Ace Hardware recently contacted us at Shak asking us to give a review of their paint, Clark+Kensington™. It is a new premium line of paint+primer in one, available exclusively at Ace Hardware. As my 2 girls were clamoring for room makeovers for months I accepted the offer to try the paint and report the results.
This new line of paint eliminates the need to prime and paint surfaces separately for the vast majority of paint projects. Recently, this brand was rated #1 by Consumer Reports, It was cited as being, “impressive at hiding and leaving a smooth finish that resisted stains.” I liked how this paint has low VOC (volatile organic compounds) levels, which causes minimal odor and has environmentally safe ingredients.
The Clark+Kensington is available in 120 new colors. I had chosen some swatches from a competitor’s pallet and for the most part the colors matched closely. They had a little trouble matching the pink tones, but in all fairness I didn’t pick from their color charts.
I called upon my longtime go-to painter Mike Heacock
to complete this project, and to give me an honest professional evaluation on the product. He said, “The paint covered well, laid off smooth, and feels to be quite durable.”
Made in the USA, Clark+Kensington is manufactured at Ace’s two manufacturing facilities in the Chicago suburbs. Overall the paint was everything Ace had promised, high quality, easy to use, odor free, and looked fabulous!! Needless to say my two girls are more than pleased with their rooms now thanks to Ace Hardware and Clark+Kensington!! For your next job I recommend this paint, for more information check out Ace Hardware