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Pretty over Pink – Clark + Kensington Paint & Primer in One

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Our home and garage are a lovely shade of pink. It was shocking when we first moved in but we’ve come to accept it (or ignore it) and move on. It’s one of those concessions you make when you live in a rental home. There are many things we can and have changed about our house but painting the home is not one of them.

ace hardware blogger Pretty over Pink   Clark + Kensington Paint & Primer in One But we have one wall that is the back of the garage that was repaired before we moved in and the plaster was never painted over so it’s pink with white plaster. There was also an old ugly and non-functioning telephone line surge protector that was barely hanging on. Not a great look. Since working with Ace Hardware I felt it was a prime opportunity to repaint this wall which over the years has become a “dirty” pink.

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Ace Hardware’s Clark + Kensington premium paint has a primer and paint in one product that was ideal for this project. We went with a satin finish and one gallon of the ultra-white was all that would be needed. We wanted to make sure it would fully cover the pink and didn’t want to end up with a pinkish white wall so the primer was ideal.

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The first coat went on quickly with the roller and we later cut in around the edges as the first coat was drying. What’s great about this paint is that it dries quickly and within an hour or two it’s ready for a second coat.

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By the time we finished painting the edges we quickly rolled another coat on which proved to be more than enough to completely cover the pink. The wall is rough stucco but the paint stuck nicely throughout and didn’t drip or run.

My favorite feature of the Clark + Kensington paint line is that they are all low odor and low VOC which makes it much more pleasant to use and gives me confidence to use around my family. The exterior paint is also mold and algae resistant which is important here in humid Southern California.

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Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.
  • Crystal

    HA! So much weird pink in LA. I bet your bathroom is pink too.

  • Lisa G

    Pink is the worst. But white is boring.

  • Aaron

    I’ve used Clark + Kensington and love it. Such a great price too but it really depends on which Ace you go to.

  • Sammy Roll

    How quickly did it dry to the touch?

    • http://www.charlesandhudson.com Charles & Hudson

      Honestly it was dry in just under an hour but that can all depend on humidity and temperature. I started painting the second coat after an hour and 30 minutes.

  • Junior V

    Ace FTW!!! Great project.

  • Becky@OrganizingMadeFun

    Look great! I’m sure it’s much nicer to look at too!

  • Debbie

    Love it, what an improvement!

  • CC Mabry

    Thanks for the tip! We have recently moved from Tampa, FL with all the big-box home improvement stores and had only just recently found 1 left in Tampa & 1 ACE hardware near my inlaws in Belleair Beach… & let me tell you they have the best housewarming gifts & even for Christmas. Amazing! Now I have to find one near our new house. Ironically, I was going out today to buy some paint.