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The New House... #2: Closing is scheduled...

Blog entry by ryno101 posted 10-15-2008 10:40 PM 2011 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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Got word today from our mortgage broker, and in the interest of getting this done ASAP, we’ve moved up the closing date to Friday!

This is great, not only because I can’t wait to be the proud owner of a new place, but also because it almost doubles the window of time I have to be able to complete all that needs to be done.

I’ll be getting in as soon as this weekend to start working. First steps will probably be trash removal and some small demo work. I’ll hope to get at least one room prepped for paint, including wallpaper removal, skim-coating (or patching? Depends on how the walls look once they’re stripped) sanding the walls and trim, and masking off the room.

My plan is to do all the prep work for paint throughout, then do all the painting in one fell swoop.

A question for y’all…

I’m weighing my options for painting. I’ve got to decide between:
1: Buying a sprayer and masking like crazy, doing all the interior walls with the sprayer
2: Getting a roller attachment for the sprayer, cutting in by hand and then rolling with the power roller or:
3: Doing all the painting by hand.

I’ve got a pretty good amount of experience with interior painting, I worked as a painter for about a year, so I’m pretty quick, but I’m wondering if the sprayer increase in speed will be offset by the increased amount of prep?

I’ll try to post some updates early next week to recap my progress over the weekend.

-- Ryno



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posted 10-17-2008 06:06 AM

Ryno, congrats on the new place and closing, always a great feeling.
As for painting, I think it depends on the room size. In my current house, we have always used rollers and hand painted due to the small size of the rooms. However, I recently resided one outside wall and instead of hand painting with brushes and rollers, I bought a heavy duty sprayer from da Borg. My reasoning was that I still have several outside walls that will need to be resided and painted, so the sprayer will be more efficient way to paint, prep work not withstanding. And second, our new place in Oregon has much bigger rooms with higher ceilings so the sprayer is the way to go there as well. I don’t know if that helps, but that was my reasoning behind going with the sprayer. Either way you decide, I wish you the best of luck.

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