Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Ranch Journal ~ February 19, 2018

I've started painting the guest room. 
There's no turning back now.  

Smooch thinks I've lost my mind, and she's probably right.


I'm painting the trim first. Google insisted that I had to sand off the existing varnish 
so that the primer and paint will adhere correctly, but it also said 
I could use this liquid sander deglosser to do the work for me. 
The guy in the paint department at Home Depot seconded Google's opinion,
so I went for it.

The primer went on smoothly and stuck. So far, so good.
I'm trying hard to do this right and without mishaps, but in the end,
I am, and probably always will be, a terrible and very cranky painter.


I'm not painting the closet doors or the entry door, for now anway.
If my bent-over body recovers, I'll apply "Palais White" paint over the primer today.
I've yet to decide what color to paint the walls, but I have decided that 
this will be the ONLY room in the house with painted trim.
It's simply too damned much work. I'm counting on all of you 
to remember this declaration if you ever see me considering otherwise.