can't remeber the name), it was Raspberry. Anyway, the base was more or less a red. It took 2 coats of the hunting coat, but it turned out a true red with no purples. The room was large 20x22, 10 feet high. My husband had to paint fast though, or the edges would show. You can not clean this paint or touch it up. That I don't like.