One Room Challenge Week 2 :: The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls

Date
Oct, 12, 2016
The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls with the HomeRight PaintStick!

It’s week two of the One Room Challenge and we’re cruising right along! This past week has been filled with lots of spackling and lots of painting. If you’re just tuning in, we’re tackling our laundry room and you can check out my plans for the space in last week’s post here! Along with sharing our updates this week, I’ll be sharing a tip on The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls and I’m telling you it’s a total game changer 😉

logo*this post is sponsored by HomeRight but all thoughts and opinions are my own.

To start, we (Dan) ripped down the existing tile on the walls. The tile went around the whole room but luckily wasn’t up to the ceiling on any wall, so he only removed the part he needed to.

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This little guy worked like a charm.

One Room Challenge Tearing Down Drywalll

Then he put up the new drywall. I will say it wasn’t the most professional job ever, but it was good enough and we didn’t want to hire out for it. Once the drywall was screwed in, there was LOTS of mudding and sanding to be done.

This was my first time ever working with drywall and I am not a fan. It’s a real pain in the buns. The fact that the seams weren’t totally perfect probably didn’t help but I felt like I was stuck in a circle of mudding then sanding, then mudding then sanding and I still couldn’t get it smooth! The majority of the walls are going to be covered with something so I wasn’t worried about making it absolutely perfect and I only had to do two full walls and one partial wall since above the wall where the washer and dryer are going is gonna be all tile.

I’m so glad that part is over though! There was dust everywhere for like 3 straight days.

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So then came the fun part. Painting! Or maybe you hate painting. But it was much more enjoyable than the drywall and I got to try out a new toy that is seriously amazing. One of my awesome sponsors, HomeRight, sent me their EZ-Twist PaintStick and I’m in love. Painting walls can get so messy and be so time consuming but this little gadget makes it so much faster, cleaner and easier.

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls with the HomeRight PaintStick!

Say goodbye to the mess and frustration of pouring paint into your pan and getting it all.over.the.can and having it spray all over the floor when you roll your roller in it. This new and improved roller comes super easy to put together and creates NO mess.

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls

Once you have it all connected, you clip the spout onto the paint can and then insert the roller into the opening.

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls

There’s a tube that fills with paint as you pull back on the handle. The first time you use it, it takes a full tube to fully coat the roller in the paint, and then from there it creates even coverage.

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls

So basically you suck the paint into the tube and then you twist the PaintStick back down and it pushes the paint into the roller through little holes. Then you just keep twisting as needed and pushing all the paint down. Then when you run out, you just connect it back onto the spout and suck up more paint! Genius, right??

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls

I couldn’t believe how great the coverage was and how clean it was. Ya know how if you glop too much paint on your roller it can fly all over the place? Totally doesn’t happen with this. It releases the perfect amount of paint and goes on so smoothly!

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls

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This guy made painting the ceiling sooo much easier too. I’m pretty much never painting a wall again without it. 🙂

The Fastest and Easiest Way to Paint Walls with the HomeRight PaintStick!

 

So let’s take a look at our to-do list and see what we’ve accomplished!

  • Tear down existing wall tile
  • Install new Drywall 
  • Tape and patch drywall and other holes in the walls
  • Paint walls
  • Remove old light and install new one
  • Tile wall that washer and dryer are on
  • Tile over existing floor tile with new tile
  • Reattach base boards and trim
  • Paint sink vanity
  • Install sink into vanity
  • Install new washer and dryer
  • Stain door slab countertop
  • Install countertop
  • Hang wooden shelf and style it
  • Paint tall cabinets
  • Install a DIY bench between cabinets
  • DIY wood treatment above bench
  • DIY system for hanging clothes
  • DECORATE!

Next up my FIL is going to do the tile work (he does it for a living so we lucked out big time there). I wanted to find something to repurpose for the sink base but we ended up deciding to get a custom cabinet built since we have an apron front sink and the installation could be a little tricky. I’m finalizing plans with the builder this week and it should be done within a week or two tops. But I’m still painting it myself 🙂

A huge thanks to HomeRight for sponsoring this post and for my other amazing sponsors who are making this all happen! Blanco, Lamps.com, Crates & Pallet.

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43 Comments

  1. Reply

    BridgeT

    July 25, 2018

    I am curious. The paint stick looks wonderful but did you still edge with a brush?

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      brepurposed

      July 26, 2018

      Yes, we still had to use a brush to trim!

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    Jenny @ Refresh Living

    October 20, 2016

    I bet painting with that PaintStick is so much fun – far more fun than hanging drywall (I despise installing new drywall, too)!

