|A tiny spot of pretty|
|My neat office. NOT|
|The haze was everywhere!|
I had barely finished a small corner of the basement when my sprayer started to suck air. Uh oh, I only grabbed 3 buckets for the entire basement and I'm out already!! My father-in-law came to take a look, Apparently the hose doesn't go to the bottom so, it still had at least 2 gallons left. Phew! We poured in more from a different bucket and kept on going. Why don't they come with longer hoses though? I'm sure there is a good reason though since Graco has the best lead engineer. (They are the best sprayer out there, and I'm pretty sure that being my best friend in grade school, and living in Brown Hall is the only real qualifier needed for 'best'.)
Wow another winding thought train. If you think this is bad, you should have seen me on Saturday. Even though I was suited up and wearing a respirator, I still had to step outside at one point and get some fresh air for a few hours before heading back in to finish up.
With the Oil Based Primer Sealer finished, we let the house air out all night, and I suited back up the next morning for the top coat. This went much better than the oil. The mask didn't irritate me as much that day, and I only had to stop for water and rest. Working above my head 2 days in a row, I thought I was sore. Then came the clean up.
accent color behind some of the shelves. Then I grabbed a scrub brush and a mop and cleaned the floors. I changed the bucket often, and still had thick water most of the time. It also wiped me out. I spent several hours at this chore, and several hours later can still attest to the fact that was worse than painting over my head. On a side note it does smell a lot nicer than the primer though.
long 3 days of work, but I am really happy with how bright everything is. I haven't even changed out the light bulbs yet for ones without paint haze. Amazing right? Did you Labor this weekend too? Or did you help the MN State Fair break their all time attendance record, or something equally as fun?
Here are some obligatory before and after photos.
Cost Run Down of what was purchased:
15 Gallons of Oil Based Primer $106 (After rebates, and gift cards)
13 Gallons of Antique White paint FREE (Rebate)
3M personal respirator $20
Head sock $2
Frog Tape $5
All other materials I already had or borrowed.
Total OOP $133
***Update I've continued to work on this area.