I was at my local Mythic Paint distributor and discovered that Mythic makes two types of primers: drywall Primer for new construction and multipurpose for existing walls. I have been using some leftover Mythic Paint drywall primer to get Jagger’s nursery ready. So far it’s done a good job of covering some dark blue and orange paint. I also applied it to wallpaper (I’m a bit pressed for time to try to chemically remove or steam it off). I should note that I did prep the walls a bit by scuffing it up with 150 grit sandpaper. So far so good.
In a 5 gallon container, the multipurpose primer is roughly $70 more expensive than the Drywall primer. So unless the paint starts peeling tomorrow, I’m going to have to say you save your money and stick to the drywall primer.
Mythic Paint has a large selection of colors, more than I have seen with other low VOC paints like Benjamin Moore’s Harmony or Lowe’s Freshaire. In addition, they can match any color you like. In my case, I had a local Mythic Paint dealer match a Sherman Williams color – Aqua Sphere 7613. Pictures after the jump…
I’ve started painting our basement this weekend using paint from the Mythic, who promote their brand as a non-toxic, ultra low odor paint. I have to admit that they have kept their promise on that end, but how well does its application really perform? Read on as I give my thoughts on the performance of this paint in my two part review. More after the jump…
The office construction has reached the point where it’s ready to be primed and painted. I was originally going to use the Harmony paint brand from Sherwin Williams, but Mary was concerned about the fumes that could be dangerous to both her, the baby, and Oreo. (Nobody cares if I breathe it in right?)
She suggested looking into Mythic Paint which is branded as a non-toxic, ultra low odor paint that does not have any off-gassing VOC’s and cancer-causing toxins that emit compared to other paints. A trip over to my nearest dealer and $500 later I’m ready to roll some paint. Stay tuned for results.
EDIT: My thoughts on the primer application can be read here.