Sunday, September 14, 2008

One, two and three.

1. After one coat of paint the wall is no longer the colour of a ceiling that has sheltered a heavy smoker for 20 years.

2. After two coats of paint, the holes Nick repaired last night are no longer visible.

3. After three coats of paint, and a careful clean-up including a long time spent on the carpet with a stanley knife, the walls are bright and clean. We are satisfied and ready for the new bookshelves.

5 comments:

  1. Refreshing! Positive vibes and happiness to you and your newly painted home!

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  2. I wish I loved to paint because oh I love the cleanliness..sk

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  3. pretty good - three coats! well done! my house also sheltered a smoker, but as it was vacant for a year, I couldn't smell anything. Boy, when I came to clean the ceilings, did I know there'd been a smoker here. It's almost impossible to scrub the sticky tar off the ceiling. The first time I tried, I skinned my hands and wrists with the neat chemicals and scourer.
    So... can I inquire - how much of the goop did you get off before you slapped the paint on?

    great idea for the blog. someone suggested I write three things I was grateful for each day. I kept up that habit for a while. Was even gonna start a blog... but I didn't. Must start keeping that list again.
    Best wishes
    Jenny
    Australia

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  4. Jean -- we painted it white.

    Jenny -- I didn't mean there actually was a smoker. We were painting over that tobacco-stain colour, so I'm sorry, I can't advise.

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