Bought this set for my son's condo. Wasn't sure what it would be like when it arrived as the box the table was in looked like it had been through a tornado and the table was falling out of one end (shame on UPS). After opening it there were several surface scratches on one corner of the table, but decided not to return it because that would take several more weeks and the next one might be in worse condition. Which brings me to the paint...it looks good, but the scratches were not deep so the paint application is very thin. Other than that, it's not a bad little set and fits well in small spaces.