Friday, September 19, 2008

prepping to paint

You know what you have to do in order to paint your space?
CLEAN IT UP. You know how long it takes to clean up after you've installed drywall?
A LOOOOONG time. Originally we had planned on sweeping and mopping the floors and getting our first coat of paint down on the floor tonight (we decided to go with paint instead of sealing it, or stain, or wood. We'll have some carpeting) But we couldn't because we had to do fifty other things in order to prep the space for a good painting like filling in the seams: Our cement floors have little gaps, so we had to caulk them in before painting. None of us are professional floor finishers, so it took us a little bit of time before we realized we should tape either side of the seam and caulk down the middle. It worked very well!
We spent a good six and a half hours in the space prepping for paint. We plan on going back tomorrow morning, putting another hour or two in for prep - then finally laying down the first coat of floor paint.
We'll be spending the rest of the weekend priming and painting everything else.

1 comment:

hemant said...

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