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Clark + Kensington Semi-Gloss Enamel (Ace)
 
Approximate retail price:
$33
Summary: This premium mid-priced paint made by Ace is sold at Ace retailers across the country. It is self-priming and environmentally friendly (low VOCs).
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Type: Semi-gloss interior paints
About - Clark + Kensington Semi-Gloss Enamel (Ace)

The Clark + Kensington Semi-Gloss Enamel (Ace) is part of the paint test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, interior paint models like the Semi-Gloss Enamel (Ace) are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Hiding:
Hiding reflects how well a paint covers dark colors mainly with one-coat.

Staining:
Staining shows how well a paint resists tough oil and water based stains.

Gloss change:
Gloss change notes the change in appearance when a paint is cleaned aggresively.
User Reviews - Clark + Kensington Semi-Gloss Enamel (Ace)
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
My new favorite paint.
12/1/2013
Pros
Cons
Best Uses
Interior decorating
Comment:
My husband owns a construction company. He does an extensive amount of painting. He swears by this paint and claims it covers in one coat. <br />We have painted several rooms in our own house (also cabinets) and the colors are beautiful.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Terrible Paint
10/17/2013
Pros
Smooth finish
Cons
Neverending Odor
Terrible At Covering
Best Uses
Comment:
I went out of my way to acquire this paint based on CR's top rating as I need to redo the interior trim in my house. The first thing I noticed is the paint's ability to hide/cover existing colors is possibly the worst I've ever experienced. (And I used to paint professionally). I was painting plain (untinted) base white over an off-white and I needed four *heavy* coats to cover it! Adding to that misery, it's been over ten days and the paint (and my house) still smells as though I just painted it. I never encountered such even when I used oil based paints back in the day. I'm going to recycle what I have left of this and try something else for the rest of the trim. Maybe their tinted products such as Designer White cover better but even so, the never-ending, extremely pungent, and unpleasant odor is a serious deal-killer for me.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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