Monday, February 24, 2014

Paint Prep

Paint Swatches
A - Guest Bath
B - Master Bedroom
C - Master Bath
D - Living Room, Dining Room, Kitchen

Masking off the Cabinets

Nail Holes are Filled and looking like a bad case of Measels

Windows are All Masked Off

Misty Memories
Benjamin Moore - 2118-60
Like a long-ago memory, this light, misty shade of gray-lavender is soft around the edges.
The above from the BM website - Who thinks of these descriptions?
Colors from My Perfect Color

Silver Lake
Benjamin Moore - 1598
This color is part of the Classic Color Collection.
Is that like a Classic Car? And who names these colors?

Rockport Gray
Benjamin Moore - HC-105
Steeped in tradition, the refined, elegant colors of the Historical Collection deliver timeless color that can be used in traditional as well as contemporary spaces.
When I think of Rockport, I think of fishing. And fog.

Benjamin Moore - OC-28
These timeless, elegant, Classic Colors guarantee beautiful, usable color all the time, every time.
In their other job, they write for Hallmark.

(These colors actually have more color than the gray that appears above. Not sure why I can’t get the true color.)

The painting prep has started with the nail holes being filled with putty to be sanded smooth later. Last minute electrical outlet additions have been installed and popped screws and random holes in the sheetrock are being filled and sanded. Also,windows have been masked off and the kitchen cabinets have been covered and taped off.

Paint choice can be difficult particularly in a new house. Having never spent a night or a full day there as the sun shifts through the windows we decided to play it safe. Not to mention the fact that the builder gave us up to four colors (not counting the white trim) to choose from made it a little difficult. Each additional color was going to be an additional cost of $250. I’m not sure if they do that to keep it from getting too crazy with colors or just a way to make additional money. I’m guessing it’s probably a little of both.

So we (OK. Really? Like I had any say at all.) decided to go with Benjamin Moore’s Rockport Gray for the Master Bedroom, Silver Lake for the Master Bath and Misty Memories for the guest bath. For the rest of the house we decided to go with a neutral Collingwood. I don’t think the fact the same color will be used throughout the remaining rooms will be as noticeable given the different levels of lighting in each room and hallway. Plus the dining room will be white on the bottom half with the wainscoting. 

Once we get settled in we’ll most likely repaint the two front bedrooms and perhaps the dining room and/or kitchen. We’ll see how it looks once we’ve moved in. Whenever that may be.

Enjoy your week.


  1. I like the colors. Rockport Gray is one of favorites. I don't know the other's personally but they certainly seem friendly. They probably charge extra because each color change requires cleaning the equipment, especially if they're spraying. That wainscoting is going to be beautiful.

    1. Thanks. We really looked at the colors deeply to try to get the right ones. In the end we decided to go with the neutral Collingwood in most of the main areas and the two front bedrooms with the thought that we could always change them later.