Priming All Over the Place

This weekend is going to be totally unsatisfying.

Primed dining room paneling
Primed dining room paneling

My plan is to prime the raw drywall and bare wood that has not yet been painted.

Charlie is our closet mudder.
Charlie is our closet mudder.
I know he's almost finished when he drapes the doorways with plastic and encloses himself with the wet/dry vacuum.
I know he’s almost finished when he drapes the conservatory closet doorways with plastic and encloses himself with the wet/dry vacuum.

Of course not everything is ready but Charlie has been working on the master bedroom closet and the conservatory closet.

The master closet is almost ready for primer after a wipe-down with a wet sponge.
The master closet is almost ready for primer after a wipe-down with a wet sponge.

And while I have the priming brush dirty with paint I might as well give the wall above the paneling in the dining room a coat as well as any of the paneling that is still wood tone.

The dining room needs to be primed above the paneling.
The dining room needs to be primed above the paneling.

I know we have to prime these bare surfaces but the finish always looks worse until it actually gets painted with the finish color.

PArt of the paneling is totally painted and the rest needs primer and 2 coats (at least) of white semi-gloss.
Part of the paneling is totally painted and the rest needs primer and 2 coats (at least) of white semi-gloss.

So the plan is to spend all day Saturday doing a job that will actually make everything look awful. I hope I can get Charlie to help me.

What chore do you think is a waste of time?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

4 thoughts on “Priming All Over the Place”

    1. That was trim painting and even more unsatisfying than priming. Let me know when your trim painting starts and I’ll try to get on ours except for the fact that half the trim is not yet installed (nor purchased).We’re supposed to have a severe storm tonight into tomorrow so we’ll be homebound anyway. I’m hoping to prime and paint the closets so we can move stuff in there and get going on the bathrooms. Ergggh! Jo

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