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*Closed* Nursery Paint & HomeRight PaintStick EZ Twist Giveaway!

2014 August 12
by Becky

***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!!***

Nursery construction wrapped the week after our Mega-Holiday and since then it’s been paint, paint, and more paint.



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. 
As you can see, once the roller gets saturated with a tube of paint, it’s pretty fast work. And I love that all it takes is a small drop cloth to contain the very few drips…makes moving around room easy. I was even able to use the PaintStick in the closet, no problem.


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!


36 Responses
  1. Ashley Cheatham permalink
    August 13, 2014

    The new house is great but I don’t love that every room is cream. I’m ready to start adding some personality to it!

  2. August 13, 2014

    Soooo many projects that need to happen… after rewiring two floors, there’s a lot o’ painting to do! Seems like this might just be the tool for that job…

  3. August 13, 2014

    I looked at Home Depot but ours didn’t have it. Remind me to get one in Sept. when we’re there. It’s a great idea. Loved the video, especially the fast part!!!!

  4. Courtney Barr permalink
    August 13, 2014

    Omg! I want one! How awesome! I didn’t paint our nursery this time, but we just moved into our new house in Colorado and there are many rooms to paint still! Love it!

  5. Ashley C permalink
    August 13, 2014

    I could use this for my whole house, we need to paint the whole thing!


  6. Stephanie permalink
    August 13, 2014

    What a neat tool and I absolutely love how the room is turning out!

    My next project is painting the hallway with an impossibly tall wall (this should be interesting)!

  7. Linda Johnson permalink
    August 13, 2014

    Love the video and my future grandson is getting a workout. I too love the fast video and the color of the room. I am going to tackle my back entryway with high ceilings. I might have to look into this product.

  8. manda permalink
    August 13, 2014

    Nursery. :)

  9. August 13, 2014

    I NEED to paint the entire house. This would be awesome!
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  10. Andrea permalink
    August 13, 2014

    Just bought a new house and am renovating it. I’ll need to paint the whole thing! Hopefully with the PaintStick!

  11. August 13, 2014

    Dude, your house is beautiful! Love that nursery color. Hands down our foyer/stairwell. It has this white with sponge overlay ugliness that has been daunting to consider because of the tricky heights.

    • August 13, 2014

      Also, digging the tunes!
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    • Becky permalink*
      August 13, 2014

      Thank you!! Darn those stairwells. I’m happy to share my painter’s name if you need him…he’s very reasonable!

  12. Barbara permalink
    August 13, 2014

    I need this to help me paint my entire house. Time to sell…we are heading east! Do you do in home tutorials? I might start next weekend.

    I also need a fabulous light grey color to use throughout my downstairs. Any suggestions?

    • Becky permalink*
      August 14, 2014

      Yay!!!! How exciting!!! I would be more than happy to come over and demonstrate, and a fabulous all-purpose gray is Moonshine by Benjamin Moore. I’ve used it in two houses, tons of different light, and it’s always perfect. Good luck!!

  13. August 14, 2014

    Super cute video – couldn’t watch it at work, so I’m catching it now!
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    • Becky permalink*
      August 17, 2014

      Ha! Thanks. I’m so glad I got all prettied up for it :)

  14. carol easterday permalink
    August 14, 2014

    I have quite a few rooms I could use this for , love the video looks quite easy to use once you get the roller filled

    • Becky permalink*
      August 17, 2014

      It REALLY is. Good luck!

  15. Cara Haugh permalink
    August 14, 2014

    Loved the video and loved to see you in action with that bump! Adorable. I’m game for this little give away too. I would paint…wait for it….kitchen, upstairs bath 1, upstairs bath 2, guest room, master, sunroom – you get the idea. XoXo

    • Becky permalink*
      August 17, 2014

      Whoop!! You needed a house full of projects for all that pent up DIY energy!!

  16. August 15, 2014

    I would paint a 20ft wall in my dining room! Then I would move on to my daughter’s room.

  17. Barbara permalink
    August 16, 2014

    Thanks for the color suggestion!

  18. Elizabeth permalink
    August 17, 2014

    Alright, I’m sold…I need one of these. I’d paint both bathrooms and our drab yellow guest room. I also might take it for a spin on the ceiling. Next video request – clean up :-D

    • Becky permalink*
      August 17, 2014

      Ha! I totally thought about doing a clean up video but the painting one was difficult enough…maybe next time I use it I give it a try. It’s REALLY not that bad, I swear. The first time was the toughest. I love that you can use the fill tube to get water in the PaintStick in order to flush it out.

  19. Elizabeth permalink
    August 17, 2014

    I like you on fb ;-D

  20. Monica permalink
    August 17, 2014

    We are moving into our house that we had built in Sept. Have so many ideas and a whole blank canvas to start painting.

    • Becky permalink*
      August 17, 2014

      It would be great! Can’t wait to see that new house…

  21. Katie Erspamer permalink
    August 17, 2014

    Turning our formal dining room into a play room for my son. Need to get rid of the mauve. This stick is awesome!! I hate refilling rollers.

  22. August 17, 2014

    My photography studio! :D

    This thing is so snazzy!!!!

    And, I LOVE your nursery. Gray is the color of choice in our house (and my studio) as well! :)
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  23. August 18, 2014

    I would paint our gameroom/playroom for the kiddos!

  24. Joanie Cope permalink
    August 18, 2014

    I would paint our new laundry room we are building!!

  25. Michele permalink
    August 18, 2014

    We are buying a house, and 2nd baby is due in December. So definitely need to paint the nursery first, then the master bath once we get rid of the purple wallpaper!

  26. September 12, 2015

    Hi! Love the blog and the nursery is so beautiful! I’m dying over the grey paint, can you tell me what the name is? Thanks so much!


    • Becky permalink*
      September 12, 2015

      Thanks! It’s Rock Grey by Benjamin Moore.

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