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Adventures in Painting

Posted by Steve on September 08 at 11:01 am
Office Colors

Office Colors

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!!!!

How NOT to use a paint sprayer

How NOT to use a 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:

The details are important!

The details are important!

Rolling the first coat of orange

Rolling the first coat of orange

Painting makes you tired!

Painting makes you tired!

Can anyone relate with your own funny painting experiences? Or are we just crazy? ;)

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  1. Kevin
    Kevin says:

    Look at Steve… Sleepin’ on the job.

  2. nutmeg
    nutmeg says:

    Yes painting is a challenge, I painted my walls a very light pottery color and did a sponge treatment on a few walls. I wound up with pink side boards so I went lighter. Now it looks great but I had to do the sponge thing three times before I got it right. Then I painted one kitchen wall a tobassco orange. Its bold but I like it. I still have the bedroom to go which I have a sea foam blue color. Have you woken Steve up yet. Ya’ll are really funny. Meg of Megs-gems

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