Friday, December 2, 2016

Prepping For Paint

The wood trim in the upstairs of this farmhouse has been stripped three times, scraped in some places and then sanded with 80, 120 and 220 grit sand paper. The walls have been spackled and sanded several times while the closets have been refined and simplified structurally. Vacuuming is constant. First the trim is primed and sanded, then the walls are painted before the final color paint is added to the trim. Most doors are stripped, primed, sanded and painted before hanging. The windows were taken apart to restore and paint partially.

After all of this work picking the right paint color seems critical, and now that the floors are mostly refinished the choice was much easier. Benjamin Moore White in a Matte finish next to the amber colored old and interesting floor boards (we have decided that this floor can also be saved with sanding and sealing instead of being painted white) will be beautiful. The trim will be Restoration Hardware's "Ash", but the adjoining dressing room will be entirely white.

All of the equipment in this room was necessary to do more than a month of work after hours and on weekends, prepping for painting! Next week the floor is refinished here, so we are repairing the floor now.

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