Saturday, June 4, 2011

A sponge masquerading as a wall.

So today is day three of priming the walls of one room.

Yes, I said three.

I think that these walls are just disguised as that...they really are just sponges. Really, really dry sponges.

Off I went bright and early to my local big box home improvement world to buy more primer.  Last week I managed to get half of the room coated twice.  Why only half, you ask?  I was praying hoping that it wouldn't need more than two coats of primer before I can put a roller in a tray of REAL paint.  Not that it would have made a bit of difference at that point, I realize now.  Once I put that roller to that wall, I was all in!

The thing that is taking me the most time are getting into the nooks and crannies of the d#@* knotty pine paneling.  I keep telling myself it's going to be beautiful when it's done.  Right now, with two coats of primer, not so much.  I'll take some photos tomorrow of the transformation so far; it does look a thousand million times better, JUST with primer.

I'm googling paint sprayers.  Digging into crevices of darkness with a brush is not my idea of a good time.  Give me a can of spray paint anytime!  OOOhhhh...the thought of being able to spray the room quickly and in one coat gives me goosebumps!

You can't wait for that blog entry now, can ya?  


  1. Hey Donna, have you looked into sprayers? I may be erroneous, but a couple years ago, someone told me that you have to get the real expensive ones. It HAS been years though! I'm SO excited for you!! Can't wait to see your new place!

  2. I did Kay...the info I got was that the inexpensive ones were a waste of $, and I'd have to tape/tarp off EVERYTHING I didn't want overspray on. So, I've been doing it the old fashioned way. One room is D O N E! 1 1/2 to go! Pics to come!