paint it back (not black)

This is not a “motivational” post. If it was, the topic would be the rising cost of heat and the hole in the wall. Or, the amount of time it takes for a can of paint to ruin versus the relaxation effect of a master bedroom with completed walls. Maybe even the benefits of completing the promised game shelves. No, this is just a general word of advice based on personal experience.

Doug occasionally gets a burst of inspiration and begins a home improvement project. During one of those bursts, we decided Noah’s room would constantly progress toward a “castle” theme. When we chose the paint, I whined and pleaded for a textured paint that would either give the walls a stucco appearance or enable us to later make the walls look like castle blocks. Doug agreed and fought with the multiple step paint until the walls had a bumpy texture that looks really interesting. Although I would like to make progress on Noah’s neglected room sometime soon, I am stuck on what the next step should be. Don’t tell Doug after all the work he put into that room, but I hate those textured walls. Evan has done some art work on the walls and it is impossible to scrub those walls. The walls are really good at catching dust and holding cobwebs, but any attempts to wipe the debris just cause more fibers to stick to the walls. It might be possible to vacuum the walls with a brush attachment, but I have neither the equipment nor the upper body strength to vacuum my walls. Since I think it would require sanding to remove the texture, I think we are stuck with the textured walls. Thinking about textured walls at your house? Don’t do it. Just say no.

2 thoughts on “paint it back (not black)

  1. We had “stucco” walls in a couple of rooms here. Our bedroom wall looked like the top of a meringue pie with all those peaks.

    We went with a high gloss paint on one wall that wasn’t too “deep” with the texture and that sort of worked making it so that we could sponge down the wall.

    The bedroom? We actually had to take out the wall and put up new Sheetrock (but in our case the wall was 100+ years old so that is why sanding wasn’t an option)

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