For what seems like ages, I have been refreshing the walls of my house. My house is in a constant state of flux as it is…but I am really wanting some fresh paint on all of the walls. I have managed to get that moving in some parts of the house…but there is still much left to do.
Late one night, I decided one of my hallways needed a facelift.
Don’t sane people paint at 10:30 pm?
I had some Refresh Paint from Dutch Boy all ready and waiting for me. The color is a gorgeous neutral shade called Water Fowl. As soon as I tested it on the wall, I knew I selected the right color.
I continue to choose Refresh because of many reasons, but these reasons are very specific to my needs (taken from website):
- Exceptional hide and durability
- Gives mildew-resistant coating
- Zero VOC† / Greenguard® Indoor Air Quality Certified
- Dutch Boy Refresh Paint, Satin Finish in Water Fowl
- Purdy Paintbrush
- Purdy Roller
- Paint Tray
- Painters tape, optional (I did not use it)
1. First up, remove furnishings and wall hangings I removed the few hangings I had – a couple of framed photos by my mother in law and my Family Command Center.
2. Prep the walls. I dusted the corners of the hallway…because (sadly) I could see some cobweb-y things up there.
3. Typically I would spackle the nail holes, but I knew that I wanted these three pieces to go back to their original positions, so I left them. I did have a hole of two that I did spackle. Let dry.
4. Cut in using your Purdy Paintbrush. I used to use TONS of painters tape, but with a good quality brush…ZERO tape required. If you are not so sure of your painting skills, you it, BUT also invest in a quality brush.
5. Roll on the paint. I was thrilled with how the paint went on. I have bumpy – overly textured walls and the combination of the quality paint and the quality roller made the application smooth and quick…and only one coat gave great coverage!
6. Finish up the walls and let dry.
7. Rehang your photos and you have a beautifully refreshed hallway!
I LOVE the way this looks…