I’m gonna let you in on a little secret. Kids love to reek havoc on walls. In particular, our little whirlwind, Atlas, is adept at scraping and dragging things along the wall as he either attempts to avoid a diaper change or just see if his Duplo block can pass through the drywall at breakneck speed. We’ve done a lot of painting lately so let me show you how the Olympic One paint has held up so far.
Here’s Atlas’ room. All pretty and and idealized. Take a look at the changing mat. Pretty close to that vintage car pic and the “It’s OK” banner, right? Atlas thought so too. This is what it looks like when a black picture frame gets dragged across a white wall about 70 times a day.
On the flip side we can look at it as a lesson for Atlas in creating perfect circles. And although the damage looked substantial to us, it wiped right away. Lana applied mild elbow grease and a Magic Eraser and it was taken care of. I’m sure it’ll be replaced by new skid marks soon, but that is the price we pay for form over function in a toddlers room.
The living room has held up really well. I made some fun scuffs on the wall when installing these floating shelves.
Once again, a little Magic Eraser and all was right in the world. It’s also worth mentioning that Lana agonizes over shades of white. The living room and mud room got Olympic One “Delicate White” which I really like. The dining room got a white called “Snowy Mount” which actually has a bit of lavender color in it (especially evident during sundown) which we weren’t expecting, but has grown on us. Atlas’ room is “Horseradish”. 3 coats of Olympic One on each room without a needing a separate primer layer got the job done quickly. Let’s peek at our apparently slightly controversial mudroom.
This room has been a joy to walk into everyday. Lana and I love it. A bit labor intensive. More of those black spots are hand done than not.
Flowers never hurt a room either.
The dining room paint has held up well. Admittedly it doesn’t see the high traffic of the other spaces, but the walls still look great and await some picture hanging decisions from us.
All in all, Olympic One paint has been #uptothetest. There are only a handful of strange humans out there that truly enjoy painting walls, but if you gotta do it you might as well have quality product on your roller.