You KNOW that Bubba's on here...
02-12-2012, 07:48 PM
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here...
Powell Buff (Benjamin Moore Regal Wall Satin)with white enameled trim (BM Semi-gloss enamel-Super White) and BM Decorator's white on the ceiling.
Throughout my years in college and teaching I painted with an contractor and on my own, and being slightly alpha and maybe possessing bit of an obsessive compulsive disorder, I found it came natural to me to paint meticulously well. The herniated discs and trouble trying to run my own outfit in addition to a full time career led me to the point of stopping.
About once every six months, when the spirit moves me I take on a painting project at home. I pace myself. It's much easier in the long run as long as you're relatively consistent.
Here's the secret to getting the job done with pleasure and to everyone's satisfaction. This is what inspires me; everybody has a different style or angle so feel free to add your mojo.
This is how a painting contractor thinks:
Even a small room is going to take two days. (I usually plan this over a vacation)
I look at the space and envision the finished product (the scuffs, fading, discoloration, dings of the former paint disturb meI figure out what ladders/equipment I'll need and assess what I may already have and what I may have to purchase.
I determine how much paint I'll need. Usually 2-3 gallons per room.
Put on some great music and have a cup of something to sip on as you work. Some "Red Apple" can be nice too.
Fill in holes (joint compound, small container) or imperfections. Caulk.
Everyone likes to skip this which is one of the reasons why it won't come out good. use a wet sponge to smooth out when it has dried (on small stuff you can do it while it's wet!).
Prime all bare wood, sheetrock, joint compound repairs with Kilz or Zinzer Water based primer. If there's bleed through a little alcohol based primer will do (usually not necessary).
All of this can take from up to an hour to a day. trust me-it's worth it.
If the walls are filthy, or greasy wash first with a solution recommended by the paint store. You may want to prime the whole thing, in which case have them tint the primer the same color as your paint Get set up on a drop cloth with all of your paint, roller and pole (better leverage and much easier on the arm, back and wrist). Roll out vertically from top to bottom and bottom to top. Moveing over slightly as you go along. Back roll to take out any "heavier trails of paint, usually on the edges of the roller. As you run out of paint on the roller it becomes easier to smoothen out the surface.
Time for more paint.
Rolling goes fast. My rule is one wall to about 2 inches from the ends, 3 from the ceiling followed by a coffee break. All four in about 2 hrs for a normal room.
Repeat for the second coat. A lot of people skip this important step thinking "one coat covered fine." Never. Look at it in the daylight, turn all the lights on, bring in an extra spot. Two coats should cover unless it's a tough color but I've rarely had to do three.
Cut in your first coat and call it a day. Know thine hand. if you can cut neat and straight, fine, otherwise use some blue painter's tape for a straight even line. Take your fine wife out to a nice meal. The next day assess and give the second coat.
Coat your trim and back coat and smudges, etc.
When you call it done, clean up all your stuff and put it away. Nothing worse than the lingering paint job with stuff out for two weeks.
After a couple of days it looks fantastic, the room gets put together again-usually with some creative beautiful touches from the Mrs.
and everyone's happy!
I dread it but get a fantastic endorphin rush when it's done.
"It's the fire that lights itself."
How I get inspired to clean or do yard work...
"Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then."
"Try to catch the deluge in a paper cup."
"Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
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RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - zenjen - 10-23-2010, 03:04 PM
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - zenjen - 10-23-2010, 09:45 PM
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - zenjen - 11-30-2010, 12:34 AM
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - chickenhawk - 04-29-2011, 06:11 PM
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - chickenhawk - 04-29-2011, 06:19 PM
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - chickenhawk - 04-29-2011, 06:52 PM
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - chickenhawk - 04-29-2011, 07:07 PM
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - chickenhawk - 04-29-2011, 07:16 PM
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - chickenhawk - 04-30-2011, 06:51 AM
RE: You KNOW that Bubba's on here... - VincentUlyssis - 02-12-2012 07:48 PM
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