Monday, 21 April 2008

[Progress.117] Feature Walls

At the request of my little princess, we bought a 2 litre pink paint from Bunnings on Saturday (19/4) to paint a pink feature wall for her.

Before we start, we did some test with some masking tapes and found a problem with the cornice. The paint came off straight away when we removed the tape! The painter must have only applied single coat of paint on the cornice, what the !#$@#$*!

We then started first coat of painting with some masking tapes protecting the wall and cornice.... that was a mistake. Why? Because a single masking tape is not wide enough and we keep accidentally painted on the other wall...we should have at least 3 of them for the wall, right next to each other to be wide enough to provide sufficient protection from amateur painters like us...

After about an hour of trial and error, finally got the first coating done... time for a break.

This is what it looks like after everything done and cleaned up... except some red marks on the cornice and skirting boards which we will try to remove them later...

Guess what, after the fun experience wife wanted to have one in our main bedroom as well... So we did it again on Sunday and this time it finished much quicker and with the much wider masking tape, there wasn't any marks on the surrounding walls and cornice. Problem is, the colour is a much brighter one and this makes the not-so-professionally done edges a lot more obvious.... Need to work out a way to get that fix soon...

2 comments:

ask said...

Your little princess must be very happy now. It's a nice pink.
I'm not so sure about your choice in bed room though ;)

- devank

Allan said...

You will be in trouble if my wife saw this, devank.....