Wednesday, March 24, 2010

When Life Gives You Lemons



That saying was running through my head all day today. Not only was I painting walls which I do not enjoy, but it wasn't going well. I managed to paint the first coat of the powder room just fine, despite the space being so tiny that it was hard not to bump the walls with the ladder let alone my own body parts.

The really lemony part of the day kicked in when I tried to prime the laundry room walls. I have worked so hard to get those walls ready to paint. I sanded them for hours to get off wallpaper glue and rough spots from the old wallpaper being removed. I finally decided good enough, they will never be perfectly smooth. I started to paint and the paint bubbled. I had to scrape it all off. Whatever kind of paint was originally put on the walls nothing wants to stick to it. I was beyond tears.

Sadly, there was no gin and tonic waiting to nudge me away from the edge. Happily, I happened upon this poster tonight which brought a smile to my face if not a return to sanity.

Via A Cup of Jo

4 comments:

Ms. Givens said...

You may need to have the walls textured and then paint.

玉苓 said...

Since it is the early worm that gets eaten by the bird, sleep late.............................................

Aly said...

Maybe it's oil paint that is causing you grief. If you have some at home do a little test in corner and see how it reacts.

jane said...

Thanks for the advice guys. I think it is an issue with oils paint and an incompatible layer of latex paint on top. Texturing the walls may be the solution.