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@WPoS wrote:

@gopherhockeyfan7 wrote:

@Beauner wrote:

@Bertogliat wrote:

@Beauner wrote:

Holy crap, painting sucks.

It is the easiest and cheapest of home improvements.

Enjoy :lol:

If that sucks, don’t replace you water softener yourself.

Well part of what sucks is the trim. It feels like it takes so long but you cover so little actual wall space. :chainsaw:
I don’t mind taking the roller to the wall. That part you can actually see the progress :lol:

And I decided as soon as people mentioned soldering that I was going to hire out the water softener install. I’d rather be sure it’s done right than try to do it myself to save some money and have it backfire.

I’m right there with ya on painting. Feels like the trim and doors are taking decades. End result is looking nice though.

I hate painting with a fiery passion.

why would any sane person paint trim and doors? Why would you paint wood? :conf2:

As stated ^^ a good brush and you don’t need to tape anything you just edge.


I’ve never done it, but I could understand in some situations. My old house had former owners, not me, who were crappy painters and got white, sea foam green, orange, and brown paint all over the baseboards. I couldn’t find the baseboards anywhere so taking them off the walls was risky and left big holes as the baseboard came off, but the nails stayed behind. The house wasn’t worth a total trim redo.

The easiest option would be to remove, fill holes, sand, and paint. But I made sure that wouldn’t happen by installing wood (stained) windows.

Edit, come to think of it, I would have easily painted the kitchen cabinets in that house. The old cabinets were fine but ugly. Quarter sawn oak….blech. Busy and very ugly. I tried talking my wife into painting them. She wanted new. :shock: We had already priced ourselves out of that neighborhood. In the end someone bought it with the ugly cabinets.