It is now 8:25 pm as I write this, and the laundry room is not yet complete. Are. You. Kidding. Me!? This room--nay, it's not a room; it's a flippin' closet--will be the death of me. There were 2 holes, HUGE ones, in the drywall in the laundry closet that the contractor neglected to fix when he cut the wrong holes for pipes, so I wanted to patch these since we were painting. This was the easiest part of the job... at least getting the patch kits on was.
|One of the holes after getting patched up. Yes, for that itty bitty pipe,|
there was a HUGE square where, I'm assuming, the wrong cut was
made several times.
Anyway, I start to edge the room and am really liking the paint color: Behr Ultra in Tropical Smoothie, Eggshell finish.
|Tropical Smoothie anyone?|
The problem I seemed to be running into is that the color is going on super super thin and I can see straight through it. With the roller, it went on a bit better, but still pretty thin.
|The color after 1 coat. You can see through to the maroon |
pretty easily at this point.
|2 coats on the wall, 1 on the patch at this point.|
|Color is looking less see-through after 2 coats.|
Way too many hours after beginning, I have decided to call it a night. Hopefully, another coat on the patch kit makes it a bit less noticeable. If you have any suggestions on this problem, please share!
Also, here's another question I have. There is no light in my laundry closet. However, there is a light in the hallway right outside of the closet. It is so dark in the closet at night because the only light comes from the hallway. Lack of light also makes the color look a lot darker than it really is. How can I get more light in this space (preferably without hiring an electrician to install a ceiling light)?
Hopefully I can get this silly painting done tomorrow morning so I can start getting all of the fun accessories up!