It's getting to be that time of season...football. And with that, my latest project involved painting a young boys room with the Denver Bronco colors - orange and blue!
The project involves incorporating stripes rather than making walls a solid color, and is 3 colors total. Though there are NFL official team colors, the homeowner chose a different shade of blue while at the paint store. Now that it's on the wall, we both like it. I think it would be great in a water themed room, too...maybe as an accent?
I was referred to the homeowners from Don, one of the owners at Colorize, the Benjamin Moore store in Clifton Park. There was wallpaper on two of the walls - which the homeowner had mostly removed. But, because it was taking so long and mainly being a pain to get off, they called me to finish the rest. They were right...the backing paper was really stuck on there and just coming off in bits and pieces. Luckily, I have a festool sander and dust extractor. After stopping by the paint store to pick up some coarse sandpaper, it came off much easier...and was all sucked up!
I haven't done these types of jobs (stripes) often, this is only my second, so it's refreshing to have to put some thought into the work. And, it's one of the reasons why I do this work - every job is different - every new call I get is a mystery!
The striping pattern is laid out as blue on top, linen white, orange, linen white, then blue at bottom. Though I'll be using the yellow Frog Tape, which is for delicate surfaces, I still wanted to wait at least 24 hrs for the freshly applied paint to dry. Above, shows the finished look of the blue. I did apply the orange, which will be in the middle, but have no photo. Tomorrow, I will finish and post the finished photos!
Ceiling: Ultra flat ceiling paint, Benjamin Moore
Blue: Downpour Blue 2063-20 (eggshell, Regal Select)
Orange: Festive Orange 2014-10 (eggshell, Regal Select)
White: Linen White OC-146 (eggshell, Regal Select)