Painting the Master Bedroom

Next up in the painting projects was our bedroom.

First we had to do some pretty serious prep work to get the room ready.

Before- Bedroom on move in day

Out went the carpet and down came the paneling, exposing a nice hardwood floor along with a wall of thick black adhesive.

Black adhesive behind the paneling

A few hours of sanding with the orbital sander and we had pretty smooth walls. The rest of the room took a good scrubbing  and then we were ready to paint.

Once again the Original Killz primer was needed to help block any smoke residue from seeping out.  Then a coat of Behr Grass Cloth in eggshell finish went on the walls and the trim and ceiling got a treatment of ultra-white.

Master bedroom with green walls and clean floor.

I really like using the ultra-white for trim and ceilings because I think it gives such a nice pop of freshness and contrast to the colored walls. Just our personal taste.

We debated about removing the popcorn from the ceiling, but ended up deciding it could stay for now. The popcorn finish isn’t exactly our personal taste and if we were putting it in from scratch we wouldn’t add it, but sometimes you just have to pick and choose where to put your ceiling scraping efforts.

Obviously, we still need to finish the heat registers, find a new light fixture, and hang some closet shelves.

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