Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Guest Room Paint Job

It took me FOREVER to choose a paint color after getting the new bedding for the guest room. Every paint chip I brought home was either too dark, too yellow, too...not right. I finally decided on Dove's Cry by Valspar but had it color matched at Home Depot so I could try out Behr Premium Plus Ultra - Paint and Primer in One. The new paint color is lighter than the previous color was so I thought it was a good time to give it a whirl. I was getting the room ready to paint and I found this:


A horrible patch job I'd done the first time I painted. In my own defense, it was the first time I'd ever patched anything. Anyway, it needed to be fixed because I was always trying to cover it up by hanging something up in that area. It's annoying to HAVE to hang something up. I enlisted Loren's help because obviously wall patching isn't my strong suit. In typical Loren fashion, he did some online research and found out that for our wall texture type there is a spray you can purchase to make things look brand new. Lovely! Here's the magic product -


The first step is to sand the old ugly patches up. Loren did an awesome job of that and I'm eternally greatful. I really really REALLY hate sandpaper. Even listening to him sand the wall gave me the heebie-jeebies. There were a ton of patches...whoopsie!


Once the wall is smooth, wipe it down and then it's time to spray the texture on the wall. According to the Loren it's important to do short quick sprays - like spray paint but don't continually spray. Also, you can adjust the thickness of how the spray comes out so testing it out on a scrap piece of wood or something is a good idea. We got the spray that comes out blue and dries white, cause I'm impatient and want it to be easy for me to know when I can paint it!

Finally, after getting the painting done...the wall looks AWESOME! I can't believe how great it turned out. It's hard to see but I think that just proves how well it worked!


And here's the completed room. I'm so happy with the end result. Well worth a Sunday afternoon of painting.

The color of the wall is best shown in this close-up pic below.

Now, I need to find some artwork for the walls and get the headboard made. Can't wait!

2 comments:

  1. Looks amazing! I didn't know that spray texture existed. I know a home a couple hours south of here that could benefit from that for sure :)

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  2. Spray texture? So cool! I had no idea it existed either - your room turned out GREAT!

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