We sprayed, we rolled, we trimmed, we painted by hand, we taped off, we bought too much paint, we inhaled too many fumes.
The walls were rough cut wood hung horizontally. We didn’t hate this room before. It just wasn’t “us”. We also love light. This room has 6 windows, but all the light was soaked up by all the dark wood.
We borrowed a sprayer and Dustin sprayed on Kilz. We used 5 gallons of Kilz on the walls and ceiling. We made sure all windows and doors were sealed up with tape and plastic. We also pulled out the face masks that we have so Dustin wouldn’t suffocate in the sealed off room.
While the walls dried, we gave the ceiling a second coat with the brushes to touch up and make sure it was all covered well. Then, the walls got another coat of sprayed on paint followed by a paintbrush to even it, smooth it, and make sure knot holes were painted and rough patches were covered.
I love to paint. I even ENJOY trimming with a paint brush. But, I hate prep work. Of everything we have done in this room, I dreaded the actual taping off of the glass more than anything! :)
They are also solid wood. They weren’t ugly. I had hoped that we could just leave them wood and paint only the trim around them. It was all taped up pretty tightly while we did the rest of the room. But, it needed to be done. So over the course of a few days, these got taped, primed, primed again, and then two coats of white. After I painted all 6 windows shut, Dustin got them opened and proceeded to paint them all shut again himself. Luckily, they are all free now, but what a pain! We were even careful!
Tomorrow, I’m posting how we did the floor. Dustin and I are sitting down in the morning to go over our materials list, the cost, and the steps to make sure that I include everything to show you how these two pictures really have have the same materials in them! :)