Before I start today’s post, I’d like to thank Alina at My Yellow Umbrella for featuring my counter top post. Make sure to visit her site for some fresh wonderful ideas.
Here’s one I thought I’d share so you could learn from my mistake. Sometimes I get in a hurry and don’t take the time to prime my walls when they really should be primed. I don’t prime every time I change paint colors but after you remove wallpaper, the experts say you should prime your walls. I removed the wallpaper in one of the bathrooms a couple of years ago. I washed the walls with soapy water to get any remaining glue removed. I thought that would be sufficient, well it came back to bite me. Not right away, but within a few days. At first I didn’t realize there was a problem. To me it looked like someone took a steamy shower and the walls still had steam marks on them. This did not go away, even several hours after a shower. Logically, I thought my son was taking three or four showers a day and I questioned him about it. He assured me that he was not taking THAT many showers, but did he noticed it too. On further inspection, I realized that the walls felt dry and that these were permanent steam marks. This happened because I did not prime the walls after I removed the wallpaper. A tough lesson learned. The question now is do I go back and prime and repaint in preparing to sell? I think I will move it down as low priority and only deal with it if we are getting negative feedback.