They should consider painting to be a sport. I like to think of myself an experienced painter. But this weekend kicked my you know what. I’ve clearly turned into a wimp. I’ve lost my edge. I painted my bedroom walls and trim and now I could sleep for days. And my shoulder is still sore. #pitypartyforone
I started working on the trim probably a week ago, but it was taking forever. I have 4 doors and a window in my bedroom. I’m blaming the doors and windows for making it take so long.
I even used two new products that were promised to shorten the time it would take to finish the project. And I’m still whining!
My original bedroom had dated oak trim and greige walls. As part of the One Room Challenge, my plan was to drastically change my bedroom walls. The white trim was a given. The recently updated rooms in my house all have white trim. The black isn’t a surprise. My office is black and my guest bedroom is black with a white bed, all white bedding, and white furniture. My office is actually the same, with all white furniture. Well, my bedroom furniture is all dark. Yikes. So now I’m adding more white to it. I know I’ll get more used to it, but right now it’s still pretty, er dark.
Back to the two new things I tried…
The first, is Behr’s new Marquee primer-paint in one. I bought the color Leather Limousine in Satin. This product promises to cover in only one coat. Well, shoot. That’s all it took to sell me on it. It costs about $43 per gallon, about $10 more than the Behr Ultra primer-paint in one. That product promises coverage in 2 coats. I wish I could say that the Marquee actually followed through on it’s promise, but it didn’t. It took two coats. But it is pure black paint, so I would have been shocked if it really finish the job in one coat.
That’s Toby in the bottom left. He’s one of my two cats. He follows me all over the house, so I should be surprised that he snuck into this photo.
The second, is the HomeRight Paint Stick. The lovely ladies at HomeRight sent me one after I met them at Haven. I was so excited to try this tool. I had heard great things about it. It took me a little time to figure out how to use it. Then I loaded it up and went to town. Until I started knocking into everything. Damn. I couldn’t move my furniture out the room, so it was super crowded. I was climbing over dressers and up and over my headboard. At times I was standing on my headboard, holding onto the top rung of my canopy to reach the corners. No wonder my shoulder hurts. If you use one, be prepared to spend about an hour cleaning it. I would suggest using your bathtub to take take it apart and get things soaking while you run water through other parts. There are two roller options for the paint stick. One with 3/8″ nap, the other is 3/4″. It’s not a soft roller. Looking back, I think having a super luscious roller probably would have helped the paint go on thicker. Oh well. You live, you learn 😉