Power of Paint

Posted by Ben Thompson on 03.28.09

I used to hate our living room.  It was all things 1960s - dingy orange wood paneled ceiling (and end walls), dark beams, a hideous front door, angular bookshelves, no light, and this silly step at the front door some architect thought would appeal to our mamalian den-dwelling need for security.  You get the point, it was a weird room.

Today, that's all gone...and it feels so nice.

The vertical grain bamboo floor, tile at the entry, new door, casing & millwork are all very nice.  But the most powerful transformation happened by merely painting the ceiling white.  Don't get me wrong, it took a lot of work, but it was so worth it.  We used an shelac-based primer and latex trim paint on the ceiling using our professional paint sprayer.  If ever using a sprayer one Thompson Tip for you is to use the most fine tip possible.  It will reduce the amount of paint coming out and this will reduce your drips & runs if you are not experienced.   There is so much light in this room now, even though we painted the walls a deep dusty gray.  The power of paint helps me to love this room!

Topics: Love Where You Live, paint, tip, bamboo, light, living room, remodeling