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post #796 of 1906
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
wow, nice. I couldn't even renovate a bowl of oatmeal.
+1

I've never even painted a wall
post #797 of 1906
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
+1 I've never even painted a wall
lame
post #798 of 1906
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
wow, nice. I couldn't even renovate a bowl of oatmeal. Emeco heritage chair? It's like a hertiage with a navy base.
they're original emeco navy chairs. a little beaten up, but perfect as deck chairs, and for work around the house. i could hardly operate a drill a year ago. i learned most of this stuff as i went, but i have a few carpenter/contractor friends that gave me pointers during the process.
post #799 of 1906
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post
lame

I've never used lamé paint either.
post #800 of 1906
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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
+1

I've never even painted a wall

I'll paint your walls for a fraction of the cost of a contractor. I can't gurantee a flawless job, but I can guarantee my US citizenship.
post #801 of 1906
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post
I'll paint your walls for a fraction of the cost of a contractor. I can't gurantee a flawless job, but I can guarantee my US citizenship.

The painting part is fun...its the prep work that sucks MASSIVE balls
post #802 of 1906
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
The painting part is fun...its the prep work that sucks MASSIVE balls

truly. spent as much (or more) time taping as i did applying 2 coats of primer and 2 coats of paint.
post #803 of 1906
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Originally Posted by otc View Post
The painting part is fun...its the prep work that sucks MASSIVE balls

100% true. I taped off a room I painted for hours and still the god damn paint crept underneath.
post #804 of 1906
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Originally Posted by SpooPoker View Post
100% true. I taped off a room I painted for hours and still the god damn paint crept underneath.
I've learned how to cut a line without taping...I am not perfect like a pro though so it is a tradeoff between a perfect sharp line that is not perfectly staight (in any given 1ft section it looks straight but on the whole it sort of wobbles) and a kind of sloppy taped line that has bleeds but is ruler-straight. Doing it without tape wins for me though since it doesn't require the time to tape and you can't pull up old paint (good if you are painting two intersecting colors so the paint is not fully hard) The one trick to taping that does work though is to lay the tape down, paint with the color that you just taped over (so the bleeding blends in) and then paint over that with the new color. For me the bad prep part is cleaning/sanding/drywall taping/hole repair...painting walls in old apartments that have previously been painted by careless tools is not fun.
post #805 of 1906
I can't get spackled holes to blend with the original paint to save my life. Other than that, painting's easy. If you fuck up, just paint over it again. Easy. Use Frog Tape guys. WAY better than the 3M blue crap.
post #806 of 1906
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post
I can't get spackled holes to blend with the original paint to save my life. .

Really? I''ve never had that problem. Do you use low lustre or glossy on your walls or something? Shouldn't be too difficult with interior matte.
post #807 of 1906
+2. buying a house made in 1889 is probably really smart.

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Originally Posted by gdl203 View Post
+1

I've never even painted a wall
post #808 of 1906
Some photos from my student apartment.
post #809 of 1906
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Originally Posted by osgood View Post

Some photos from my student apartment.

I like it.
post #810 of 1906
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Originally Posted by mharwitt View Post
Really? I''ve never had that problem. Do you use low lustre or glossy on your walls or something? Shouldn't be too difficult with interior matte.

This problem can happen in walls that have been painted poorly or very many times and have a pretty strong orange-peel effect (or it can happen in walls that are actually textured). The spackle sections will come out smoother than painted sections and the only perfect solution is to sand the whole wall to match.
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