1. To restore; become new or as if new again.
After posting my first installment of my Home Office Makeover project last night I decided to jot down & prioritize all my needs and wants. I would love a new desk but honestly there is nothing wrong with the desk I have other than the drab gray color. It’s the perfect length and depth and I’d rather save the money for accessories. So off to Lowes I go to pick up degreaser, primer, paint and rollers. After giving her a proper cleaning and masking off the edges I applied the first coat of Zinsser Cover-Stain.
Can I just stress how important it is to work in a dust free environment? Well it is. I vacuum daily (yes, it’s a sickness) and I did vacuum prior to degreasing the desk top. I should have removed everything off the walls and wiped them down as well. After applying the first coat I started to notice these:
Thankfully we have sandpaper handy and I was able to remove those pesky fibers. Another quick run with the vacuum and a wipe down of all surfaces (walls and desktop) I was applying coat #2.
I was more than happy with the result after just 2 coats of primer but I really wanted to seal the surface so 1 more coat of primer for good measure.
Can I just say I hate waiting. Let’s fast forward a little.
Here she is with 2 coats of Valspar’s Ultra Premium Interior Satin in Ultra White. This particular brand didn’t have the best reviews and I did not read any prior to purchasing the Valspars. Personally I did not have any trouble with coverage. I’m going to guess that had a lot to do with the 3 coats of Zinsser I used earlier. This is my first paint project and I’m ridiculously happy with the result so far.
Yesterday was a busy day and I’m super excited to put a clear coat on her today. Sadly I have to wait until later to do it. For now I’m off to shop for a few accessories!