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Thread: Do you like to paint? Walls, and Stuff

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    I abhor painting. I'd rather walk over burning coals than paint even the smallest of rooms. Wallpapering comes next but that's another topic... It nearly sends me off the deep end if I need to paint. My husband isn't much better and therefore this task falls to me. UGH! After tolerating 15 years of the same boring bedroom, I decided enough was enough! Time to make a change. My DBIL suggested a line of paint and since he is a master at painting, I decided to try his brand. Rather than name the brand, I'll give you a hint. It's the name of an animal and there are polar, panda, grizzly, and teddy ones. If you don't know by now, then you don't know your 'bears'. Well, if this isn't the best paint in the world! And, like I said, I hate painting. This paint went on like butter, I tell ya'. Smooth, good coverage, great colour (Warm Earth). This has been so great, I just had to tell you all that I am converted!Good-bye drab, hello 'Bear'.

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    I love to paint...and I love how things always look so crisp and fresh when you are finished. :)

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    Thank you for the info! I do like to paint :D and will remember this brand in the future :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by lisainmo
    I love to paint...and I love how things always look so crisp and fresh when you are finished. :)
    Ya, except me! I'm covered from head to toe in paint LOL!

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    The type of paint you use really can change the experience. Good paint, like good fabric, is nicer to work with.

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    Wanna come over???? I just live down the QEW,and I've got a whole house that needs to be done!!!

    Was Behr pricey?

    I'm glad your painting experience was better than you thought it was going to be!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisa_wanna_b_quilter
    The type of paint you use really can change the experience. Good paint, like good fabric, is nicer to work with.
    I have used a paint that has the first name of Mr. Franklin and the last name that rhymes with 'boor' and I bought their highest quality. It had an 'aura' about it. Compared to the teddy bear paint, Mr. B. Boor paint pales in comparison.

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    Behr paint is one of the best paints also, I also used the stain and water resistant on my deck and fencing this summer works great! Its worth the money I think.
    And YES I know what you mean about having it all over you!! LOL

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    Behr is more expensive, but so worth it. I used it in our bedroom also, it went on with great coverage. Didn't even need a second coat. On the other hand, the cheaper paint I used in the living and dining room was a pain in the *** to use. 2 coats, over white walls at that, in some places 3. Behr cleanup was easy too, not so much the cheaper stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kylenstevesmom
    Wanna come over???? I just live down the QEW,and I've got a whole house that needs to be done!!!

    Was Behr pricey?

    I'm glad your painting experience was better than you thought it was going to be!!!
    You mean 'BEAR' paint, right?LOL My Home Depot had a special with a $7 per gallon rebate. So, I got their premium plus- the one with primer and colour in one.

    As far as going to Oakville, I'm there every Wednesday to babysit at Bronte and Dundas. Can't watch kiddies and paint at the same time, sorry, you're on your own (again LOL)

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    Your brand of paint is the best I've tried. Painted my dining room with it several years ago and still looking good. Good paint is worth every penny you pay for it and won't need repainting until time to change color.

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    I love to paint!! I love what a fresh color can do for a room. I like to paint alone, listening to music or an audiobook. Mindless and instant results!

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    I love to paint!!! I use Sherwin- williams - what a huge difference good paint and paint brushes make. I use to use bargin paints at Lowes or home depot...no more...you can still get Sherwin williams paint cheaper just ask for their oops paint. I get lucky and pay a lot less. But I would pay more if they do not have the color I want. Oh...and I paint everything...all the time...I love how different a room looks!

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    I'll hire all you "love to paint" ers for a painting party at my house. I hate to paint!!!!!!!! :D

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    I hate to paint too. I'll try that brand the next time I get up the nerve to paint.

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    I can't climb ladders anymore or get down easily but I like painting and LOVE hanging wallpaper. My aunts taught me to hand wall paper when I was about 13---back when my job was wielding that 20lb paste brush---to get to lay down that brush and actually put a piece of paper on the wall was heaven. Okay, it didn't actually wiegh 20lbs but after an hour or so it felt like it.

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    I LOVE to paint! I like the feeling of looking at something I did and seeing the transformation - in a really short period of time. And it so changes the atmosphere in a room.

    Funny this topic should come up...guess what's next on my agenda? Painting my bathroom! Just deciding on colors now :) It really needs freshing up.

    Debbie in Austin

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    I love to paint. And I need to redo my den for the longarm biz to make it brighter. It currently had a yellow base color with a tan/brown t-shirt 'texturizing' technique on it. I really hate to cover that up, 'but ya do what ya have to do'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catherine Marie
    I abhor painting. I'd rather walk over burning coals than paint even the smallest of rooms. Wallpapering comes next but that's another topic... It nearly sends me off the deep end if I need to paint. My husband isn't much better and therefore this task falls to me. UGH! After tolerating 15 years of the same boring bedroom, I decided enough was enough! Time to make a change. My DBIL suggested a line of paint and since he is a master at painting, I decided to try his brand. Rather than name the brand, I'll give you a hint. It's the name of an animal and there are polar, panda, grizzly, and teddy ones. If you don't know by now, then you don't know your 'bears'. Well, if this isn't the best paint in the world! And, like I said, I hate painting. This paint went on like butter, I tell ya'. Smooth, good coverage, great colour (Warm Earth). This has been so great, I just had to tell you all that I am converted!Good-bye drab, hello 'Bear'.
    Amen to disliking painting. I will have to try and find your "bear" as I have a project in the works and was dreading the painting part.

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    I love to paint, hate the prep!!
    This place is so ready to be painted tho...it's been 7 years of living with "warm cream" walls...basically pale yellow! :P Yellow is NOT one of my favorites...I'd rather have plain white!! :lol:

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    I love to paint. I use to paint my rooms at least once a year. I get bored easily and its a cheap way to change things around. When I move in with my brother he is going to let me paint my own room. I can't imagine what he would come up with. Something blue no doubt. I am in a green phase right now. :-)
    Of course when I paint I have to make a new bed quilt and new window coverings.

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    I love the Behr paint with primer...it is WONDERFUL! Good coverage, smooth to work with!

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    My husband will to the walls and ceilings because he can use a roller for that. I have to do all the cutting in and the trim because he doesn't like that part. Well, guess what, I don't either, but I have a little more patience than he does.

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    I have so enjoyed the responses. Makes me feel like I'm not alone in the 'I hate to paint' crowd. Another reason painting is so hard is that is makes my carpal tunnel act up. I actually end up dropping the brush- full of paint! So, lots of tarps and rags whenever I do this.

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    I just hate painting.. love the clean look when done ... but I 'd rather have a root canal.... or rip out lots of seams.... or peel potatoes... or ....well the list is pretty much endless.

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