In my new house I’ll be replacing the casings and baseboards but leaving the doors. They have curvy tops but that’s not a deal breaker. And, once they are painted, they will not be noticeable to anyone but me. Replacing them would fall into the realm of over-renovating, if you are doing updates, you need to be smart about where you spend your money. The best reason for hiring a designer to walk through your plans. This way, you’re spending money where it counts.
And don’t forget this is not my dream house yet (this would be more like it–above) although it is dreamy for me to finally own my house.
Dillon Brayton is the owner of Pure Painters in Vancouver. I have known him for awhile but this is the first time I have seen him in action on the job-site.
Because the doors currently have a heavy orange peel texture (New jargon alert: texture-made-from-a- roller) Dillon used a high build primer from Cloverdale Paint called Alkyd Stain Blocking Speed Primer. He said he was very impressed with it as he typically uses a more expensive product.
To get rid of the orange peel, first it gets sprayed (note that it must be sprayed) and then it will be sanded next. Here’s Dillon, spraying on the smoothness (below).
“I’m obsessed with smoothness, everything has to look like glass or it pisses me off.” Dillon Brayton.
The best part about painting a house where the floors are coming out is that you don’t need drop cloths! Maybe I should just paint my carpets white – just kidding! Dillon said if he had an ‘orange peel’ texture on the closets in his house, it would drive him nuts. Isn’t it interesting what you notice when it’s your profession.
It happens all the time a designer comes over to your house and they point out the good, bad and the ugly that needs to be done and suddenly something that you did not even notice (like undertones) starts to bug you.
I’m getting a serious paint education here, the sun is shining into my house and I have not had that experience in two years, I’m loving it!
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