Secret Locket Fail

Let me start by saying I don’t have an “after” picture for the master bedroom and bathroom yet…
I decided on the color Secret Locket by ColorPlace for my master bedroom and bathroom. I know everyone loves their brand name paints, but the $7 bucket from Wal-Mart has never done me wrong.
It took all day Saturday for my mom and me to prime and paint the first coat on both rooms. So, we planned to paint a quick second coat, along with the trim and doors on Sunday. However, Sunday morning we ran out of paint for the master bedroom and had to send my dad for another can. I had finished one full wall and 3/4 another wall before I ran out of paint. We opened up the new can and I finished that wall and the other 2 walls.
Then this conversation happened:
Mom: Did you paint the top part of that wall with the new can of paint?
Me: Yeah.
Mom: Do you think it’s still wet?
Me: Maybe. Why?
Mom: It looks a little darker
Me: Ugh, you’re right. Maybe it’s still wet.

*a couple hours later*
Me: OK, it’s definitely not wet anymore.
Mom: You’re going to have to re-paint that wall.

So anyway, I have to go back sometime this week and re-paint that wall. My boyfriend said he’d roll the wall if I’d do the edging with the brush. I’m glad I don’t have to paint the whole thing, but I’m still annoyed it’s not finished. 
Tomorrow I’ll show you what my dad did while we painted.


  1. Oh my! That won't work will it. BIG difference there!! But I do like the color ... colors. Can't wait to see the end result. Hugs!

  2. Love the color. My hubby just painted our kitchen gray and I love it. I use to use the Walmart paint but stopped after I discovered that with the more expensive paint (i use Valspar)I didnt have to paint but one coat and have never had to prime. Good luck with your bedroom project cant wait to see how it turns out.

  3. wow, that is a bummer! soone enough!!


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