After letting the mud dry, it was time to paint.
But before paint can go on the walls, it is very important to apply primer.
I learned from Wayne the mud man that if you don’t prime your walls then the drywall can suck in your topcoat of paint and actually change the finish of your desired hue. The seams that have joint compound could reflect the nice eggshell finish but the drywall portion can turn flat.
And let’s face it…flat isn’t something that we girls or boys prefer. Unless it comes to abs.
So that is why it is important to pick a good primer and apply it liberally to your walls before painting.
It’s also important to make sure you have good helpers.
And that you clean the floors and walls of any dust that may have settled.
And finally, make sure you mix your primer really well.
Oh – and I almost forgot to mention how important it is to swoon over your painting partner.
Even if his workshirt does have a hole.
Just makes it easier to suck in that manly scent of manly manliness through your flaired nostrils.
Oh – and try to recruit family members.
Like little sisters named Lori that are easily pressured into slave labor.
And don’t forget to encourage lighter child labor laws.
It’s about time this cutey started earning his keep 🙂
He is always expecting to get things for free.
Well Cole, food doesn’t grow on trees, ya know.
Oh – and you guys can guess what comes next?
Gotcha. It’s not flooring time yet.
That is just us getting that hardwood acclimated to the humidity and the temperature in the basement.
Next is PAINTING!