When I woke up this morning I had no idea I was going to be painting a wall. But I cleared the dining room floor for scrubbing and sealing and decided I better wash the block wall before I put a bunch of effort into cleaning the floor. The dirt from the wall would eventually end up on the floor when I cleaned it and I would have to clean the floor again. SO I decided to wash the block wall first. But then the wall would eventually need paint so I decided I might as well paint it before I washed the floor. That meant a coat of white over the teal/turquoise trim and then the full wall and another coat over the trim. It took me all day with a bit of time out to visit my Mom in the afternoon.
Here is a photo of the trim color on the day the new window was installed.
I washed the wall with Clorox Clean Up again and used a scrub brush to get dirt out of the brick. Then I scraped off bits of caulk.
It was difficult to get a good photo of the wall because there was too much light coming through the window but this was the first coat of white covering the trim color.
I was able to get most of the wall painted before it was time to leave for my daily visit to Mom. I applied the paint with a 2″ slanted trim paint brush. When I returned it took about an hour to put a second coat on the trim and finish the top of the wall. It was easier to get a shot of the finished wall in the evening.
It was nice to have the paint on hand so that I could let the spirit move me when it came time to fix up this wall. I was fortunate to have purchased four gallons of expensive no VOC certified Green Guard paint earlier in the year for only $16.25 a gallon.
Second hand paint in unopened containers is usually listed for about $10 a gallon on Craigslist although some ask much more. That is for a typical brand name paint, not low VOC. This paint’s VOC rating is so low (0.0167 pound per gallon) that it is considered no VOC. That is certainly what it seems like when painting with it. The coverage on the brick was amazing and only one coat over the white was needed. I used primer over the dark trim and then one coat of this amazing paint.
Except for how expensive it is, I’m not sure why I would use anything else, considering how easy it was to apply and how nice it is to work with no VOC paint. But it IS expensive. The ad’s stated retail of $36.95 is about right. Colorhouse seems to have dropped Yolo from its paint names. Inspired Eggshell Paint in Bisque is $37.95 a gallon from Amazon and Aspire Eggshell is $45 a gallon ordered from Home Depot.