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Need Advice How to paint two story foyer?

Discussion in 'Homeowners Corner' started by suzvel, Feb 9, 2010.

  1. suzvel

    suzvel New Member

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    Did anyone paint their foyer themselves and if so any suggestions? We have a VM Parkdale and I am painting the hallway right now. I can get everything done easily enough except for the two story foyer part. If you would recommend just hiring someone do you have any idea how much it would cost for just that section to be done? If you did it yourself please let me know what you did so that it was terrifying or deadly. :)

    Suzanne
     
  2. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    I just used extension poles, took about 2 hours ... I used the pad with edge rollers on it to cut in against the ceiling and then rolled the rest.
     
  3. lilpea

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    we rented scaffolding and used the tools Boomer mentioned.
     
  4. methodt

    methodt New Member

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    I just used a long ladder. I had one of those Wagner Painters with a roller attachment(got it from Costco years ago) so I didn't have to climb up and down to get more paint.
     
  5. hells_bells

    hells_bells New Member

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    we hired someone. $300 well spent.

    took 1 painter just about all day. Had we kept it the same color, we probably would have done it ourselves.
     
  6. suzvel

    suzvel New Member

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    thanks for the tips. If you used the extension pole, do you have the crown molding to work around. I can see using the extension pole to get to the ceiling but to make the trim look nice I have been using a brush and there is no way I can get close enough to do that with a ladder.

    Suzanne
     
  7. boomertsfx

    boomertsfx Booyakasha!

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    is your paint color dark or somewhat close to the color of the trim/crown? If so, nobody is going to be able to see small issues way up there... you should still be able to use something like this: [​IMG]
     
  8. suzvel

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    Thank you for the advice. We got that pad and it worked great. It was much easier than I expected.
     
  9. Mr. Linux

    Mr. Linux Senior Member & Moderator Forum Staff

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    Just curious, how often do you have to apply paint to the pad when using it? How many feet can you get with one 'dip'?
     
  10. suzvel

    suzvel New Member

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    I would say you can make it about 2-2.5 feet per dip into paint. The pad holds a lot of paint so once you get up there you can spread it down from the molding too, that makes it easier when you get to the roller.
     

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