I completed a project over a year ago with this beautiful turquoise paint and loved the color so much, I used it for two more projects. I certainly had enough paint left over and didn’t see the need in buying more paint when I could use what was left. This turquoise color is called Safe Harbor from Olympic Paint and today I’m going to give you a review of this paint and how it has held up so far for these particular projects.
I purchased this small can of paint at Lowe’s for a little over $10 a year and a half ago. It’s an exterior paint from Olympic called ICON and I have had a good experience with it. Not only has it gone a long way for these three projects, it has held up very well outside on my outdoor buffet and my front door. Although my front door doesn’t get wet with rain since it is covered, my outdoor buffet has been through rain and snow. It still looks great and is easy to clean!
My outdoor buffet and chalkboard mirror would definitely be the best to review this paint. This is the project that was painted first, a year and a half ago. It is still bright and beautiful! This has been one of my most viewed projects on my website, and I really think it’s the turquoise color that makes it stand out.
Since I still had plenty of paint left in my quart can, I decided to use it for my front door project. I wanted a turquoise front door and since this color looked so good against the brick on the buffet, I knew it would be the perfect front door color. I could have gone with another color I suppose, but I loved Safe Harbor…and I am so happy with the way our door looks now!
After finishing the last two projects using two coats of paint, I still had some left. I recently posted an update about my fireplace makeover and showed that I had used Safe Harbor once again to paint the backs of my bookshelves. It really gave them the pop of color they needed. My fireplace and the built-in bookshelves really stand out now!
I guess it would seem there’s too much of this one color in my house, but these projects are spread out from each other enough, you don’t see them all in one place. The turquoise actually looks much darker on the bookshelves than it does on the buffet and the front door.
So, my review of Olympic’s ICON Exterior flat paint is definitely two thumbs up for the projects I have completed! I am pleased with how far this paint went between three projects and how well it held up. I would definitely recommend this paint for these type of projects, although I haven’t used it for larger exterior surfaces that are completely exposed to the sun. However, I can tell you it has done well in cold and wet weather conditions.
To learn more about Olympic ICON Paint and read more reviews, visit them on their website…http://www.olympic.com/products/paints/440/olympic-icon-exterior