This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Painter’s Mate Green® painter’s tape for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.
The power of paint never ceases to amaze me. I mean really – what else allows you to make over a room so easily and economically?
When Dean and I were looking at model homes (constantly for about a year before we bought this house), the ones we both loved had one thing in common – crisp white walls and simple panel molding. I was especially fond of the combination starting right at the front door and continuing through the entryway into the hallway and up the stairs.
It has always been in the plan to continue the main floor’s white paint and panel molding up the stairs and into the hallway. We just took our time getting there, given that the main floor has been painted for months now. We still have to install the rest of the panel molding, but I’m so happy to see that browny beige finally gone!
I’m always surprised at how long a relatively small space can take to paint when there are doorways involved though. Especially when the door trim, crown molding, doors and baseboards all need painting too! Thankfully after years of painting each of our houses, I’m pretty good with cutting in with a paint brush. Because of that, I don’t tape off everything. After all, if I mess up and get trim paint on the wall, I can just paint over it with the wall paint color, right?
The floors are a different story though.
It’s no fun to have to go back and scrape paint off of the laminate!
So this time, I used Painter’s Mate Green® painter’s tape to protect our laminate while I painted the baseboards and door trim. Painter’s Mate Green can be used on a variety of surfaces including painted drywall, wood, metal, glass, windows and trim. So if you’re not as handy as I am at cutting in, you can use it for your trim too!
Having the floors protected, meant that at least that part of the job when faster than if I hadn’t put tape down. Plus, Painter’s Mate Green® painter’s tape is a cost-effective painter’s tape that delivers professional results. (I am practically a professional painter these days thanks to painting most of a 3000 square foot house!)
Since painting, I’ve noticed the upstairs hallway is much brighter. That’s a huge plus for a space that doesn’t have any of its own natural light to speak of.
Like I said, we still need to add all the panel molding. It’s on Dean’s never-ending to-do list. Hopefully we’ll get it done this year. But really it’s only the five of us that go upstairs so I can live with it unfinished for awhile longer. I’m sure Dean appreciates my patience. #shesayswithagrin
I’d also like to change out the light fixtures to ones similar to our entry fixture. And maybe get a nice distressed runner – sort of like the area rug in our bedroom. I would also really like to figure out a less redneck way to have the doggie gate attached to the banister. All in due time, right?
But honestly, for right now, it’s incredibly nice to have the white paint consistently from the front door, through the main floor and all the way up the stairs too!