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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Have you used Glidden Paint Testers?

This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of Glidden. All opinions are 100% mine.

Do you have a room in your house that needs a fresh color? The hardest part of getting a room painted is getting started. Glidden's Ready-to-Go Paint Testers give you a variety of mixed colors for you to try. You see it all the time on HGTV shows. The host pulls out half a dozen shades of the same brown, and then paints up the wall. Now you can to, without breaking the bank for all those quarts of paint. Paint a square on your all, and decide if you like it.


Each of Glidden's Ready-to-Go Paint Testers come with a handy brush attached to the lid for quick and easy application. The testers are much easier to store than the end of that gallon of paint for touch ups. Plus, when the kiddos go on an art spree across the wall, just pull out the tester and you are ready to cover up their masterpiece!


Here is my story using a Glidden Ready-to-Go Paint Tester.
We used Glidden paint from our local Home Depot in my Mom's bathroom. We had used a primer and light tan Glidden paint to cover up some 'lovely' wallpaper from the previous owners. After living with the wall for a week or so, Mom asked if I could stencil the top of the wall to match the bedroom. Of course, she didn't want to use any of the craft paint colors I already had. So, I suggested we go and see what colors she liked from the paint chip the light tan color was from. When I saw the testers I was very excited to see that they had the darker brown from the same paint chip. We grabbed the bottle, and home again we went. The stencil went up easily, and the brown was the perfect compliment to the light tan. We even have enough paint left over (okay most of the paint in the tester is left) that I am working on convincing Mom that we should paint the area around the large bathroom mirror to match. (Keep your fingers crossed for me!
{scroll down for the after pictures of Mom's Bathroom}

When I started researching for this post, I found Glidden's Room Painter. Let me just say that this is the coolest room painter I have EVER come across. I have already spent way more time there than I should, LOL! They have options based on Color Palette, Top 10, and Match A Mood to get you started. All of these colors are great inspiration. But I think my favorite feature of the Room Painter is that you have the primary room and you look through the doorway into another room. You can see what the living room wall will look contrasting to the dining room wall!

Once you figure out what colors you want to go with, you can save your colors, calculate what you need to buy, find your local Home Depot, and then print out your shopping list. How easy is that?  Now, I just have to convince hubby that I really need all these new paint colors I have found, LOL!  Here are the pictures of Mom's bathroom redo.

We lighten up the solid country blue cabinet by adding a sponge coat of pale blue that we had used in the bedroom.  Changing out the hardware to brushed brass erased the last traces of 'country' from this bathroom.
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