Painting Your Walls As You Stay At Home
It’s Friday the third of April. I and my family have been staying at home. At about 5am in the morning, I was awakened by the noise of my 3 little boys playing a video game. My husband and I were forced to get out of bed; we came downstairs to prepare the kids for the day.
We bought SandtexPaints last week before the stay at home directive from the President. Since my husband and I were instructed to work from home, we could not go out to a SandtexPaints Experience Centre to purchase the paint so, it was delivered to our home which was very thoughtful (That’s what I love about SandtexPaints). The paint colours were Sandtex Lagoon Blue for the boys’ bedroom and Sandtex Hot Toddy for the guest bathroom.
After having breakfast, the kids went and put on their overalls, as did I and my husband. Yes, this was something that we were going to do together as a family. My husband and I met a representative at the SandtexPaints Experience Centre who gave us some fantastic tips on painting walls. We knew what to do. These were the tips my husband and I were given:
- First, we made an inspection of the walls in the boys’ bedroom, and no paint was peeling, there were just smears. That’s why we chose a dark colour as opposed to the current white.
- Next, we gave the walls a quick wipe-down with a damp cloth so that the paint would have a clean, dust-free surface to stick to.
- Next, my husband and I bought some rollers because according to the SandtexPaints representative: The more texture your walls have, the thicker the nap you’ll want on your roller cover so, that it can reach into crevices and give complete coverage. the rollers cover more space. You’re probably wondering what a nap is. Well a nap is the body of the roller, this tool is used to apply the paint to the surfaces. My husband and I chose to go with a thin nap.We were also advised to buy high-end painter’s tape to seal out drips and blurs.
The next thing the representative at the Sandtex Experience Centre told us was:
- To protect anything we did’t want painted. My husband covered the floor and furniture in the boys’ room before painting, while I taped plastic bags over the light switches. To save time my husband took the two older boys to paint the boys’ room while I went with the youngest to paint the bathroom. It was hell! And it was fun, you know how children can be. My youngest son and I managed to paint one of the bathroom walls before I eventually gave in to his begging and pleading to watch TV instead. That took us about an hour. One of my other sons came to assist me, and we continued painting. We started painting at about 9 am and had finished the bathroom by 2pm. We let the rollers do the work so, there was no need to use much pressure. We used an extension pole so we could reach the maximum amount of area with the least effort — and without straining our backs.
My husband was not done yet, he had one wall left to paint. So I went to help him. The five of us eventually finished painting the bedroom by 4 pm. You should have seen how the boys’ room looked, and the bathroom. We had fun as a family.