This is my second post about walls in the last few weeks (weird). I don’t know if my fiance and I are just idiots or what. We’re redecorating our super boring bedroom (with the help of the amazing Iris Interiors LLC) and we’re doing the painting ourselves. Everyone we talked to said painting a room takes like 4 hours. It’s been four days of torture! In our defense, the ceiling hadn’t been painted in about 40 years and the decades of cigarette abuse (from previous tenants…not me) was out of control. The first paint had no primer in it, so it was disastrous. I never painted a ceiling before and with the inaugural swipe, I looked up and a blob of paint just fell right into my mouth. Surprisingly, it didn’t taste bad. After hours of hardcore arguing, we finished a second coat on the ceiling. Now it just needs a few touch-ups.
We took out the air conditioner so it’s been easily 100 degrees in here. I bribed my sister and her boyfriend to come over and help us on night two. I concocted an ingenious idea to avoid heatstroke and minimize damage to any clothing. I painted in the skankiest, oldest bikini I had (more acceptable than being naked). When my new favorite couple ever strolled in, I was standing in the kitchen, double fisting beers, 90-percent nude, covered in paint, with Mad Hatter hair. And I hadn’t showered in 2 days (yes I slept covered in paint). My sister gave me the greatest WTF is wrong with you look of all times. It made all of my labor worth it.
I don’t know if it’s normal to take this long painting and if we ever do it again, I hope we’ll have some skills to make the process a little easier. However, we’re in the home stretch. Baseboards, a little edging, and some ceiling fixing and we’re done! Half a day?
On a positive note, it’s actually a pretty good workout. I did a 90 minute hardcore vinyasa practice in my also un-air conditioned living room prior to painting the other day and now I feel like I ran a marathon. I’m going to be like Popeye up in this bitch.
P.S. Stephen Cope had a samadhi experience while painting a house. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.
How long does it take normal people to paint? I’m not having any of this four hours nonsense.