*Closed* Nursery Paint & HomeRight PaintStick EZ Twist Giveaway!
***Pssst, I was not compensated for this post, these are all my own opinions and I asked HomeRight to offer a giveaway to my readers. Congratulations to our winner, Elizabeth P!!***
While I love painting, I forgot just how much I hate priming. So sticky and thick and sends little specks flying everywhere. But all that new drywall needed a good coat of the stuff so I slathered it on everything but that outer stair wall…pregnant ladies climbing extension ladders is not a good thing.
We hired an interior painter for the first time in our lives to tackle the ceilings and the stair walls. Money well spent, he did a fabulous job very quickly and had no problem with the soaring heights.
Looks like those walls have been there all along, huh? We are just so incredibly happy with the result. It feels like this was a part of our house that was missing.
As for the non-extension-ladder painting, I tackled it with the last of my second trimester super energy. I grabbed a gallon of the color we loved from our master bathroom renovation and, with the help of my handy HomeRight PaintStick, had two coats on the nursery walls in no time.
Speaking of the PaintStick…
…it’s pretty much my new best friend. Not quite sure how I painted our last three homes without one.
I’ve never been one to use special painting tools, till now staying with my trusty pan and roller getup, but I caught wind of this product online one day and it spoke to me. It just made sense. A super simple, no frills, manual way to avoid dipping into a roller pan every two minutes and pouring paint every 10. No small tubing or pumps involved, just a little pressure and a build-in extension handle.
For $24, it was worth a try. I bought it specifically for our master bedroom so I could have the place torn apart for as little time as possible while I got that lovely dark navy paint on the walls. My main concern was clean up—was there any way this PaintStick would be usable again? But a room this size, I’d have been happy if it only worked once and made my life easier.
To prove my point, I made a really
mediocre amazing video to show just how the PaintStick works. Beware, I’m a pregnant chick in SUPER sexy paint clothes.
I was VERY tempted to use the song Magic Stick in the background of this video.
Regina Spektor seemed more fitting.
I did watch an instructional video before the first use, just to get a few tips on how it all works, but the written instructions are very clear too. I made one adjustment…
A little paint leaked out of the roller end during the first use, so after that I placed a piece of plastic—not thin plastic wrap, something thicker, I used a piece of the roller packaging—between the roller and the end cap (in this picture there’s no roller…you’d want to put that on first). Problem solved!
I was even able to take breaks, even over night, by wrapping everything in plastic wrap. Just be sure to get the paint can covered with plastic while painting, the top may dry out a bit if left sitting out. All tips I learned on the HomeRight website.
The clean up. I won’t lie, the first time was rough. I read the instructions but still had a little trouble getting all the pieces apart. They DID come apart though, and I DID get the PaintStick cleaned out in about 15 minutes. It was so clean that I used it three more times, three different colors, no issues. I bought a new PaintStick roller (you can’t use standard rollers) for each different color.
Two coats later we had some beautiful gray walls, ready for the next step…
This room is impossible to photograph.
Now to the really important part…
HomeRight is giving away a PaintStick EZ Twist to one lucky reader. You can get painting in no time with this incredible tool!
To enter, please:
- Tell me about a project you’d paint with the Paint Stick. Nursery, living room, kitchen?
- Additional Entry: “Like” HomeRight on Facebook.
- Another additional Entry: “Like” Preparing for Peanut on Facebook.
- Winners must be 18 or older and live in the US. (excludes AK & HI)
We will announce the winner next Tuesday, August 19, so check back!
(Winner will be notified by email)
And if you can’t wait another second, visit HomeRight or your local hardware store to grab a PaintStick EZ Twist today. Let me know what you think!