Here's what my living room wall looks like with the paint dry. This is also what the kitchen, dining room, computer room, boys' bedroom, hallway and our bedroom walls look like. Only the bathrooms, laundry room and closets escaped the rampage. True, it doesn't look so hot, but the new paint has a much better surface and can be wiped off. To be honest, I can't decide if it's worse than before or not.
Now, if you're the sort of person who has matching socks AND shoes for your kids every single day, and you can find your extra tube of toothpaste, you are probably wondering why I didn't just test this questionable Korean paint in an inconspicuous corner or interior closet wall before I plastered my entire home with it. Believe me, the idea crossed my mind, then leapt nimbly away, singing as it went. La la la, la la......
On the other hand, if your kids have three-week old ratnests in their hair and you haven't seen the bottom of your laundry basket since aught five, you will certainly understand what would have happened had I opened the can and painted a small bit in a hidden place:
1. Can would be closed poorly, resulting in crusty, sticky mess;
2. Location of small, inconspicuous painted spot would immediately be forgotten; and
3. Can would be stored 'temporarily' in laundry room and slowly but surely covered by lint, dirty clothes, toys, extra computer cables and phone wires, and empty grocery bags, never to be seen again.
Now I am faced with a terrible choice, one of those ones with a special name that I should know that has no good outcome. Should I paint over the blotches with the actual matching white cashmere-like paint, only to have it crudded right back up? Or, would it be better to live with the blotches? Opinions welcome, but if you think I should have tested it first: La la la la, I can't hear you!