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August 1st, 2004

The Worst Part of Painting

What’s your least favorite part of painting a room in your house? The preparation/choosing colors? Moving things out of the room? Painting trim? Rolling? Touching up? Moving things back into the room?

For me, it’s definitely rolling. Even though you can see the progress you’ve made a lot more clearly than if you’re doing something more precise like trim, it’s a pain (literally).

The best part of painting is clear, though… a new room with a new look when you’re finished.

Posted in Everyday Life

FROM: Robert [E-Mail]
DATE: Sunday August 1, 2004 -- 1:23:58 pm
The worst part of painting is making the decision to paint, because you'd never both with all the awful jobs you describe if you didn't first decide a room needs to be a different color.

DATE: Sunday August 1, 2004 -- 1:42:57 pm
who gives a fuck... boring

FROM: Monica
DATE: Sunday August 1, 2004 -- 1:48:33 pm
taping is pretty tedious.

FROM: Dave Walls [E-Mail]
DATE: Monday August 2, 2004 -- 9:37:56 am
When I helped a buddy move into his new house last year, I always hated painting the ceiling. It was just an incredible pain, trying to get an even coat with the roller on the ceiling. He somehow mastered it, but I never got the feel for it.

FROM: Greg
DATE: Monday August 2, 2004 -- 9:59:42 am
It took me every day after work and on weekends for three weeks to paint the decorative plaster crown molding in my livingroom and diningroom. I hope never to spend so much time on a ladder ever again.

FROM: Joseph
DATE: Tuesday August 3, 2004 -- 2:09:51 pm
Clean up. I hate getting paint on my clothes and on my hands or stepping on paint and getting your feet stuck to the newspaper you put on the floor. I hate cleaning the brushes and rollers, too. If you do a good job, it takes forever. I also hate when the roller pan gets gooey. The actual prep and painting is not usually so bad. Getting the brushes clean and put away again, to me, is more satisfying than the painting. By the way, I know I'm a loser.

The best part: the smell.

FROM: Rafael
DATE: Tuesday August 3, 2004 -- 4:16:36 pm
I moved in to my new house a few years ago and I decided to paint all of the bedrooms. Well will never repeat that mistake again. I would gladly pay a professional!!

I hate all aspects of painting, I especially LOATH painting a popcorn ceiling. You can never get an even coat of pain on it or even get all of the nooks and crannies…who ever invented textured walls should be taken out back and beaten!

FROM: redgotee
DATE: Friday September 17, 2004 -- 2:41:26 pm
the worst part of apinting is having to redo what your helpful wife has already done...

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