It is getting there – the bathroom that I am redoing. Only one coat of paint so far, but it looks transformed. No more purple! What a huge difference. I am starting to see the fruits of my labor.
Remember the purple?
No more. It is now tan and white – lots of beautiful white!
It was a rainy dark day here today, so my photos are not the best. I applied one coat of Valspar Bistro White in semi-gloss to the board and batten and let it dry I then began to caulk, caulk, and I caulked some more.
When installing a board and batten treatment on walls – you are bound to find plenty of joint gaps after you add one coat of paint. Caulk is your best friend. It seals all the gaps. When you use Alex Plus Easy Caulk by Dap the process is even easier.
If you have ever pressed Kraft Easy Cheese on a cracker or two, then you will be a pro caulker with Alex Plus Easy Caulk.
Just don’t eat it!
It is my favorite caulk. I use it for everything! There is no waste or clumsy caulk gun needed.
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Take the cap off and cut the tip off and you are ready to go. When you are finished, just replace the cap to store it for use on a future project.
I applied it here…
Keep a bowl of ice water nearby when caulking. Frequently dip your index finger in the water and run the tip of your finger over just applied caulk to smooth. You can also run an ice cube along the line of caulk to smooth into the joint or gap. When caulk gets into the grooves of bead board – wipe it away with the dry tip of a small pointy paint brush – the kind in a kid’s watercolor set.
One coat of paint and all joints caulked – done! One more coat of paint and then it is time to add some personality and color.
I chose the color tan for the top section of the wall to match the fiberglass tub surround. Since I could not change the color – I embraced it and am making it part of the color scheme. I mixed a bunch of leftover paint to come up with the color, so it is one of a kind.
I do have a plan for the floor – it is a staging trick that I will show you next week. I would dearly love to lay tumbled tile on the floor, but there is no budget for that. When hubs gets re-employed or I win the lottery – then I may add it. Right now it is not happening. I have to improvise.