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Old 03-01-2011, 10:34 AM
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After my basement reno, I was given the task of taking on upgrading some of the rooms upstairs.

That was almost two years ago (the first year was a break to relax and enjoy the man cave; the second has been utter procrastination). To get myself in gear, I made myself a deal that when I finish the tasks, I'll allow myself to rebuild my poker tables and sell off the originals. Now I have a goal.

Since I've got a few things I'll be working on for a while -- painting, new flooring, etc. -- and they're really smaller jobs compared to a basement reno, I decided to put anything of interest in this one thread instead.

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Patching the walls in the kids' rooms. The youngest has a number of dings but the eldest... well, this has to be seen.

The left wall had push-pins holding everything from posters to mini-sticks to pucks; the window wall had words and names scratched into the paint.



The right wall was another party of dings with a circle scratched into the paint. The kid still doesn't know why/what he was drawing at the time.



He wants a team colour on the wall but, annoyingly, Home Depot -- the official carrier of NHL colours -- is some 5 years out of synch with his favorite team's new colours. We've tried matching to paint chips but it's just too far off: home shades are so pastel and safe.

Instead, we've ordered the other half of his room's decor: a fathead logo to go on the wall. Once we get that, we'll do a colour match on that and go from there.

I did a mock up to ensure he was going to be happy with the results.

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Kids these days...
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Old 03-01-2011, 12:14 PM
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CAPS! CAPS! CAPS! until the playoffs, then we're one and done.
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CAPS! CAPS! CAPS! until the playoffs, then we're one and done.
Yeah, it's almost like they need a regular season coach, and then a play off coach.
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BTW, wet sanding for the ...
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Good luck with red....its gonna take a few coats

I already have a rule with wife & son
NOTHING gets tacked/nailed or attached to the walls without my approval
Wifey already put up some of that "non-stick" little adhesives & they were discoloring sons bedrooms walls AFTER I just redid the whole room
Prior to redoing his room she put up some of those "easy to remove adhesive" hooks to hang something up
When removed they peeled the paint off the trim
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C A P S CAPS CAPS CAPS!

I'd try to convince him to do an old school caps. Like they did for the winter classic. the stars could go all the way around the room with a capitals logo somewhere in the middle. Save yourself from all the red paint.



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the window wall had words and names scratched into the paint.
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I know *I'm* already angst-ridden: working with red paint sucks. This may be my own fault/inexperience with bright colours and primer...

The walls in both rooms were primed with two coats and seemed good enough to go forward. I've put down three coats of red and the underlying base is still showing through: bright areas of primer on patched drywall contrasted against darker areas where blue previously existed. Compare that with the other room's single coat of beige/brown and it's apparent that two coats will be nice (three, if we really feel like it but probably unnecessary).

Research suggests red tint actually thins the base paint and makes it more translucent. Suggestions are also to either tint the paint red (which makes it pinkish and possibly less effective) or grey (better under-coat coverage and helps with darkening, as opposed to white primer).

Rather than continue with 6-8 coats of red (and not being sure it will end there), I think I'm going to reprime with a grey-tinted primer. I'll put down 2-3 coats until it's a perfectly even surface and then start with the red again. Based on how I've seen it go on a dark background (the less-than-perfectly primed blue wall), it should look good with a 2-3 coat coverage because the primer coat is even.

What a wasted weekend...
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I HATE red paint!!! I discourage every person that asks me!.... Good Luck
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What brand paint are you using ?
Hint: Behr sucks
We used a pinkish primer & probably 3-4 coats of Behr red

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