interior painting

Most people don’t hesitate to DIY when it comes to interior painting. It’s not that hard, right? Well, here are some of our rookie mistakes/unfortunate happenings…

The tape peeled paint off the trim, which we hadn’t repainted, so the paint wasn’t even fresh.

Paint on the door frame and windowsill in the bathroom.

Paint on the ceiling.

So, we have some touch-ups to do. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We did learn some good lessons. First of all, how you apply the primer does matter. I was pretty willy-nilly thinking it wouldn’t show. Some spots do. Secondly, when you apply spackle matters. (Hint: NOT after priming.) And finally, when using tools to cut in (on the edges and such), make sure there’s not a sharp demarcation. Smooth it all out and blend with the rolled on paint. I was a little willy-nilly during the first coat as well, and it was apparent. Our closet looks pretty terrible. Oops! Thankfully, Mark did most of the actual room and it doesn’t look too terrible. ๐Ÿ™‚

While we’re no experts in interior painting (although Mark, his brothers, and his dad painted the entire interior of his folks’ home when they built it a few years ago! What a money-saver!), we are awesome AWESOME at picking out paint colors. ๐Ÿ™‚ This is Smoked Salmon by Olympus. It’s no-VOC, so it didn’t smell!

The baby’s waking from her two-hour(!) nap, so until next time….adios!


About maggie

thirty-something. working on life.
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One Response to interior painting

  1. danardoyle says:

    Major bummer! I once painted an aunt’s bedroom for her. I used masking tape instead of painter’s tape. When I was finished painting, I pulled the tape off and the paint came with it! Yikes! I feel your pain!

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