I’m painting again… This time I’m painting my first floor because the builder put in light colored flat paint. In my kitchen. In my half bath. The mudroom. Office. Living. Family. Dining. Not happy to be repainting but I can’t wipe oven splatters off the walls so this needs an upgrade. Sad and a ridiculous expense to have at this point, but we’ll make it work. If you didn’t see my prior post, I used Valspar Color Connect to help me pick out my colors… it’s a free service where they help you chose colors. Very helpful!
Needless to say, I decided to NOT prep the walls by sanding or washing as you’re supposed to because the only way to get stuff off was to scrub the walls, and then obviously that ate into drywall. I didn’t see much of a choice, and fortunately painting over everything worked fine.
Want to see how bad the walls looked? These are the two walls near my son’s old computer desk.
When we were at Lowes, I found this Wagner WallPerfect SMART Edge Roller. The price on Amazon currently is less than what I paid at Lowes, but those prices change so I’m not sure that will stay consistent. This tool has really poor ratings on Amazon, but we had EXCELLENT luck with it. We were able to use it for all the cream in my coffee paint (wish I’d had two so I didn’t need to tape for the blue paint too) and no taping was required, with the exception of putting tape over the outlets. I suppose we could’ve skipped that too and just gone around with this tool, but it’s so little tape and it’s a lot faster to use the bigger roller.
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