Saturday, December 15, 2012

Painting - Our new house & Parents' new house

My life has been a blur of painting lately.

Last week we painted our new house.  More Lessons learnt.
  • Do not try to paint over a dark grey with a light color
  • If you are going to do it PRIME first
  • No matter what your eyes tell you about under tones of yellow, grey etc. Artisan White is just another type of white
We chose the Artisan white because the place is so small and needs a light color.  But if I had to do it again I'd choose just a tiny little more color.   We ended up doing 3 coats of paint.  Mostly we are done except for one room and the hall way which only has one coat.  These we are waiting until the bathroom renovations are done because thing might get scratched.

Tomorrow we are going to prime Mom and Dad's basement.  The same renovator is doing their basement and he's giving up money off for doing the painting.