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My wife decided this past weekend we are painting a 27'x16' Great Room with cathedral ceilings and our 12'x20 ' Kitchen dining area. Tonight I moved everything to the center of the Great Room to start there. Masked off all the base board and tarped the floor. Done at 7:30, need to shower and have dinner.
My questions is, does anyone on VOTH like doing this? Is it just me that I dread painting! My wife doesn't mind it as long as I am helping. I am not sure what it cost to have someone come in and paint, but I am not sure if it wouldn't be worth it. Has yhad someone they paid to paint for them? Do you have an estimate on the cost for this size of rooms? Two different colors, one Great Room and one shared wall in Dining area in a light shade of Green and coffee (tanish) color in the Kitchen and one wall of dining area.
400+ sq. foot front room? Is this a subtle brag thread?
I like painting but I hate taping everything. We need to paint the outside of our house this spring I'm actually going to try to get by just watching him do it this time. I will do the low stuff but I don't like ladders that high.
I hate everything that is involved with painting.
No JW, why would you think that? Do you know anything about me? Is someone going to wonder why lurkers don't post on here again, seems obvious? Do you think a 2-10 x10 bedrooms 1-12 x 12 bedroom 400 Sq ft Great Room and kitchen dining area for a total of 1,300 Sq foot including 2 baths and a laundry room and it's bragging for a family of 5?
Misty~ I just dread the painting. I like doing little "projects" like electrical wiring, laying tile, dry walling things like that, it's just the primping and painting and clean up, the whole thing just makes me cringe. I would like to make it more "fun" like the other 'projects" but I don't, wish I could.\\
I agree perk, I was really looking for something to pick me up and say this can be fun, but I can't come to grasp with anything.
I too flat out hate painting ihawks. My wife always tries to spring it on me this time of year too. I have to put my foot down, like that goes anywhere, and say, why would you want to do this at a time of year when we can't open the windows and doors and get some fresh air?
Sometimes that works.
Before there was space or time there was rock and roll.
Haha, I've done the same thing and tried to find some fun in it. There's just nothing there.
It is fun once the taping is done.
Lets just put a happy little tree right in the corner...
Great Idea Wiser, but it only covers 1 small corner.
Lighten up, It's all in good fun.
And if I never have to paint anything again in my life, it will be too soon. Horrible, awful activity.
Ya i got nothing for ya either, I hate painting but I can lie to you if that would help
Gold medals aren't really made of gold. They're made of sweat, determination, and a hard-to-find alloy called guts.
Sorry Brad, just checking out if anyone has anything that can make it enjoyable, after more than 40 years I can't find anything that makes it seem fun. Probably as misty has said, I'm the one doing the masking and throws and it is not fun. Then the cleaning and picking up doesn't excite me either.
I was hoping someone had something.
Roller each others nekkid bodies and make passionate love in the paint? Too much work for me but some may like it.
I hate painting, but I do know a lot about it. And staining.
"A good burn is like good sex. It's simple, to the point, and leaves your victim totally destroyed."--Kenny Drebsen
Get 3 or 4 of your buddies, and tell them you're having a painting party. You supply the beer and food and they help you out. It will go faster, you'll have some fun, and it would be cheaper than hiring it done.
I dread painting.
Luckily between her not minding it, and not liking the results of my painting, i dont have to so much of it
Here's what to do:
Step 3: Paint
"I was brought in here to change the culture. I'm going to coach with passion" - Fran McCaffery.
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