On Painting a Ceiling

A ceiling had to be painted. It was time. I’m guessing more painting will be in my future. Somebody had previously marked up the ceiling with some type of poster glue and a bunch of random roller strikes. I do really mean random. Home Depot is located just down the street. I picked up a can of basic white paint. They had a ton of choices. A staff member at Home Depot was able to shake the can using a machine.

At the time, it seemed like a good idea to try out a new type of roller. I picked up one of the higher end 9’ rollers with wacky blue lines on it for semi-smooth surfaces. Apparently, the lines help you know when to add more paint to the roller. I’m not sure how much the lines actually helped. It took two coats of paint to cover everything.

At some point today, I’m going to have to venture upstairs and finish painting where the ceiling meets the wall. It should only take about 20 minutes, but it needs to happen today. All of the new furniture should arrive on Saturday and the room needs to be ready. Matching the paint to the trim has been a challenge. I’m probably going to have to repaint the trim, closet doors, and main door within the room. That will probably require a trip to get more pain from Home Depot.

I spent about an hour painting the trim boards on the floor. It was an interesting task. It all worked out in the end. The carpet still looks ok.

Painting in progress


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