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My Go-To Trim Coloration, and Why I Selected It (Plus, Revisiting the W/C Wall Resolution)


Have you ever seen the film Groundhog Day with Invoice Murray? I really feel like I’m caught in that film proper now. I’m on the trim stage of the grasp rest room, which all the time takes means longer (and lots of extra days) than I believe it’s going to take after I start putting in the trim. All the ending work — wooden filling, sanding, caulking, priming, and portray — simply appears to pull on ad infinitum. However yesterday, I lastly obtained the final of the sanding, caulking, and priming completed, together with ending up the restore on the ceiling in the primary a part of the room (the bathe ceiling isn’t completed but), and I used to be lastly in a position to get to my favourite half — the portray.

Having taken all of that point doing all of that prep work, it’s all the time to extremely satisfying after I’m lastly in a position to begin portray and seeing simply how a lot all of that prep work pays off. The portray continues to be in progress, and it’ll most likely take me a pair extra days of labor to get it completed.

I’m all the time so amazed on the large distinction between primer and paint. You possibly can see the massive distinction within the image under, the place the trim on the facet wall is painted, however the trim across the mural wall is barely primed. The primer is so stark white, however the painted trim (Behr Polar Bear) seems vivid and clear with out trying harsh. It has only a slight contact of heat to it.

I’ve used Behr Polar Bear for my trim coloration since our rental days. I chosen it after I did the rental kitchen rework, and the explanation I went with Polar Bear is as a result of it went the perfect with the Daltile subway tile that I used on the kitchen backsplash. As soon as I chosen it means again then, I beloved it a lot that I simply caught with it. And right here I’m right this moment, virtually a decade later, utilizing white Daltile tile in our grasp rest room rework, and utilizing the identical trim coloration to match. You possibly can see above simply how superbly the Behr Polar Bear goes with the white Daltile tile.

In terms of selecting which sheen to make use of, I break from custom. The usual paint sheen that’s typically used on trim is semi-gloss. However for those who’ve been studying my weblog for lengthy, my points with sheen. I don’t like shiny paint (until it’s speculated to be tremendous shiny, like a superbly and completely lacquered piece of furnishings). So on my trim, I all the time use satin sheen. It’s nonetheless simple to scrub, and it’s nonetheless very fairly with out the shine of semi-gloss. (I had simply painted the trim within the picture under, so it was nonetheless moist. That’s why it’s shiny.)

After which for my partitions, my go-to sheen is determined by the model of paint that I exploit. If I desire a cheap paint, I select Behr Premium Plus in an eggshell end. If it’s a room the place I wish to use the next high quality paint, or if I’m utilizing a very darkish coloration and don’t need any shine in any respect, then I exploit Benjamin Moore Aura in a matte end. And instance of the place I used that might be the darkish teal entryway wall. I didn’t need any sheen in any respect on that wall, so I wanted a matte end, and Aura is the very best, in my humble opinion.

However again to the lavatory trim, I simply love how the Polar Bear seems with the tile. I’m anxious to get the trim on the mural wall painted! It’s so stark white that it virtually seems blue.

The attention-grabbing factor about Behr Polar Bear is that whereas I believe it seems superb on trim, and it’s the one trim coloration I’ve utilized in over a decade, I don’t suppose it really works on ceilings in any respect. So after I desire a vivid white ceiling, I all the time use Behr Pure White flat ceiling paint. I’ve made the error on a few events of utilizing Polar Bear on drywalled ceilings, and it was terrible. At sure instances of the day, the ceilings appeared like a really gentle pink. Though lately that may not be so unhealthy since I like pink now, however I nonetheless desire a real white with no undertones on my ceilings.

The one exception is the music room. Since my ceiling in there’s a wooden slat ceiling, and it’s just about an extension of all the trim work within the room, I carried the trim coloration onto the ceiling.

Apparently, that ceiling has by no means appeared to have purple undertones. So there’s one thing about that coloration painted onto drywall that’s totally different about it being painted onto wooden. I can’t clarify it. I can solely report what I see. And based mostly alone experiences, I can say that I’d by no means once more attempt to use Polar Bear on a drywalled ceiling.

On one other subject, let me get your opinion on one thing. Y’all know that I’ve gone forwards and backwards on what to do on the partitions in the bathroom space (the realm on the appropriate behind the mural wall). The world on the left is the bathe, so clearly, the partitions are tiled. I had initially deliberate to tile the partitions in the bathroom space to match (due to my want for symmetry), however then I made a decision that I didn’t need these partitions to be tiled. My major purpose is that tile is simply so chilly. So then plan had been to only paint the partitions white (the identical Behr Polar Bear, which might be hotter than the stark white primer that’s on the partitions now, and would come nearer to matching the white of the subway tiles

However the thought of getting plain white partitions simply hasn’t set nicely with me. I don’t need tile, however I’m simply not totally on board with plain white partitions. So yesterday, the thought got here to my thoughts that I might do a slatted wooden wall. It will mainly be my music room ceiling utilized to the partitions of the bathroom space. For that ceiling, I used 1/4-inch plywood, so I might do the identical and minimize the strips to the identical top because the tiles on the bathe facet. And since I’ve that in different components of the home (not solely the music room ceiling, however I even have the stained model within the hallway rest room ceiling), it wouldn’t be a diversion from the fashion that’s in the remainder of the home. (However please, lets not name it “shiplap”. 😀 )

Anyway, what do you suppose? It will give some curiosity to the partitions in order that they wouldn’t be simply plain white drywalled partitions, however it wouldn’t be chilly like tile. I believe I like the thought. I believe. 😀

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