In the last post, I showed you how this room turned out. With the help of a lot of paint (and primer), it's clean and white and bright!!
When I knew I wanted to paint that wall white, I wanted to be sure there would be NO BLEED THROUGH on all that knotty pine. If the wall turned out partially white with little yellow spots all over, it would not be a good look. So I contacted Rustoleum and asked if they'd like to team up on my fireplace wall.
They said yes, and sent me 8 gallons of BIN Primer, and High Heat Spray Paint. I've used it in every room we've painted so far - a little goes a loooonnnngg way! Here's the makeover of the fireplace screen.
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This primer is shellac based, which means it's the very best at preventing stains from seeping through the paint. It also means it's stinky! So take precautions and use a respirator if you feel it's necessary. (I hate wearing a mask, but sometimes it's just a good idea!) This primer also goes on without sanding - it sticks to everything! And it dries super quick, so you can just keep working. I also used it to prime my kitchen cabinets, and was really happy with the results.
I used a mini roller which made this job go super quick. You will need a standard paint tray though, as this roller didn't quite fit in my Pelican paint bucket. All I did was roll it on with the roller, then go back with a chip brush and fill in all the cracks.
As the first coat started to dry, I could see the knots seeping through the primer. (This is where it would have turned yellow if I only used paint). So I applied a second coat of primer before painting. It sealed all those wood stains in there and gave me a solid white surface to work with!
When painting trim, a long paint shield will be your best friend. I used it against the brick and against the floor trim.
Since this is oil based primer, I just chose to use a cheap chip brush. That way I can throw away the brush without feeling bad about it.
I've done the trim in my house the same way - 2 coats of BIN primer, then paint. To paint trim up against carpet, I used painters tape to tape off the carpet.
Then press your paint shield against the trim (right between the trim and carpet if you can). This plus the painters tape will protect your carpet and allow you to paint the trim real quick.
Once the primer was all dry, I used Behr Alkyd Semi-Gloss Paint in the color Glacial Mist. It's just a little off-white. The paint goes on nice and quick after two coats of primer. I applied it with the roller in the exact same way. So now, no knotty pine walls - they are crisp and clean and white!
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Until next time - happy painting!