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The Hobbybox Inactive Member04 Nov 2012 11:08 a.m. PST

Continuing painting the house now all the plastering has dried. Spent the weekend 'cutting in' on the dining room and lounge. I am REALLY beginning to hate painting!

On the plus side, really liking 'Frogtape' (low tack decorators tape), making life alot easier on some bits.

britishlinescarlet204 Nov 2012 11:20 a.m. PST

I love painting….very cathartic! Whack some groovy sounds on the sound system, crack open a tube and away you go…..

Prince Rupert of the Rhine04 Nov 2012 11:32 a.m. PST

I can paint the eyes on a 28mm human yet I can't paint a bloody great wall without getting paint on the ceiling and vice versa…..

I really don't like DIY much….

The Hobbybox Inactive Member04 Nov 2012 11:45 a.m. PST

Wall and ceiling painting aren't a problem for me, but I'm so Bleeped text picky I get really wound up if there are any imperfections.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Nov 2012 1:04 p.m. PST

I can't paint anything above 25mm – never been able to finish a 54mm figure, for instance. As for walls, even using a number 2 or 3 brush instead of a normal 00 or 000 it just takes forever.

GarrisonMiniatures Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Nov 2012 1:04 p.m. PST

I can't paint anything above 25mm – never been able to finish a 54mm figure, for instance. As for walls, even using a number 2 or 3 brush instead of a normal 00 or 000 it just takes forever.

Cold Steel04 Nov 2012 4:42 p.m. PST

I enjoy painting rooms. It is cathartic, like BLS says. Buy the plane ticket and I'll come help you out.

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2012 5:44 p.m. PST

Second worst job other than packing up and moving.

Personal logo Ditto Tango 2 3 Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2012 6:20 p.m. PST

What cold Steel said.

The cutting in is the part of painting I detest too, Hobbybox. It's more fun where you are putting in new baseboard and door/ceiling moulding. But it's nice once you start with the roller, I find that very relaxing.
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Tim

The Dozing Dragon04 Nov 2012 6:54 p.m. PST

Decorating is time to put audio cassettes / CDs on. I hit the BBC version of Lord of the Rings and lose myself completely.

The Hobbybox Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 12:09 a.m. PST

Buy the plane ticket and I'll come help you out.

You've no idea how tempting that idea is!

Got to add all the new skirting and moulding once the painting is completed. Will be painted white, so no issues with trying to paint the caulking when I apply that. None of the walls are truly straight anyway, so caulking will definitely be required.

Prince Rupert of the Rhine05 Nov 2012 3:29 a.m. PST

No house I've ever lived in has had straight walls made laying our laminate floor in the lounge ……interesting

stenicplus Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 5:22 a.m. PST

Pre-primed MDF skirting and archetraving was a Godsend when I did ours, saved all the sanding as there was no raised fibres from to worry about not to mention saving on priming too.

Remember, only you notice the imperfections. Furniture and pictures will draw eyes and people will not check lines and joins… unless of course they are gamer or decorator mates who will then be merciless *grim*

Plus caulk and gripfill hide a myriad of mistakes, especially those left after coping the internal corners on the skirting!!

Personal logo taskforce58 Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 6:13 a.m. PST

Putting paint on the wall is not a problem. The real problem is all that extra steps I have to do to avoid putting paint on places that I don't want to paint.

Personal logo richarDISNEY Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2012 9:05 a.m. PST

If I was local, I'd come over to help.
I love house painting. All of my pals seem to call me first.
beer

skinkmasterreturns26 Nov 2012 9:33 a.m. PST

True what stenicplus says. My wife insisted on some crown molding,and I quickly found that I suck at making cope cuts.After hanging the molding,there were big gaps in the joins.I ended up sculpting the profile with putty and sanded it.Once paint was applied,a casual glance will not reveal my handiwork.

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