Paintstaking

Apologies for the dearth of updates recently, but I have been spending what seems like the last 14 years redecorating our guest bedroom.

I'll spare you the details, but one of the (many, many) reasons this job has taken so long is that we rather stupidly chose to paint the walls a totally different colour from the ceiling, skirting-boards, window-frame, and doors. Which means there have been an awful lot of straight lines that needed painting by hand, for which I have had to resort to a minuscule ½-inch, flat-ended Rowney art-brush:

Paint and brush

Yesterday, I was perched on top of a ladder, painstakingly edging the window-frame when the doorbell rang. It was Derek the plumber, who had come to re-plumb our downstairs loo.

“Doing a spot of painting, Richard?”
“I'm re-decorating the guest room. It's taken bloody months.”
“I'm not bloody surprised, with that brush!”

5 thoughts on “Paintstaking

  1. Tricky when you use Cabbage White alongside Elephant's Breath, isn't it?

  2. Why do you think I'm taking so long over this? “Sorry, we'd love to put you up, but we haven't finished re-decorating the guest room!”

  3. try a 3" brush and turning it sideways. Failing that, use masking tape.

  4. 3" brush sideways is usually fine, but there are lots of uneven surfaces in this case, so it doesn't work. (Although I did use one for the top coat, very carefully.)

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