Saturday, March 1, 2014

Paint in Progress

Master Bath Vanity
As you may have seen in the last post, everything was masked off. Once that was done they spray painted primer on all the walls and ceilings. With everything masked off, this made for quick work.

Living Room
I stopped by after work one night to see how the paint was progressing. They were using a sprayer to do the ceilings.

The air was thick with latex paint spray. The painter wore a respirator.

I didn't have one, so my time was limited to a about two minutes. Long enough to get a couple of quick pics.

Dining Room
After the primer and ceilings were done, they went to work on the wood trim. Again, having it masked off enabled the painters to use a sprayer.

Even the doors were sprayed. I liked the idea of spraying the trim and doors because it gave the woodwork a smooth, even finish. That's hard to do with a brush.

Dining Room
The bottom half with the wainscoting was sprayed white. The upper half will be painted Collingwood like the Living Room and Kitchen. We may change that once we move in and get a feel for the room.

Room Over Garage Stairs
Even the oak treads were masked off so that they could paint the stair trim.

Room Over Garage Stairs
The next step was to paint all of the walls using an 18" roller. This made for quick work.

18" Roller and Tray
I was thinking that "I need one of these". Then I thought, "maybe not". Mrs. OSH will then have my weekends booked if she changes her mind about the colors.

Guest Bathroom
The first coat was put on as a base with cutting in around the windows and corners done later with a brush. Then they will then go back and do the final coat with the roller.

Tools of the Trade

Now that everything is masked off the painters (DJ Rasmusson Paint Restoration Co.) are making quick progress. 

First it was painting primer over all the drywall to provide an even background color and give the paint something to stick to. Then they painted the ceilings using a sprayer which I’m guessing saved them a ton of time. After they were done with the ceilings, they went on and painted all of the trim work in place. They are painting the walls so this doesn’t hurt anything doing it this way. They also spray painted all of the doors giving them a nice smooth, even coat. Now they’ve broken out the rollers and started on the walls. 

We can’t wait to see what the finish colors look like in our new rooms.

Enjoy your weekend.


  1. I love all the trim details on your walls. I wish I could do something like that on my walls but they have a bumpy texture and I would need a truck load of caulk to fill all the gaps.

    I wish I was painting instead of scraping.

    1. Thanks. I'm lucky that we have contractors doing it because it would take me months of weekends with all those cuts. Crown molding might not be so bad on your walls. Wainscoting might be a different story though because of the texture. I like how yours is coming along.

  2. Cheers from one RI blogger to another! Your home is looking fabulous and I'm loving all of your choices. I'm sure you can't wait to move in.

    1. Yay! A local. Thank you for the compliments. It's been a lot of work.

      I'm looking forward to seeing the work start on your new kitchen. Remember, keep lot's of wine on hand. Open in case of stress.