Ecstatic over Ugly Paint

The two layers of white latex paint and one layer of latex-based primer have been scraped off.

The original ugly gold paint is visible again. I never thought I’d want to see it again, but I’m thrilled to have it back.

Now I can paint these walls again, but this time I’ll do it right. First, I’ll brush on a layer of oil-based primer. Next, I’ll add the base coat, a white latex paint with an eggshell finish. Then, I’ll start drawing and painting the stripes on.

It’s my understanding that once I paint over the oil-based gold paint with an oil-based primer, I can paint the stripes in either a latex paint or an oil-based paint. As I have already purchased all the paint in latex for the stripes, that is what I am using. If paint peels off again when positioning the painter’s tape,

I will just curse, cry and reach for our gallon of port – not necessarily in that order. Afterwards, I will head to Lowes and buy beadboard paneling. I don’t care that Dan hates it. No power on this earth could make me scrape paint off a wall again.


Don’t let Elly’s smile fool you, it is not fun.


4 thoughts on “Ecstatic over Ugly Paint

    1. If it wasn’t for Dan’s strong dislike of the beadboards, they would already be installed. He’s been warned though. If my 2nd paint job fails, it’s beadboard all the way. I don’t know why he doesn’t like it. I think it is so pretty. Silly man.

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