I have been painting like a crack-head for days on end. Oh man, am I ever sick of painting. Bear with me, this is going to be a rambler of a post.
Last time we left off, I had started painting the paneling. I had primed all the walls and new battens with Zinsser Bulls Eye Zero, and everything seemed to be going smoothly.
And then I made a fatal error that cost me a full day of scraping and sanding.
Instead of priming the windows, I deglossed them with TSP. It clearly stated on the bottle that it can be used as a deglossing prep to painting, so I went with it.
This was actually a combination of two problems. First the new paint didn't stick to the previous paint, and the previous paint didn't adhere well to the original primer. I discovered this as I was sanding and scraping my 12 hour old paint job. Argh, talk about frustrating.
I'm not entirely sure why the original paint job blows because in this case, everything failed -paint and primer. So it's probably a combination of poor prep and product. When we built the house, I used Benjamin Moore's new Eco Spec line, because it was one of the few very low VOC paints available. I have since heard that they had real problems with that line and I definitely would not use it again.
So I started again with this. This is not how a new house with only one paint job under its belt should look...
Never fear though, because...taaa daaa, with the instant gratification of following a blog, this is how it looks now.
And I even got the ceiling painted, it's Benjamin Moore's Caribbean Mist in Eggshell.
I took down all the painters tape yesterday. I have a ton of touch up to do. Dark colors are really unforgiving, especially over a light one.
Here's a side by side that really shows the transformation. Right now, I'm kind of too sick of this bathroom to be excited about it, but I will be once I take a break from it.
My older, Ethan, is off on a solo visit to his aunts' in NYC. I'm jelly. Kit's summer program is over so we're going to be hanging and looking for sun, it's fogust.