Power was restored last week. Can you guess what I’ve been doing??
Lesson #1: Primer is a necessary evil in life.
Lesson #2: You might think lesson #1 only applies to walls or large spaces, but in fact, it also applies to doors, trim, baseboards and cabinets.
Lesson #3: Especially in houses where the wood that makes up the doors, trim, baseboards and cabinets is a bazillion years old.
Lesson #4: Painting on wood that is a bazillion years old is the equivalent of painting on a sponge.
Lesson #5: Our rent house is approximately a bazillion years old.
Lesson #6: Those fancy paint rollers you bought won’t work too well on wooden doors with recessed panels or trim or baseboards or cabinets …. So make sure you buy a good brush, because you will paint it all by hand. ALL by hand.
Lesson #7: “Yes, ma’am,” said the Home Depot guy, “This is the best primer on the market today. One coat of paint over the primer should be all you need” equals BIG. FAT. LIE.
Lesson #8: One coat paint plus one coat primer plus one coat paint plus one more coat of paint because for pete’s sake I can still see the streaks equals a lot of fucking coats, all done by hand.
So, I hope today’s lessons have been helpful.
Kristie, the girl with the freakishly overdeveloped right deltoid muscle