I am in a slooooowwwwww guest bedroom transformation and this handy PaintStick saved me time and money. Here is the room before I kicked my son to the attic bedroom. I can’t believe I am sharing this before picture, but this is part of the reason I moved his room to the third level. I was tired of looking at the mess, day in and day out.
The arrows in the above picture are pointing to a water stain on the ceiling. We had a roof leak about 7 years ago, and we are just now getting around to fixing the stain it left on the ceiling. We did have the roof replaced, but never wanted to paint the ceiling. How could we with all that clutter and mess!
Here is a closer look at the crack and the bubbling of the plaster. Yes, we have plaster ceilings and walls, my home was built in 1927, so everything is plaster and not dry wall. The first steps we did to fix the ceiling was to clean the area and wipe away all the bubbling plaster, without removing too much of the stamping pattern.
In the above picture, you can see the spots that needed removed to correct the water damage. Once we removed all the water damaged, I applied a stain blocker primer with a brush. I was only priming in the water damaged places, not the entire ceiling. Now for the fun part, using the PaintStick EZ Twist by HomeRight.
I will give you the quick and easy version how to, but if you want the complete breakdown, go on over and visit the HomeRight web-site. They give you great videos tutorials and you can also see the other great products that they offer for your household needs. The first step is assemble the PaintStick and to place the fill tube and lid in and on the paint can. Simple, Easy and you are ready to paint.
Place the Valve on the fill tube and pull the inner tube. The paint will begin to loaded into the PaintStick.
It was really neat to watch the paint load into the PaintStick and to fill the chamber.
Next, you load the paint into the roller by locking the toggle switch and turning the inner tube clockwise. Once you load the the roller with paint, you are ready to begin.
Mr. DD only had to load the PaintStick EZ Twist 4 or 5 times while painting the entire ceiling. Now for Mr. DD’s pros and cons while using the PaintStick EZ Twist.
As you can see, the PROS far outweigh the CONS . I can’t wait to personally use this PaintStick EZ Twist on my walls. Mr. DD had to paint the ceiling for me, I have neck issues and can’t look up for that length of time. I have to admit, I was a little jealous that he got to use my new paint toy before me! I know, call me crazy, most people would have been happy to get out of painting a ceiling. I am called the “Gadget Queen” in my house, so if there is a cool and handy gadget, I get excited about using it, even if it involves work. Stay tuned for the wall color and I will be sharing how to “cut in” on any paint job without having to tape off the trim. HomeRight has a great selection of products to use in and around your home. so stop over to their site to check out their assortment, and you can stay connected with HomeRight on Twitter and Facebook. What is your least favorite thing about painting a ceiling?