2) Whoever invented the textured/popcorn ceiling, making the wide nap paint roller neccessary, I hate you. Hate hate hate.
I'm so exhausted from painting the ceiling it's not even funny. My arms are tired, I've climbed and moved the ladder every 5 minutes so my knees are also tired, and my hair is coated in primer. AND I'm not done yet- it turns out I'll need a second coat. Hate hate hate.
It was a pain in the ass to paint this ceiling blue back in 2003, but I let it happen because my then boyfriend/housemate really wanted it. fixing it BACK to white is an even bigger pain in the ass, as anyone who has ever tried to paint a light color over a dark/rich color will tell you. Add texture to the mix and you have a Sisyphean task.
The only reason I'm dealing with this now is because the new floors are going in soon, and I thought it'd be a good idea to paint the ceiling now, while I could drip paint on the old floors with impunity.We had 2 rare beautiful fall days in Seattle this weekend, and I spent them inside on a ladder getting Kilz 2 Stainblocker all over my glasses.
Hate hate hate.