- PaintStick EZ Twist Paint Roller
- Drop cloth
- Gallon of paint in your choice of color
- Paint brush for trim OR HomeRight QuickPainter Edger
You've heard the saying, "out of sight, out of mind" - well this was definitely one of those rooms in our house. The sad thing is, our four boys had been using this bathroom every day. *cringe* I hardly ever went in there and let's just say that when I finally did go in and *actually looked* at the room with fresh eyes...well, "horrified" would be an understatement.
This room immediately got moved to Top Of The List of house projects. As with all DIY projects, it never goes as quickly as you think it will. The painting of the walls was the fastest part of the whole gig, thanks to the HomeRight PaintStick EZ-Twist. After the painting of the walls, there were numerous hiccups and bumps in the road, which made this project seem to go on forever but it was SO worth it! Let's talk details...
Attach the Fill Tube
If you've never worked with the HomeRight PaintStick EZ-Twist, prepare to be pleasantly surprised! It is by far the fastest way to roll paint onto walls.
First, lay your drop cloth on the ground to protect against any accidents and insert your 1 gallon feeder tube into your paint can. Then insert the PaintStick valve onto the tube, pointing away from you.
Turn Toggle Up
You'll want to make sure the toggle on the PaintStick is in the "up" position to be able to pull back on the inner plunger to fill the handle with paint. Mr. 1915 house was so kind to be my model while I took photos. :)
Draw Paint Into the Stick
Now, pull back firmly on the inner part of the handle and watch the paint fill your PaintStick (dont' forget to have that toggle in the up position). The first time you pull back to fill, you might have a bit of air in the handle. Just push the handle back down to release all the paint and air into the bucket and pull back again. Now you'll be golden.
Sometimes the paint takes a couple seconds to catch up with the suction in the handle. (This doesn't usually happen for me, but Mr 1915 is significantly stronger than I am) ;)
Push Toggle Down
Now that you're all filled up with paint, don't forget to push that toggle back down in order to begin painting.
You're set! Let's get painting!
While twisting the inner handle, push the roller head back and forth along your wall until you begin to see the paint appear. This takes a bit of paint for it to move through the handle, into the roller head and start coming out. Don't be surprised if it takes almost a full handle of paint to get your roller primed and really applying paint along the full length of the roller head. Once you see spots like these, you know everything is working properly and you're in business.
Here, we're priming the MDF we used as a base for the board and batten.
Paint the Ceiling
After the MDF was done, we moved to the ceiling. Due to the handle of the PaintStick EZ-Twist being filled with paint, this part of the job went so much faster than a normal roller, too.
Enjoy the Results!
By far, the fastest part of this whole bathroom makeover was painting, thanks to the PaintStick EZ-Twist. It was a breeze and helped us be able to move on to the rest of the project quickly.
To see the whole process, from nasty to lovely, head on over to my blog, 1915 House, to see how we covered the ugly ceiling and put up the board and batten. I've got several other room makeovers there, too - several done in under $100.
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