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Olympic One Semi-Gloss Enamel (Lowe's)
 
Approximate retail price:
$27
Summary: This budget priced paint is sold at Lowe's. It is self-priming and environmentally friendly (low VOCs).
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Type: Semi-gloss interior paints
About - Olympic One Semi-Gloss Enamel (Lowe's)

The Olympic One Semi-Gloss Enamel (Lowe's) is part of the paint test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, interior paint models like the One Semi-Gloss Enamel (Lowe's) 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.
About This Brand

Olympic is a member of PPG's architectural coatings family of brands. Olympic interior paints are sold exclusively through Lowe's, and include paints for the ceiling, kitchen, and bath, and primers.

User Reviews - Olympic One Semi-Gloss Enamel (Lowe's)
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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
2.0
You get what you pay for
4/28/2012
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Comment:
I used it on my living room, no good things to say about and the bad will take too long to writte.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
1.0
Not a product I would use again
3/15/2012
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Cons
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Comment:
I guess you get what you pay for, I tried to save a couple of bucks and as usual it backfired. The paint was stringy and as I painted bubbles started to form on my walls, I expected them to go away as the paint dried but it did not. I stopped painting sealed up the cans and returned them to Lowe's where I got my money back.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Olympic One is Excellent Paint
1/18/2012
Pros
Brightest white available
Great price
Hides great
Paint and Primer in ONE
Very low odor
Cons
none
Best Uses
Anywhere inside
Comment:
I repainted my sons room which was painted a medium/dark blue. I chose Olympic color Heavy Cream, which is a light beige. I planned on 2 coats to cover over the blue, I was amazed that it covered in one coat! The Eggshell Enamel has also proven to be durable, I've washed it several times (son drew on wall)and no paint came off on the rag.
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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