What I love about Aura paint from Benjamin Moore....
It has a built in primer. Yes, this paint is pricey but you are saving money by not buying a separate primer.
You are also saving time. This is what my wall looked like after one coat of paint. I knew going in two coats would be needed for the best coverage though.
I love that it's a low VOC paint and the odor is mild and dissipates quickly.
Using this paint is a little different to use. For best results, trim out along the ceiling and baseboards first. Then go back and roll it on. You can even come back and roll the next day and it will blend seamlessly.
It dries very quickly so you want to put it on the wall and leave it. Don't go back over it like you might with other paints.
Did you know you can wrap your paint brush and roller in plastic wrap and store in the fridge until the next day?
When I mentioned this to my friend who is no stranger to a paintbrush, I was shocked when she told me she didn't know about this tip.
While I'm talking about tips and tricks, here is one I had to use when I realized I didn't have another disposable tray liner. I lined my tray with a few layers of tinfoil; in a pinch it worked ok I just had to take my time. You could also use a plastic bag.
This time around I found out that Jimmy Buffet is great painting music.
Van Morrison will get you in a good even groove.
Bob Seger will have you daydreaming away.
Ray Lamontagne is always a good choice.
And I always listen to Crosby Stills Nash and Young when I paint.
How about you, do you have favorite painting music?