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THE FEZ MAN

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I know this sounds funny but I have decided beyond a shadow of a doubt I hate house painting, it's below my pay grade and a brush feels a bad in my hand as a shovel
 

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Why are you using a brush, shouldn't you be spraying the fuck out of it?
 

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I hate it too, that's why I broke down and paid a painter to paint this place. I did two rooms myself and that was enough.
 

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I don't mind painting at all, as long as I don't have to do it every day for the rest of my life. I worked for a custom home construction company (one that did everything in the process from foundation to roofing to painting) and the shit we had to do for these people with too much money was annoying... like having multiple colors in the same room that we'd have to cut in next to each other on a rounded corner.

Now I find painting relaxing, because the jobs I do now are much more straightforward and simple. I just throw some music or O&A on my headphones while I do it. In my opinion hiring painters is probably the biggest waste of money, because as home improvement jobs go it's the easiest one to do yourself.

The best tip for making painting easier... 75% of it is prep work.
 
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I have to do my house this year... luckily it it just the trim and doors as it sided in vinyl. Might borrow my buddies airless sprayer for the barn doors and garage doors though.
 

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I see why you paid someone, that can get frustrating.
It had more to do with the size of the house. But yeah we did a few two-tone rooms, and hallways were a different color. So they had alot of color breaks to contend with.
 

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It had more to do with the size of the house. But yeah we did a few two-tone rooms, and hallways were a different color. So they had alot of color breaks to contend with.

I've done enough painting to know rooms at most will have two colors for the wall and ceiling, but if so I'm also throwing up some crown molding.
 

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I've done enough painting to know rooms at most will have two colors for the wall and ceiling, but if so I'm also throwing up some crown molding.
Why? Thats more work than just painting the ceiling then doing the walls. Cutting in corners and baseboard is fucking easy if you use an angled brush
 

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I've done enough painting to know rooms at most will have two colors for the wall and ceiling, but if so I'm also throwing up some crown molding.
Why? Thats more work than just painting the ceiling then doing the walls. Cutting in corners and baseboard is fucking easy if you use an angled brush
 

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Why? Thats more work than just painting the ceiling then doing the walls. Cutting in corners and baseboard is fucking easy if you use an angled brush

Paint the crown molding before putting it up. Then fill nail holes and touch-up if needed.
 

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Paint the crown molding before putting it up. Then fill nail holes and touch-up if needed.
Yeah then you still got to run a bead of caulk top, bottom, and in the corners of the crown so it looks flush and seamless all the way around (I have still yet to find perfectly square corners where painted crown wouldnt require this). You are not saving yourself any work
 

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I have to caulk around all the trim just to finish it off and make everything look right.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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I went through 16 tubes of caulk in the garage, I still need to do the out side and the main garage door
 

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I have to caulk around all the trim just to finish it off and make everything look right.
Should do that before you paint next time. It ensures everything has a uniform finish. Caulk has a slightly different sheen than even semi gloss paint makes it stand out. You can also cut in a better line into the wall color that way
 

THE FEZ MAN

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My big problem was how I did the ceiling. I couldn't just roll it I had to caulk all the joints, also the 100year old steel case Windows had never been sealed so that took forever, next step is the floor......
 
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Paint the crown molding before putting it up. Then fill nail holes and touch-up if needed.
I'll prime and put one finish coat on pretty much any trim bits I put up... then fill holes then second coat to finish.
 

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I'll prime and put one finish coat on pretty much any trim bits I put up... then fill holes then second coat to finish.
Which is the only way I know how to do it. Putty caulk then finish coat
 
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Which is the only way I know how to do it. Putty caulk then finish coat
Luckily I have the room to prime and paint 16' lengths here... just set up the saw horses in the garage and paint away.
 

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Luckily I have the room to prime and paint 16' lengths here... just set up the saw horses in the garage and paint away.
When I did construction I ended up doing it outside most of the time for those lengths. But we rarely got them because we rarely did projects that needed that or my stepdad cuts them down at the lumber yard because we dont have walls over 8ft
 
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When I did construction I ended up doing it outside most of the time for those lengths. But we rarely got them because we rarely did projects that needed that or my stepdad cuts them down at the lumber yard because we dont have walls over 8ft
Pretty much all the walls here are over 8'... the living room ones are like 10' and the tack area future kitchen are about 14'. The ones in the bump out are like 8' ish.

Luckily scored two sets of scaffolding with wood/aluminum planks and I bought a contractor grade 12' double sided step ladder as well as one of those Little Giant ones... as that was the only way I could paint the stair case walls and ceilings.