We've lived in our new home for just over a year and it's time to paint! The living room is currently two color and not as light as I require to get through an Indiana winter without feeling like I'm living in a cave. With that time of year fast approaching, I'm in the mood to trim out our home.
I love home trimming projects because I love to make things functional and beautiful. I also really enjoy the process of planning a good project. This room's trimmings will include patching and painting, installing window moldings, changing out light fixtures, and changing furniture layout.
I've measured the room and used a paint calculator to estimate the amount of paint & primer needed. I've chosen Valspar's Oatlands Yellow, sampled it, and I'm ready to patch some holes.
I recently saw a technique for patching wall holes that gave me new hope! I can't stand lumps of spackle under my paint! No matter how much I sand, it's not until the last coat dries that I seem to see how bad a job I did. Grrr! So here's the tip: use a hammer to dimple the hole, and its edges in. Then when you plaster, it will be completely flat. No rough edges. No mounds of spackle. Smoothing the surface is much easier and painting is so satisfying!
I can't wait for a fresh, bright room! Pictures still to come.
Do you enjoy home painting?