Do It Yourself: Painting the Apartment

Do It Yourself: Painting the Apartment

Aaron Able
Nov 5, 2008

After four years with a too-glossy coconut brown interior, I decided my apartment needed a new, brighter paint job. If I was going to invest the time, money and energy into re-painting, I wanted to do it right. After priming one wall, I spent a week testing various Benjamin Moore colors using their small Sample Pots...

I was initially interested in Benjamin Moore's Silver Fox, but found it too dark for my natural-light-challenged space. After testing NINE different shades of gray (some too blue, some too yellow, some too white) I decided on Abalone — one shade lighter than Silver Fox.

After a primer coat and two coats of Abalone, I've completed half of the room (with a small space, it is near impossible to clear a room of furniture to paint the whole thing at once), and I'm pleased with the results. I promise to post pictures soon!

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