I was so excited when Dutch Boy contacted me earlier this year with an offer to review some paint. My brother’s room desperately needed paint, but I was waiting to do the floors, finish his furniture makeovers, find the time, choose a color, etc…

Dutch Boy’s offer was just what I needed to jump start this project! I finished his floors with the brown paper treatment and painted his dresser, nightstand, and bookshelf. But the old tan walls were just clashing with everything…it really pained me to go in there!

It took me a long time to pick a color because I really wanted to avoid another disaster choice, but I finally settled on “Sweet Sage.”¬†They sent me 2 gallons of their Refresh indoor paint in a satin finish. Refresh is made with Arm & Hammer baking soda so it’s designed to reduce odors as long as it’s on the walls!


{Dutch Boy Refresh}

The first thing I noticed was the awesome screw-top-plastic-jug-with-handle that the paint came in…um awesome. Whoever made that decision is a genius. I hate traditional paint cans, they drip everywhere and dry out. The screw top was a welcome change- and score 1 for Dutch Boy! When I opened the paint, I was pleasantly surprised with the low odor, lowVOC formula. I cracked a window to help with drying, but really for a small space the smell didn’t linger at all.

The color was exactly as pictured in the fan deck, and went on really nicely without dripping. I got great coverage and only did one coat (I have some additional wall plans for this room in mind and didn’t want to waste a bunch of paint). Once the color was up, I got a sense of deja vu…it turns out it’s VERY similar to the color in my bedroom. Oops! It’s still gorgeous though, check it out:

You can see how the sun changes the color a little bit, but I’d call it a moody greeny gray. It really brightens up the room! Overall I had a great experience with Dutch Boy paint and wouldn’t hesitate to use it again. In fact, I did- in my new antiques booth :)

Ryan’s room is still pretty bare bones now, but I reupholstered our old headboard (it’s a queen, and we upgraded to our king size DIY pallet headboard) in drop cloth and hung drop cloth curtains high and wide to complete this room…for now. I filled all the little nail holes before painting, so the walls are fresh and clean for a new start. Stay tuned for more updates to this space!

Before I let you go, I wanted to share an awesome opportunity from Dutch Boy. YOU have a chance to win a room makeover via their Restore My Decor contest! Just fill out the form telling them about your space and you will be entered to win!

Thank you Dutch Boy for sending me your fantastic product to try!

4 Responses

  1. marilyn

    Glad to hear the paint is an awesome product. I have been looking at it and thinking it might be a good product for the bathroom. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

  2. Tim McQuillan

    I just used Dutch boy paint for the second time in my 66 years of life. What a MISTAKE. I bought Kitchen & Bath in the color Sizzle and it took FOUR coats of paint (two gallons) to cover 320 sg ft. of wall over Yellow Dutch boy Dura Clean. This paint clames one coat coverage but that is very misleading. I have been painting for over 50 years interior and xterior and i have never been so dissatisfied with a product. I have used Mautz, Sears, Lowes and Home Depot paint and I have had on occasion needed two coats but never four. This paint should cover about 350 to 400 sq ft per gallon and it took two gallons for 320 sq ft and there are still areas where iI can see yellow bleeding through. I will NEVER recommend this paint to anyone I value as a friend. The paint claims to have a warranty but I”m sure they will blame the coverage on me so why try. VERY BAD PRODUCT DON”T BUY.


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