Tuesday, October 14, 2008

The Close Up

I determined, after the fact, that because the walls are textured that this probably wasn't a good idea. CRAP CRAP CRAP CRAP!!!


Trisha said...

Don't you hate painting textured walls? We never had them until we moved to Texas and so I am learning how hard they are to paint. Someone did tell me that you should put tape on, paint over the tape with the original wall color, and then paint with the stripe color. I tried it once and it worked pretty well. of course, the tape took off some of the original paint but I think that was a whole different issue!

Accidental housewife said...

Once upon a time my daughter Fallulah decided she wanted red walls. We painted her walls red. Not just red but RED. It took about 10 coats of RED paint. I hated them, she moved out and I still had red walls. Then she moved home and guess what? She didn't want red walls anymore. Guess who got to paint the red walls. ME! I hate painting and will turn into a Shrew when I'm painting.

April said...

A friend of mine paints stripes in her rooms too. I asked her how she did it and she said she uses the laser level to help her tape evenly, then she applies a tiny strip of clear caulking at the edge of the tape to keep the colors from running due to the wall texture. I know. I should have told you this earlier. :)

Melody said...


Maybe if you taped the colored part and used a dry paint brush with just a bit of white paint on it (not drenched with paint)and reapply the paint, letting the paint dry in between coats, maybe that would work.

I'm so sorry! I hate it when big project (especially ones I hate!) don't turn out right the first time.

Good luck!

Karen Deborah said...

CRAP your right! primer, and solid color walls. ummmm solid is good.
sorry, looks like it was a lot of work.

Angela said...