Sometimes we get asked such a great, in depth question that can be helpful to so many others we have decided to answer such questions (with permission, of course) right here. Today’s question comes from a couple that just moved into military housing–their first place they are allowed to paint:
I am in need of some help, and since I have been going through your blog posts for about 2 hours, I now know more than ever JUST how experienced you are in painting walls (among other things :)) So, I just moved into military housing, and discovered the wonderful joyous news that I am ALLOWED TO PAINT! I have dreamed (dreamt?) of living in a place with painted walls for oh about 5 years now. The catch: I’ll have to REpaint it all back to white before leaving. But we will be here for at least 2 years, and it is worth it to me! But, it does make me want to be selective with how much I paint. maybe an accent wall here and a bedroom there. anyway…the whole purpose of this: What is essential? brushes, rollers, tape, newspapers, primer, best types of paint, foolproof techniques…please, TEACH ME!
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