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Painting 14 rooms in four days!!

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Kyriesmum1 Sat 30-Nov-19 00:53:25

So while hubby is away with the three oldest dd's I have decided to paint 14 rooms of our new house in the four days he's away whilst still looking after an 8 mth old bubba! Am I crazy?? 😂

Anyway today was day one and I've done hallway and stairs. Was hoping to have started another room at least but I have prepped ready for a few hours time when bubba wakes up 🤪

SpoonBlender Sat 30-Nov-19 00:59:36

Blimey. Best of luck! I'd suggest making sure that rooms are completed (two or whatever coats) is more important than getting all 14 done. And don't beat yourself up if you don't make them all, it's a mad target!

AlbertWinestein Sat 30-Nov-19 01:03:02

There’s painting a room and then there’s painting a room. If you haphazardly paint 14 rooms, it’s going to look crap. Plus, what about the baby and the fumes?!

PenelopeFlintstone Sat 30-Nov-19 01:05:15

You might be crazy but you’re also inspiring me! I don’t have a baby and ought to really crack on with some painting. I’ll follow this thread to see how you go. I suppose it depends what condition the rooms are in now. Good luck!

MeTheCoolOne Sat 30-Nov-19 01:06:01

That sounds unrealistic. Are you just doing the walls with one coat? More of a freshen up than a paint?

FelixFelicis6 Sat 30-Nov-19 01:08:59

Is that healthy for your baby...? Paint fumes aren't great even for adults...

DramaAlpaca Sat 30-Nov-19 01:11:10

Good luck with that. It's simply not possible to paint that many rooms in so few days and do it properly. I'm good at decorating & it takes me three days to do one room perfectly, and that's without a 'bubba' hideous word to look after.

BlueBirdGreenFence Sat 30-Nov-19 01:11:36

I would do all the taping first, paint all the rooms that are the same colour one after the other then start at the beginning again for touching up. Repeat for the second coat. Don't skip the second coat. You'll be tempted to but you'll regret it!

BustedDreams Sat 30-Nov-19 01:37:30

Crumbs ... 14! You perhaps need to do it Mr Bean style ... explosives on side of paint tin in middle of room .... BOOOOM ... job done grin

iswhois Sat 30-Nov-19 01:54:02

Crumbs good luck, I managed 1 room in 3 days, although was only painting after work so say 7pm-midnight. Did also involve a lot of lining paper repair and polyfiller/ sanding as well. Did a fab job though!!!

advice is day 1- do all cutting in (painting round cielings, skirtings etc) and if you have time do initial coat of paint in a couple of rooms

Day 2 - do second coat of cutting in, trust me it pays to get this laborious shite out of the way. And then second coat of a few rooms if you have time.

Day 3- first coat of other rooms (cutting in already done!!grin) so just a roller job- although prepare for blisters galore

Day 4 - second coat of remaining rooms.

OrangeSwoosh Sat 30-Nov-19 01:54:15

Is this just a stealth boast at the size of your house? 🤔

MeTheCoolOne Sat 30-Nov-19 02:07:26

Is this just a stealth boast at the size of your house^
Maybe it's a teeny tiny house with teeny tiny rooms: hence the OPs attempt to paint 14 rooms so quickly.

SomeHalfHumanCreatureThing Sat 30-Nov-19 02:10:03

Don't be so fucking ridiculous

PlumsGalore Sat 30-Nov-19 07:05:32

Sorry but it will look crap. Isnt this the kind of lead times Changing Rooms used to take, and they had a team of “painters”. Even all those years ago I could see on an edited programme on a small TV what a shoddy job they did.

8by8 Sat 30-Nov-19 07:28:30

Sorry but this is a bonkers idea.

Just paint one or two rooms and do it properly

Mumof1andacat Sat 30-Nov-19 07:37:08

If u have 14 rooms in your house, I'm sure you can afford to get a company in to do it for you.

MarieG10 Sat 30-Nov-19 07:52:53

Yes you are crazy. Do it properly and that includes the woodwork

Apolloanddaphne Sat 30-Nov-19 07:54:27

Just choose the 2 or 3 that need doing most and concentrate on doing them properly.

Bartlet Sat 30-Nov-19 07:56:24

Love the stealth boast about the number of rooms. But back to answering your original question. It’ll look absolute crap if you do it that quickly. You’d be better off doing nothing than bodging a paint job that quickly.

saywhatwhatnow Sat 30-Nov-19 08:00:15

Crazy. It's just taken us 2 days to paint fairly average sized double room including woodwork (done very well but still). And a third day to sort all new furniture, replace everything etc. That was with a one year old in tow who napped. Good luck op!

PigletJohn Sat 30-Nov-19 08:40:14

I wonder what experience you based that estimate on?

madeyemoodysmum Sat 30-Nov-19 08:45:30

4 maybe but 14. How is that even possible??

Kyriesmum1 Sat 30-Nov-19 08:56:40

My house I'm on three floors, baby is out during the day with friends and family and the back lounge isn't being painted so she isn't exposed to fumes.

Only walls need painting woodwork is fine and this is our new house so just want to freshen up all the rooms by painting them in colours we like instead of the hideous orange and pink the previous owners liked!

I have brought dulux trade paint and am doing two coats. Was up til 12:30 last night - started at 10am and took 4:30-7:30 break once baby was brought home until she went to bed.

Kyriesmum1 Sat 30-Nov-19 08:57:52

Also we plan to have all the rooms plastered one at a time next year but just wanted to make our house ours x

Kyriesmum1 Sat 30-Nov-19 08:58:25

That picture was before second coat went on x

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