Painting KP’s Room

Next up in the painting marathon was KP’s room. This room actually took the longest time of any room to prep for painting.
We started by peeling off the wallpaper. It actually came down pretty easy. It seemed to be a pretty high quality fabric type wall covering. Too bad years of smoke and neglect left it growse.

Wallpaper on KP's walls = nasty

Behind the wallpaper was a layer of glue. Hot soapy water, sponges, and elbow grease were required to get that off.

Layer of glue under the wall paper
In process; scrubbing off the glue

While we were at it, we decided to scrape the popcorn texture off the ceiling in this room. It wasn’t hard, but it was pretty messy. We put down plastic sheeting and then used spray bottles of warm water to wet the ceiling. Once the popcorn was wet enough we could scrape it off fairly easily. This left us and the room covered in a mud-like popcorn goop, but the ceiling looks great!

For this room we again primed with Original Killz primer and then put on a coat of Glidden Clear Blue Sky on the walls.

The trim and ceiling got the same ultra-white treatment as the trim in the rest of the house.  We were given a hand-me-down dresser for KP,  but it needed a little cosmetic work, so we used the same wall and trim paint to give her a custom colored dresser.

KP's room with a fresh coat of Blue Sky paint

Obviously, we still need to finish work on the heat registers, the electrical receptacles, the light fixture, and window coverings, but we think it looks pretty good.

What do you think?


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