I spent the weekend cleaning all of the trim with a mixture of water and TSP to ready it for the oil based primer I purchased. After painting all of the trim with said oil based paint and waiting for it to dry I happened to look at the back of the can. "Do not use TSP." Well poop. Strike one.
I left the house and let it dry overnight. The next day I drove to the local hardware store and used a $10 off $30 or more coupon to purchase a gallon of white paint to go over the primed sections. It was nice to finally be able to paint without having to wear a heavy duty mask. PROGRESS! I left to allow it to dry for another day or two. The mistake (or strike 2) I made in this was then going online and reading about how other people paint to make sure I did it right. Because according to the paint experts of the internet, I've done everything wrong. From paint technique to dry time to brushes used - everything was wrong. My boyfriend keeps trying to assure me what I did was fine, that the paint won't flake and fall off and that I won't ever have to repeat what I've already done. Frankly if it did start peeling off I would just embrace the whole haunted house theme and roll with it. I don't have it within me to start over and try again at this moment.
Today, because Sherwin Williams was running a huge sale, I bought 6 gallons of paint for the living room, dining room, and bathroom. If I'm lucky I might even get a bedroom or laundry room out of it! I plan on taping off the ceiling tomorrow so I can paint the molding at the top. After a nice dry time, I'll tape all of the trim and get those walls painted.
It's now officially 1 week until move time! SO much to do, AHHHHH!
My "New" House Blog
I've never purchased a house, haven't a clue what I'm up to, but I still plan on doing home improvement projects that reflect my personality and sense of design.
In keeping with my need for record-keeping, all of my achievements and mistakes will be broadcast here (preferably more achievements and less mistakes). Hopefully this will offer insight to those trying to do what I've gone through!
I came from a family that valued education. (For the record, getting a degree in design was not part of that "value in education" piece.) I pursued my degree anyway and now am pushing towards my dream of becoming a craftsperson, using the house I'm buying as a practice run!