Paint Fail

I know a lot of you have been anxiously waiting for an update on our weekend bathroom paint job.  And if this were yesterday, I would be too.  Then we peeled off the paint tape last night and this happened:

Oh… and this:

I am so sad!  It looks great otherwise (when you can’t see the problem edges).  Here is sneak peak for now:Please excuse the bad pictures but I didn’t really have the heart to spend a lot of time and energy photographing this sad paint job. This failure of epic proportions was a combination of two things.  The surface we painted on was not ideal… there was very glossy but cheap paint on the walls before (thus the reason it came off the walls too!) that practically repelled our new paint.  If this were not a rental, we would have sanded it down to the drywall and started over.  Sadly, this wasn’t really an option and, sadly, it obviously didn’t work out too well for us. Secondly, life got in the way and I waited way too long to remove the tape after the second coat.  I think part of me thought we may need a third coat so I kept it on.  But alas, we did not and the paint was happier sticking to the tape than it was the crappy, slippery wall underneath.

So we will be using some sand paper and a small paint brush to clean up the edges in the next couple days.  We will show you our grand reveal soon!

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  1. Melanie@MailboxJourney

    May 2, 2012 at 12:07 pm

    Oh no! I’m sorry it didn’t work out as planned. Hopefully you can just touch it up and you won’t even notice the flaws! I didn’t know you rented either, until I read this post.

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    • Erika

      May 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Thanks- I hope so too! And yes, we rent our apartment like you do! But luckily our landlord is fine with us painting or doing what we want with the place since I have lived here almost 3 years. :)

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      • Melanie@MailboxJourney

        May 3, 2012 at 8:04 am

        That’s awesome – I’m jealous! I’d love to paint our place.

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        • Erika

          May 3, 2012 at 8:10 am

          The only bad part about it is that we may have to paint it back when we move out. Thankfully I don’t think that is in the cards any time soon!

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  2. Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication

    May 2, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    Oh no! I hate it when that happens! :(

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    • Erika

      May 2, 2012 at 1:08 pm

      Me too… but hopefully it is fixable with a little TLC!

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