"My partner has a big allergy to non-low-VOC paint, so it was very important to him to get a paint that was low-VOC, particularly in a large painting area. Both our living and dining room was to be in this color, about 800 sq ft of painting. Particularly since this was on sale, we stocked up on a few gallons of this paint.
Secondly, I think everyone should tell about their project, like what color you're painting and what you're painting over. Different paints work differently on different surfaces and with different challenges. Our project was fairly simple. The color underneath it was a chiffon yellow. We changed it to "Restrained Gold" (SW 6129). It's a pretty rough surface, pretty textured. We use the matte finish.
I was pretty darn happy with this paint. It's fairly expensive, but on sale it was reasonably priced. Quality was very important, because of the high visibility of the areas we were painting. We wanted to go with a flat finish, but matte is the "flattest" that comes in this paint. It worked out fine. The matte (I'm told) is a bit easier to clean. As as I mentioned, a low-VOC paint was most preferable.
The paint went on quite easily. It's a textured surface, and the matte hid most of the defects in the surface. It definitely needed two coats, but that was it. We ended up buying way more than we needed. I assumed that 800 sq ft at two coats meant at 400 sq ft per gallon that we'd need 4 gallons (or at least three). Nope. We mostly finished two coats with 2 gallons. We are fine with the third gallon just for keeping around if we need to touch up later, but the fourth was completely unnecessary. (Pro tip: If it goes on sale, it's completely fine to buy it and not get it tinted. You can go in later and have it tinted for free, or even return it if you don't need it.)
It does have a slight odor. It's something of an acetate smell. It did give me a temporary headache, but if I had a fan on, it was fine. It does dry very quick though! I found out I could do two coats in an afternoon. It makes the painting go very quick if you put on two coats in the same day. I always thought you had to wait until it dried dried dried, but as long as it's reasonably dry, you can paint a second coat. Saves you from cleaning out all your brushes between coats. After it dries, we didn't notice any odor, and my headaches went away too.
For a low-VOC paint, it worked out pretty well. I'd recommend it."