The paint glides on smoothly and is easy to work. I used a synthetic brush and have minimal brush strokes. It is in the cool 60s right now so I will retest when the temperatures warm into the 110-120s range. Paint reacts very differently in warmer temperatures in my dry region. I do prefer the smell to regular paint which normally makes me feel sick to my stomach. Not this paint, it reminds me of bourbon vanilla. Several weeks later, the scent lingers and even my dog stops to smell the wood sample I painted. Thank you for making a paint that does not make my stomach turn and head ache for days. The scent is lovely and soft and does not have a chemical smell. For myself with numerous allergies including chemical sensitivities it is a miracle paint. Please don’t be confused, I believe they have a miracle paint too, but this review is for the one step paint.
The color is beautiful although not what I was expecting. Lady Singing the Blues is a moody blue with a hint of green and yellow undertones. I know pictures don’t capture the color exactly, but I do want to point out that it darkens as it dries. Notice the difference between the color in the bottle and the painted dry trim. I was anticipating a dark deep navy. I’m grateful they sell 4 oz samples to test the color and paint. A great size if you want to paint a large swatch or if you were painting a large room and want to see how it appears from different angles and walls.
The customer support was prompt, polite, and informative.
I’m excited for the color cards to be released so I can order one. They are very helpful when you can’t see the paint colors in person and need to get a job done quickly.
Overall I am very satisfied and will definitely use this paint line in the future when the right project and color collides. Well done on curating a fabulous paint line!
Used the blue for the base to update this older desk and I love it!! The paint goes on much brighter but it dries this dark navy blue. I’m trying to find any other surface in my house to use it again. The paint is smooth, the finish is very matte which I love. No sanding, priming required. Just a bit of wax at the end.
So happy with this lovely color. I haven’t used it yet but when I find the right piece I will definitely share. Thank you
Obsessed with the transformation of our built ins using this paint. I was originally worried the color would not be dark enough after seeing the color in the can/when it initially is applied but it definitely darkens as it dries and becomes a gorgeous navy. We have transformed several things in our home using the One Step Paint including our kitchen cabinets and have 0 complaints. It’s incredible easy to use and has held up well without chipping. Can’t wait for our next project using this paint!
This paint was amazing, went on so smoothly. Coverage was amazing! And it smells great.
I absolutely love this color. At first when the paint is wet the color looks different but when it dried, you could really appreciate the beautiful tones. I stripped the top and legs of this peace and used AH gel stain hazel mahogany.
This blue is exactly what I wanted. Love love love. Going to use the glaze and add a denim pattern next.
Perfect color and easy to apply.
Followed directions added water, the paint goes on so smoothly, and a little goes a long way!
I bought this color to use on a hand built jewelry chest (weighs 54 lbs empty). I am recovering from recent back surgery but once I'm "set free" it's my first project!! I can't wait to get started. You won't believe the transformation that is coming!!!
The paint is the best I've ever used
Love the color and soft feel of this paint. It does not cover as much as it said it would. Can be tricky applying to not get streaks. Smells amazing!
Great easy to apply
It was an old chest that my tv sits on on my back porch. I love the color !!! Chest was a light wood paint goes on great!
Absolutely loved this paint. It didn’t smell harsh and dried pretty quick. I got two 32 oz cans and it was more then enough to do two nightstands and a dresser.
I will definitely be buying this pint for my next project
Though i absolutely love, love, love this color.....it took 3 coats to cover my cabinets.....but with that said, this is exactly what I wanted.
Love the color, love the paint. I put it on a dresser and it sold like that!
I LOVE this color, and this paint! I’ve gotten so many compliments!
This is such a rich blue color. Lady Singing the Blues One Step. Love it! I used the Kensington Black Gel Stain with Glazed Over to finish it. Such great products for beautiful finishes.
Not finished with these cupboards yet, but they’re looking great so far!
I loved this color for the accents on my plant stand. Looking forward to using it on some furniture! It’s a beautiful color!!!
I painted my white fireplace with this color and i love it. The blue really brings out character in the home.
Love the results!
Amy Howard paint is superior to any other brand. I've only used one coat so far and I'm sold for all of my projects.
Used Lady singing the blues as a base color on my bookcase project . Beautiful dark blue
Love lady singing the blues, the color is so rich and Smokey. I would suggest that it looks best sealed in wax, IMO. Matt sealer I felt took away the depth of the color. One of my favorite colors period.
Gorgeous color of blue. I’ll post a picture when I finish the dresser. Goes on easily and no odor
This is my first project and I watched the tutorials praying that I wouldn’t mess anything up. This paint makes it almost impossible to mess anything up. Along with the clean slate the paint goes on smooth and dries and gives a even smoother look. I can’t wait to finish and post the final look
Still working on this piece
End result Beautiful!
I also used the same color on my kitchen table and chairs. It’s a beautiful, vibrant blue. I finished with a clear wax on the kitchen cart and a matte clear coat on the table. The table looks a tiny bit brighter than the cart. Just love the versatility.
Love how easy it is to paint and clean up... I only use Amy Howard
I found this small hutch at an estate sale perfect to free up cabinet space for all my stemware. It was painted a high gloss cream color which was not right with my decor. I discovered Amy Howard's YouTube videos and decided to give this product a chance..so happy I did! Amy's helpful tips from her video helped guide me utilizing Clean Slate which was very effective taking off the glossy finish (took a little elbow grease and 2 applications). I chose "Lady Singing the Blues" which applied beautifully! Perfect consistency, drying totally smooth. Great coverage as I painted 2 coats and still have half the container. As this was my first time refinishing a furniture piece I thank you Amy Howard for producing an excellent, affordable product! Highly recommend.