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The Good News Is

March 31, 2005 | Home Improvement

The bathroom has walls.

And the bads news? The bathroom has walls that need to be primered and painted.

I have to say I hate painting, but at least there is nothing in there that I have to worry about so a few things are taped up and then its gonna fly.

The first coat of primer took me 4 hours last night. Tonights coat should take significantly less time but I’ll still have to go through and hit the corners with a brush which is what takes most of the time. The rolling goes quickly.

I’m sore today from last night. Mostly due to rolling the ceiling. But I did get a pole for the roller (hey, no wise cracks about that!) so that made it MUCH easier. I don’t know why I wasn’t using the pole the whole time. It made rolling so much easier overall that thing is never gonna leave my sight.

Well, off to work. My wrist is starting to get sore just from typing this so I can see today being an uncomfortable day in front of a computer. That is, If I can stay awake all day.

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  • I bought one of these paint sticks on sale for $12 or so, and it’s the best $12 I’ve ever spent. Even at the regular $25 price it’s worth every penny. It’s gone up a bit but seems to have extra parts now… how ’bout that.

    It doesn’t keep you from having to do the corners with a brush, but I did my living room ceiling (it’s a large room) in just over an hour.

    It might be something to keep in mind for the next paint job.

    John Pennypacker, March 31, 2005 6:50 am | permalink

  • Oooooh. I saw something like that at Home Depot last night, but ruled is as superflous. Now I think it just might be worth it…

    Shawn, March 31, 2005 7:10 am | permalink

  • Hey! I’m a painter! Pick me! :p

    joel schou, March 31, 2005 8:28 am | permalink

  • Joel, if you’d like to paint my bathroom I’ll even fly you out here to do it 😉

    Shawn, March 31, 2005 11:27 am | permalink

  • Gippy if you fly me there i will do it

    alden, March 31, 2005 11:34 am | permalink

  • Damn, you weren’t supposed to take me up on it!

    Shawn, March 31, 2005 12:18 pm | permalink

  • I also frame, do basic wiring, plumbing, do dry wall, and landscape

    Alden, April 1, 2005 9:14 am | permalink

  • *poke*

    tom, April 4, 2005 3:38 pm | permalink

  • *double poke*

    Joey B., April 5, 2005 7:47 am | permalink

  • i think it’s safe to assume that shawn is dead. probably got pwned by his dogs.

    tom, April 6, 2005 5:47 pm | permalink

  • Oh, didn’t know a poke mandated a response. Though I did giggle a little bit… does that count?

    Shawn, April 6, 2005 6:10 pm | permalink

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