That’s where the fun begins, since it requires a multi-step process:
1. Taping up of the walls/floor. The flooring is hardwood and linoleum, making it easy to tape — but it takes forever to do it correctly.
2. Lighting sanding the wood. Gotta scuff up the glaze so the paint will stick.
3. Two coats of primer. I use latex-based because it’s easier to work with and dries pretty quickly between coats.
4. Two topcoats of semi-gloss paint. Using a pure-white hue to contrast with the light cream paint we put on the walls..
I can’t get away with doing fewer coats because the wood shows through. But I’m very happy with the results, take a look! I think the room looks a lot bigger and more elegant. I can’t wait to finish the other rooms. If I didn’t have to go to work, I could get a lot more done, ha ha.