Ok, so I actually painted the master bathroom over a week ago. It’s sad, but true. I’ve been so busy, and never seem to have my camera and camera cord with me when I had a free moment.
But here we are.
Before I started painting, I had to get rid of these weird bumps all over the bathroom wall. It was as though the last coat of paint went on over a very dirty wall. You can see it more distinctly on the grey patch of wall I test painted here:
So I did what any gal would do. I busted out my sanding sponge.
Note how good my manicure looked before this process began. Because by the end, it was paint-splattered and chipped. 😦
Anyway, I gave every square inch of wall space a good scrubbing, then rubbed it down with a paper towel to get the gross stuff off.
Once the walls were cleaned up, I could paint. I ended up choosing Behr Premium Plus “Amazon Stone.” Our bathroom is small, so I started with a quart of paint and ended up covering all but about a square foot with it. So all in all, it took me about a quart and a half, which was still cheaper than a gallon. So I can deal. That’s good paint, by the way. I really would’ve been ok with just one coat, but to be safe, I gave it a quick second-ish coat and it looked beautiful.
Oh, but wait. Look closely, because I came across a problem spot when painting.
Dubs tee eff, guys? No matter how many times I tried, paint just wouldn’t stick to this spot. It was as though some waterproof something or other had been applied there. And assuming it was some rogue caulk from the sink, I got my sanding sponge back out and went to work.
It worked. If this ever happens to you, and you suspect that it is rogue caulk, I can tell you: it sanded off pretty easily and I could definitely see the thin grey film peeling off as I sanded.
Voila! Crisis, averted. This spot was now ready to be painted, and the paint went on without a hitch. Though I will say, I’ll probably borrow my mom’s caulk gun and pipe a new layer on, because no matter what I did – painters tape, sanding, etc.- the wall-to-sink paint line wasn’t even going to come out smoothly.
Purty, ain’t she?
Stay tuned! Because this weekend, we hung towel racks! It was mind blowing! I’ll post that in the next day or two. 🙂