Saturday, July 7, 2007

Is "Ceiling White" Really "White"??

One of the guys at Sherwin Williams needs to quit and go to work for Home Depot. I've never had reason to watch these guys before to make sure they didn't screw up, but I guess there is a first time for everything. Typically, "Ceiling White" has a very light tint of blue to it. This donkey didn't get the memo and I didn't watch to make sure he added the tint. I used about 3/4 of a gallon without tint on my daughter's bedroom ceiling and didn't notice until I opened another can purchased for my son's room (which had the tint added). Not a huge problem, since they're separate rooms and I was able to mix the two together before starting my son's room. Lesson learned: trust, but verify. His walls are textured, primed, and the ceiling is painted. Next up were the walls which were painted Celery by Sherwin Williams. An accent wall was done in Ryegrass. He's psyched to see it done, as am I. Tomorrow, he sleeps in his "new" room.

One gallon of paint was just enough to finish the three lighter "Celery" walls, while a quart of the darker green was plenty when rolled on the remaining wall. I was surprised at how smoothly it rolled - almost smooth enough to make me think twice about spraying smaller rooms. Naaah, the sprayer is still easier and provides a better finish.

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