No Pain(t), No Gain
THE RAVENNA HOUSE
All in all, we went through 9 gallons of primer and 7 gallons of paint. For 830sf of house (we only did the upstairs since the basement isn't even drywalled yet). Yeah. I know. That's a lot of paint! And in case you're wondering, yes, it took us forever. About two weeks of nights and weekends in all. But it's amazing how transformed the space feels.
Well it's pink no more...
The house is really coming along, don't you think? It's really amazing what paint can do!
So let's talk about it. The paint. I used Sherwin Williams paints because there's a shop just down the street and they were happy to match Benjamin Moore's colors. Plus they are always offering coupons. Seriously, always.
- Trim/Doors/Cabinets: Sherwin Williams ProClassic Alkyd Interior Enamel, Semi-Gloss, matched to BM's Simply White
- Wall: Sherwin Williams Harmony, Eggshell, matched to BM's Revere Pewter (both full color and 50%)
- Ceiling: Sherwin Williams basic ceiling paint, Flat, matched to BM's Simply White
As I mentioned earlier, I ordered both full strength and 50% tint Revere Pewter for a little variety. We painted the bathroom and nursery in full strength and the living room, hallway, and master bedroom in the 50% tint. It turns out there's not a huge difference between the two. The full strength is a little bit darker but it's barely noticeable. Can you even tell in the photos? The 50% is a beautiful color but it's just a tad darker then I was hoping for. Not dark enough for me to even think about redoing the walls, but next time I might opt for a 25% tint.
So that's it. The whole paint story. In the end, it was a long project. And a ton of work. But what they say is true. No paint no gain!
p.p.s. Hey who's that? Oh yeah, it's me in a men's shirt ;)