Interior house painting has commenced! Finally!!!
Starting with our living room/entry way. I’ll give you a brief tour.
You know what is a royal pain-in-the-you-know-what???? The tiny grooves in the laminate that the paint roller doesn’t penetrate. So each groove has to be HAND PAINTED in. Sooooooo tedious. I HATE tedious!!!!
Ask anyone. I am the worst house painter ever. I’m neither patient nor meticulous.
OH GROSS!!!! Olive ceilings + lemon yellow walls, begone!!!!
OKAY here are my handy painting tips!!!
Paint roll a W shape + fill in the remainder of the shape! Very efficient + quick!!!
The next day, thaw the roller out for 15-20 minutes + voila!!!! Good to go!!!
#3 – Trim guards!!!! I vow to never paint without one again!!!! In the beginning of my endeavors I asked Jeff about using painter’s tape. The response was, “Painter’s tape is for wussies!!!”. Now I know why. Stick a trim guard under your baseboards + paint away with confidence mis amigos!!!
#4 – Go + purchase a Mastercraft Work Platform before you start painting!!!! “DO WHAT??!!” you exclaim.
I’m telling you. You won’t regret it! The bench allows you to scoot along the length of the platform + paint as you go. As opposed to a ladder which forces you to paint, move, paint, move, paint….you get the picture. This bench is a lifesaver!!!!!
This tip comes from the wonderful Martha Stewart. Here are more of her painting tips here. People may hate on her, but her publications have sparked countless useful ideas!!!!
Makes for a real purty, sparkly clean brush to start your new day with!!! Oh, the little joys!!!
That’s all for today, folks!!! Keep close to your monitors for more painting escapades to come!!!