I finally decided on my neutral color and I was lucky enough to decide just in time for a paint sale at my local Sherwin Williams! Score! They have this cool stuff called “Super Paint” that is color paint with a built in primer and guarantees to cover in two coats. Pretty awesome stuff. My only complaint is that the stuff is thick – like Elmer’s glue thick but it does cover evenly and nicely. I tried to call in a professional but there were none to be had! So my awesome parents took pity on their pregnant daughter and gave up a couple of days to help out ( If you figure how much time that is in writer’s work time it’s a LOT!). Being creatives they knew how much the green room was bugging me. =)
We first taped off the room, taking out time. Taping the room well is key to success, while it can be a long tedious process it’s worth all the effort. After taping we started by “cutting in” or painting the edges and corners. My Dad was on the roller while my mom and I did floor and ceiling edges – we each loaded up a Styrofoam plate with paint, and used a brush. The method seemed to work well for us. We worked on the beige walls first ( the color I used was “Kilim Beige”. I did three of the walls in this color. We did a coat before lunch and then another after wards and the green was gone!
The next day we worked on the red accent wall. I chose Sherwin Williams’ “Show Stopper” for the red. Tip: Have baby wipes handy if you wipe the Paint fast enough it comes off completely – handy when you are working with red! I had to take a picture as my mom painted over the rest the green! Ding Dong the Green is dead!!! Now to add some more personality to the beige walls and tone the red wall down a bit…. More on that later.
Special thanks to Tracy Hickman and Laura Hickman for painting my studio space. If you want to learn more about my parents’ and their writing you can check out my dad’s website here – TRHickman.com . You are of course familiar with my mom’s website – BakingOutsideTheBox.com But you can also learn about her writing career here – DragonsBard.com
Note: I wasn’t compensated by Sherwin Williams for this review – it’s my honest opinion. I bought the paint myself. =)