I got up yesterday morning and headed out to run errands. I needed some items from Lowes in order to patch the wall where I took the supposedly removable wallpaper down before I can paint it.
The good folks at Lowes were quite aware of the goo problem left behind from removable wallpaper, and they steered me to Zinsser primer. They told me to apply it with a paint brush/roller right over the goo.
Sounds a little weird to me, but that’s what they said. I thought I’d have to clean the goo off somehow first. What they suggested is Zinsser Bull’s Eye 123. So that’s what I got.
In terms of paint for this particular wall, I really wanted to go with the tan/khaki paint option when I get to the painting phase. And if that long wall didn’t extend all the way through my dining space, I probably would.
But I was afraid that the tan and white together would look odd on that very long wall, even if I separated it with trim. And I’m not prepared to paint more than one room right now.
Not only that, but I knew that I’d have to tape off the ceiling so I wouldn’t get the tan paint on the white ceiling. And that means a lot of time on a step ladder. I’m trying very hard to avoid the step ladder.
I ended up getting plain white semi-gloss paint. Probably the one I used around Christmas on the dining area walls, but I’m not sure.
I know I bought it right off the shelf and didn’t have it mixed last time I painted the walls. But I’m not sure it is the same paint, so I might end up with more problems.
I know a lot of people are picky about picking out paint, but I’m not. White is white to me.
This supposedly removable wallpaper has already ended up costing me over a hundred bucks. Paint isn’t cheap these days. Neither was the Zinsser or the extender for the paint roller I had to get so I won’t have to be up on a step ladder. Or the stuff to patch the walls.
Word of caution: Do not put removable wallpaper on your wall unless you’re prepared to do a lot of work on the wall when you decide to remove it.
I will have to take my time with this project. Normally I would have gotten this stuff home and started working on the wall that very day. But lately I have to do a bit at a time and rest up.
The wall will get done when it gets done.
Last week after dark I saw either a very large rat or a possum slowly walking along the top of the fence. My neighbor told me that a possum lives out there. Otherwise it was a very large rat.
If you’ve been reading very long you might remember that we have ducks living here too.
Someone had the ducks as pets years ago, but moved away and left them behind.
They haven’t flown off, so I guess they consider this home.
The guy that cleans the pool hates them. Too bad we don’t have a pond.
Possums and ducks right in the middle of the city. I often hear birds chirping and ducks quacking. Pretty wild.