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Painty McPaintingpants


Poll #1294112 Painty McPaintypants

How do YOU paint a room?

Ceiling first, walls next, then trim.
20(27.4%)
Ceiling first, trim next, then walls.
6(8.2%)
Walls first, ceiling next, then trim.
10(13.7%)
Walls first, trim next, then ceiling.
9(12.3%)
Trim first, walls next, then ceiling.
4(5.5%)
Trim first, ceiling next, then walls.
2(2.7%)
Whatever i feel like, in no particular order.
10(13.7%)
I have never painted a room, and never plan to.
12(16.4%)

When you paint a room, do you use masking tape?

Yes- better to be safe than sorry. The extra effort is worth it.
58(81.7%)
Hellno. The turpentine fumes are half the fun!
5(7.0%)
I have no idea what you would use that for.
4(5.6%)
Yes. To silence the mouth of the poor schlub that is painting for me.
4(5.6%)

When you paint a room, do you use those edger tool-y deal thingys?

Yes
6(8.6%)
Yes, but they are a pain in the bum.
12(17.1%)
No, i'm practically Michaelangelo, i need no edgers!
22(31.4%)
What thingy-ma-jiggers?
30(42.9%)

Do you use drop cloths or anything to cover furniture and the floors?

Yes- I dont want my Ikea furniture all spattery.
61(85.9%)
Yes- but only when someone is watching.
5(7.0%)
No- drips and splatters give the room character
1(1.4%)
No- but i run like hell for the mineral spirits when I spill Aunt Becky's antique china hutch.
4(5.6%)

Between coats- do you wait the amount of time it indicated on the paint can?

Of course- perfection is my middle name.
27(38.0%)
Hellno. Scrubs is on. I have to get this shit done.
13(18.3%)
Depends- I might grab an industrial fan and use that.
21(29.6%)
I had no idea there were directions ON the paint can- that's why that poor schlub is doing it, and not me.
10(14.1%)

Do you paint cuss words or make dirty pictures on the space before you paint over it?

Oh, goodness me, no.
24(33.3%)
Obviously.
23(31.9%)
Did you just say "cuss words"?
25(34.7%)

After you are all finished, what do you do with the paint cans?

Pitch em in the trash.
29(40.8%)
Just leave then in the garage for the ol' schlub or some other schlub to take care of.
29(40.8%)
Something very eco friendly- like clean it out and make a lovely vase for Meemaw and Pappap.
13(18.3%)

What is the worst part of painting a room?

The time it takes to actually paint and let it dry.
15(20.8%)
The prep work- sanding, priming, filling the holes, taping, etc.
32(44.4%)
The clean up.
12(16.7%)
Deciding colors.
4(5.6%)
Having to pay attention to not getting paint on my ANEBODA.
2(2.8%)
Buying the paint, rollers, drop cloths, etc.
3(4.2%)
Being called schlub.
4(5.6%)

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