I started on the living room two Sundays ago. My intention was to get it finished during the week but it was a busy week and nothing got done.
My goal for the weekend was to paint and if I got time to try to work on the woodwork.
The Sunday before:
First up…fill the holes. I use a great product called Drydex. I put it on pink and it dries to white.
Another product I HIGHLY recommend is a trim brush. I don’t paint a wall without one. I don’t use painter’s tape at all….just this trim brush. Seriously, don’t load the paint heavy on the brush and you’ll be just great without painter’s tape.
I use it for edging the trim and in corners. No other specialty brush is needed if you have one. It’s only just over $6 for a brush too!! I love all the time it saves when I don’t have to use the painter’s tape.
Craig was at my house at 7:30am…and he had me working at it in no time. If someone is going to help me paint, I’ll do most anything to keep them happy.
It took THREE coats of paint. I don’t know what the problem was. I bought the good Sherwin Williams paint too so I don’t know why it was like that. Craig was on the roller…I was on the trim brush. We both took breaks to handle the kids.
After the paint was finished we started in on the woodwork. When the guy did the drywall on our walls, he didn’t restick the tape so we ended up with lots of spots on the wood that looked like this….
I never worried about them as Kramer was always going to redo the woodwork. Well Kramer is not here and I can’t redo the wood like he was going to. I have to settle with what I can do….
So, I found this. Goo Gone: Latex and Paint Clean Up
I highly recommend it as well. See??? Continue reading