The Priming Work is Done jingle

The priming work is done
The priming work is done.
Hi-ho, the derry-o
The priming work is done.

All together now!
The priming work is done …..

After weeks! of working in the office/soon-to-be-nursery, only the priming has been completed.  

It was supposed to be a simple job. All I had to do was lightly sand the doors and trim and then slap on a coat of primer. Plan A failed when the paint fell off in huge strips with the slightest of pressure.

Plan B required much more elbow grease. First, the loose paint had to be stripped. Then, came the sanding, followed by more stripping in certain areas that were missed the first time around. Afterwords, everything got another douse of sanding.

It seems that the previous owners just painted overtop the glossy paint, bare wood or polyurethane doors without adding a base coat of primer. I honestly believe that the previous owners never used primer on anything. Walking around the house, I can see the paint just chipping away or bubbling up in so many spots. Those are projects that will have to wait for another day.

It’s a good thing Dan didn’t take up the carpet first. There are a lot of white specks all over it now thanks to my meticulous paint job.

The fun will begin tomorrow in the almost-nursery: painting!