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Review: Behr's new Marquee™ paint is used to refinish a wicker end table

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Behr Marquee Paint and Primer

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I'm hearing so much about Behr’s new Marquee™ stain-blocking paint and primer that I wanted to try it and see how it performs when refinishing a small wicker end table.

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This poor little vintage table has been refinished so many times that I thought it might be up for another go around with a new paint in Behr’s Marquee line. Behr Marquee promises to be a paint and primer in one so it eliminates any prep work, which is a big time saver. So I just threw down a drop cloth and was ready to go.

The current color of the table, a minty green, doesn’t suit the room, so I swatched two colors on the wicker to see which one looked best with the burgundy and white French toile tiles that are on top of the table. (To see the swatches, please view the slideshow.) I tried Behr Marque interior matte in Chard and in Herb Cornucopia.

I chose the darker green, Chard, because it is more distinct from the previous mint green shade I was replacing. Because this piece has so many nooks and crannies, I used a variety of brushes from natural bristle to synthetic bristle and even used a couple of sponge applicators small to medium sizes. I didn’t mask off the tiles, so I had some fine brushes on hand, too. I counted on the fact that my hand would be steady enough to finish the piece without making too much of a mess on the tiles.

Now, normally, I would use spray paint on a wicker table like this because wicker is hard to paint with a traditional brush. So, to be fair, I don’t think any paint could really cover wicker in just one coat. Nevertheless, the Behr Marquee did a remarkably good job the first time around. I did, however, need to do a second coat, and then, a few additional touch ups here and there.

Even now, depending on the angle that I look at it, I still see areas that need more work because no matter how good the paint, you are always going to miss a spot. I do like the final look of the wicker table yet, I will plan on giving it another touch up when I get a chance.

Next up, I will try the Behr Marquee paint on walls and will use it when I move into my new home later this summer.

Behr Marquee Interior Paint & Primer is available in select The Home Depot stores and at homedepot.com/behr at a suggested retail price of $40.98 - $43.98 per gallon. Eight ounce samples are also available. The new line is available in matte, eggshell enamel and semi-gloss enamel.

For more information visit behr.com/marquee or like Behr on Facebook at facebook.com/behrpaint. You Tube offers many how-to videos here.

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