Nursery Painting: Part I

Friday, October 19, 2007

Today was the big day! Finally got everything that I hadn't dealt with yet in the office into 3 boxes, that I will sort later. It'll help when we have our wardrobe assembled.

Margaret came to help Gonzo paint today. So my goal was to have everything taped off in preparation. That was the deadline that got my butt into gear. Last night Gonzo and I started at around 10:30 and finished at 12 midnight so that everything would be ready when Margaret came over to paint today.

We were pretty excited. New coat of paint. That's pretty much all you need to make you feel like you upgraded your home a huge step. Well, at least for me! The first strokes were laid on and we were excited about the colour Margaret 'counseled' us into choosing.

However, the excitement ended quite quickly. As they painted, some areas started to bubble. And when they would roll over it again - huge areas of paint would come off. What Margaret and Gonzo found out was it looked like whenever a plaster job was done for a repair, they wouldn't prime or seal it first (or whatever it is that is usually done when it is done properly), so the old paint is just coming off when you apply a new coat.

Now Margaret has spent most of the afternoon chipping and peeling off the old paint, wherever Gonzo and her have been locate some paint bubbles in preparation to do this properly. We're going to have buy another can of paint, and also primer now in addition to the poly filler we had to buy when Margaret started finding small and big cracks in the wall. It's getting harder and harder to get this done!

Well, of course it's disappointing to not get what you set out to do done in the time you think it's gonna take. But at least it's still kinda early, and not like the week before the baby is due. But what also does suck is that we have to retape the room again. :-(

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