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      brepurposed

      October 21, 2016

      haha way more fun than drywall!

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    Crystal Fox

    October 17, 2016

    That is the coolest tool…ever! Wow! Great start – I can’t wait to see how everything falls into place!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2016

      Thanks Crystal!! We’re cruising right along!

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    Iris Nacole

    October 15, 2016

    Well, you’ve confirmed my hesitation of a DIY bathroom remodel with all that work. I think I’ll leave it to the professionals, otherwise it’ll be years before I get the space done myself. Haha! Y’all have done such a great job though! Can’ wait to see more. Also, I’ve used a similar paint stick for years, and I’ve always preferred it to any other options available, meaning sprayers, or a good ole simple roller. Mine is about ready for retirement, so I just might give a Homeright spraystick a go! Thanks for the tip!

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2016

      haha! It was serious work that probably would have turned out better if a professional did it but oh well 😉 live and learn! And seriously, how great are paint sticks?! I’m literally never painting a wall without it again!

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    Tet | Drawn to DIY

    October 14, 2016

    It’s looking good! Thanks for the great tips 🙂

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      brepurposed

      October 17, 2016

      Thanks Tet! Glad you enjoyed it!

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    Jessica | Petal + Ply

    October 14, 2016

    So…It’s official…I need a PaintStick! We’re painting our stairwell as part of our ORC room and it would be a lifesaver.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2016

      Ah yes you seriously do! It made it SO much easier!

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    Rachael @ This is our Bliss

    October 14, 2016

    Wowzers! You guys are crushing it already!! I love where you’re headed and am so looking forward to week 3! And how awesome that your FIL is doing your tile work – big time score!! – Rachael

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2016

      Thanks girl! So huge that he’s helping us with the tile work! I wouldn’t know the first place to start!

  8. Reply

    Kyla @HouseOfHipsters

    October 14, 2016

    You are kicking some serious butt girl!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 17, 2016

      Smooth sailing so far!

  9. Reply

    Kristi

    October 14, 2016

    Look at that progress! Incredible Bre!!! And that paint stick looks ahhhhhmazing – I can’t wait to try it!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 14, 2016

      Thanks girl! I’m so excited to see it start to come together! And you have to try it, it’s so good!

  10. Reply

    Ruthie

    October 13, 2016

    I’m so glad to hear the paint stick is so great! I’ve thought about getting it but now I just might have to! 🙂

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      Coco

      October 14, 2016

      Great idea, but the clean up is where the issue comes in.

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        brepurposed

        October 14, 2016

        I didn’t have any trouble! I used our hose and it worked great!

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      brepurposed

      October 14, 2016

      You totally should! And the clean up wasn’t bad at all 🙂

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    Maria Brittis

    October 13, 2016

    Great work, this is very inspiring because I want that paint stick! I actually like painting so I would love one!
    Have a productive weekend, look forward to your progress.
    Maria
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      brepurposed

      October 14, 2016

      Thanks maria!! It was seriously a game changer!

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    Karrie Trowbridge

    October 13, 2016

    Oh my goodness, I need to try that roller!! I hate painting, and that makes it look easier!! Thanks for the tip! I can’t wait to see all of your progress next week!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 14, 2016

      It’s so good! It makes painting so much easier!

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    Jen @Noting Grace

    October 13, 2016

    Bre! This looks amazing! We’re renovating our Laundry room as well. I can’t wait to see how yours turns out.

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2016

      Thanks Jen!! Popping over to check out yours!

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    ashley@biggerthanthethreeofus

    October 13, 2016

    Drywall dust is just the worst!

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      brepurposed

      October 13, 2016

      The absolute worst!

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    Brittany Goldwyn

    October 13, 2016

    Ooo I love painting too! I am dying to get my hands on one of these!!!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2016

      It’s seriously the best! You need one!

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    Amanda

    October 13, 2016

    I’m SO intrigued by this! I definitely need to try that thing out!

    • Reply

      brepurposed

      October 13, 2016

      You totally should! It’s a serious game changer!

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    Cassie Bustamante

    October 13, 2016

    i am about to start painting emmy’s room this weekend or early next week…. wish me luck! well, actually, since you loved it so much… feel free to come on over…

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      brepurposed

      October 13, 2016

      haha I totally would! I always think I like painting, and then I start and remember how much it sucks. But this PaintStick seriously made it so much better!

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        Katy

        December 4, 2016

        This is such an incredible laundry room!! Sorry if I missed it somewhere, but would you mind sharing paint color/details?

        • Reply

          brepurposed

          December 6, 2016

          Thank you so much Katy!! The blue paint color is Anchors Aweigh by Sherwin Williams 🙂

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