Painting the kitchen

OMG! The perfect day to open the windows.

Painting is something I do well. The painting part is the part I like doing most; I really don’t like the prep all that much. Frankly, I truly wonder who does. Give me a brush and I can generally paint a straight line, so much so that I don’t enjoy looking at the demarcation between ceiling and walls in most situations since I really prefer the work that I have done. Wednesday found me attacking my kitchen job that I wanted to do in the fall.

I had the ceiling paint and also the paint for the walls. Given that we have tumbled marble as a backsplash, there is not a lot of wall to be done. I decided, for once, given that my time to do jobs like this is fractured by my schedule at Oakton and with taking care of the grandkids, to do it in stages.

I decided to do the ceiling and get that out of the way. My issue was that there was a spot that had been damaged and repaired that concerned me, a reason to paint and make it look less obvious with another coat or two. I took a chemical sander, which I don’t overly like to use; it is a ‘liquid sandpaper, and wiped down the ceiling. It is supposed to make the surface greaseless and less glossy, more likely to accept the new paint. Luckily it was a good day to have open windows.

I quickly painted the trim, the area on the perimeter of the ceiling and around the light cans. Then I rolled the rest. At first, it looked really good, then as it was drying, I questioned it, as I always do. Now, over an hour later, it is looking more uniform. The question is, shall I recoat. I was, after all, painting white over white. My guess is yes, as I have the paint and another coat is easy, at this point.

This weekend, I am hoping to attack the walls. For now, recoating the ceiling is still up in the air, or rather above my head.

About Richard Koerner

Sixty something, father, papi, educator, organizer, Francophile, traveler, amateur photographer, gardener, cyclist, kayaker, calligrapher, cinephile, reader, and overall renaissance type human being.
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