Friday, April 14, 2006

Washing Walls

Home improvement started last night, *scratch that, two nights ago*, with the washing of the walls. TSP (Trisodium Phosphate as it is called by smart people who probably would never actually use the stuff) comes in two sized boxes at Lowe's, a little and a big, we had walls and cupboards to wash, we got the big. Turns out we probably did not need the big but now we are stocked. So I was a little worried about cleaning with a detergent that says on the back "Wear suitable clothing and eye protection. Keep away from skin and out of gloves. Any foliage near where TSP is to be used should be soaked with plain water prior to the application of TSP, and rinsed down afterward. Be sure to read and follow all warnings on the product's packaging.", yeah that is real reassuring, might as well say "don't touch it or it'll hurt, it'll hurt bad".

So once you get the walls washed you have to put down tape, paper and tape. It sounds pretty easy, LIES! I learned that you have to get the tape squished down somehow between the carpet and the baseboard. I cheated and used a putty knife, worked much easier.

So that was the first night of home improvement at the new house. I should get a post and pictures up about priming and painting up tonight, ok probably tomorrow. Back to the house we go, two walls to prime and 5 rooms to paint!
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