Adventures in PaintingPosted by Steve on September 08 at 11:01 am
Picking a color palette for your office can be fun–but doing all the painting is a pain! When we were looking for an office, we picked a space with big walls suited for bold colors. We spoke with an architect, consulted with a color coordinator, buried ourselves in swatches, and selected a palette that felt like Lima. Check out the colors on the right.
That was the easy part… now we had to fight with the existing wall colors, fake wood paneling, rotting ceilings, and still work on 8-hour day. We thought the easiest way to deal with that was…. a commercial-grade paint sprayer!!!!
It turns out that paint sprayers are only effective if you read the directions (and don’t forget the carbide sprayer tip), or else you’ll get a big blob of paint like the picture above. Talk about a downer at midnight! Here’s a video of Kevin spraying for the first time after we figured everything out:
We spent every night for 2 weeks scraping, taping, priming, and painting until the office was done. Looking back, it was a lot of work but worth it all. Here are a few more pictures of us painting at night:
Can anyone relate with your own funny painting experiences? Or are we just crazy?