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Dutch Boy recently sent me four gallons of their new Refresh line of paint to review.  The Refresh line is made with baking soda and boasts: "Eliminates Household Odors.  The first and only paint with Arm & Hammer ® odor-eliminating technology that beautifies and eliminates odors at the same time.”  It also has zero VOC’s so is very safe to paint with.

One can not review the paint without talking about the brilliance of the design of their container.  It is a no-mess can with a pourable spout!

They sent me a fan deck and I got to choose my colors. I chose Antique White, Lake Champlain and Fountain of Youth for my color choices.  I am getting quite the mileage out of my free paint.

I brushed it on, rolled it, and used my paint sprayer with this paint.  The paint is a bit thinner than my normal brand so I was shocked that it had great coverage. My only complaint is that I was expecting a little more sheen on their satin.  I think I should have chosen a semi-gloss instead of a satin since I like a tiny bit of gloss on my furniture projects. But I will say this was by far the EASIEST paint to use in my paint sprayer.  There was no need to thin and it sprayed so evenly. Waaaaay better than my current brand that I have to thin and sometimes sputters. The best part was that I painted during the day and by the time I went to bed you could not even smell the paint.  I have never had that happen with ANY paint. I would totally recommend Dutch Boy Refresh.  Two IC thumbs up from me.

Here are the projects I used Lake Champlain on (Click on the pictures to be taken to the post).:

My Aqua Armoire IMG_0438

The Little Bird Lamp


The frame of my Subway art piece


I used the Antique White on the following projects:

Stained and Painted End Table


My Upholstered Bench SeatIMG_0015

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  1. Fun! I am supposed to be getting some Dutch Boy paint, too! I just took a long time picking out my colors. I did think it would be here by now, though. How long did yours take to arrive? Can't wait to blog about my projects. Love the blue! And I really like your take on the subway art project!

  2. THe color is great and I love the projects that you did with them!

    The pour spout on paint is always so helpful! And the less stinky the paint the better in my opinion!

  3. I'm going to be doing a painting project at the end of the summer, and I'll seriously consider using that paint! 🙂

  4. Beckie,

    great job on all the projects! Love the arrmoire and the bench, somehow I missed that cute little lamp post.
    I hope to be doing a review as well. Can you remind me what kind of sprayer you have? I want to paint my kitchen cabinets, and if I could SPRAY the doors outside, that would be sooooo helpful! Thanks a bunch!

  5. OOOOO honey! Looks like the color I picked out for my powder room! 😀 You're going to love painting it for me, right? ;D

    Love ya dearly,
    Yo Momma

  6. Love your projects!!! Thanks so much for the paint recommendation. I'm going to have to try it. I just painted our living room, and it smelled like paint for almost a full week.

  7. Great colors. What is the Fountain of Youth shade? Do they make it in a body lotion?

    I noticed with another paint that the satin was flatter then it used to be.

  8. I love what you did with that armoire, Beckie. 🙂 The bench looks great too!

  9. I'm thinking I need this for my boys' bathroom. Eliminate odors? It would be a miracle if it did.

  10. I love the container! I think I already gushed about your color choice ~wink~

  11. Kinda off subject of the kind of paint, but what kind of sprayer do you have? All of the repainting looks so great and smooth!

  12. Nice! Love your armoire. I'm actually going to be reviewing their paint soon too. Trying to pick my colors right now. Now I'm super excited to try it!

  13. I gotta tell you: I tried the Refresh paint 3 times. I will not use it again. Each paint color had issues. The person mixing the paint (seasoned people) couldn't get the paint to come up with the right color. Each time!!! And the paint was VERY thin…made it VERY messy to paint. I did like that it didn't stink, but i'm passing from now on.

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