The Cobblers Children are Painting

So this weekend we tried Benjamin Moore's new line of paint called Aura. I read about it in a trade reference so I was anxious to work with it, to see if it would be worth recommending to our clients. We were early. Our local paint store had just set up the display on Friday and we were the first customers in to try the new paint.

We decided on the French Press color, which is a deep coffee bean brown. Aura is another low VOC paint - in the 50's range - so the paint smell is not overwhelming. It covers very well - we got the paint on the wall in one coat with no need to touch up any areas which is really amazing for a darker color. The trade off is that it doesn't spread as far so you may need more paint. And it's fairly costly at around $50 a gallon. Also the color range is not as extensive as the other Ben Moore Traditional, Pottery Barn, or PreView lines. But it is definitely worth a try.

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