I have friends who are organized enough to have every room in the house painted before moving in, but for us painting the house is still an ongoing project six years after moving in. We lived with bare builder’s grade “China Doll” white walls for years before we finally decided what colors to start start putting on the walls (the master bedroom is still white). Of course, after every room is finished I think, “Why didn’t I do this sooner?”
Paint is one of the quickest, least expensive ways to transform a room and give your room a little pick-me-up – especially when you DIY! But it isn’t without work, which is why it has taken me so long.
I recently had the opportunity to participate in a live chat with Eric Stromer (you know they guy from TLC’s Clean Sweep), and he inspired me to get myself in gear and get the last few rooms painted. (Well, maybe after the baby comes.) During the chat I learned a few key tips for DIY painters:
- Hold your paint brush like a pencil. It will give you more control over the brush to help you to cut around the edges more precisely.
- Use a wire brush to help get your paint brush clean.
- When you roll, roll slowly. The faster you go, the more paint will splatter in front of the roll – resulting on pain on the ceiling.
Olympic Paint recently introduced a new product to help with tedious setup to get ready to paint. Olympic One is a paint and primer all in one. Priced at around $24 a gallon, it ultimately saves you time and money because it covers your walls in fewer coats without the need to buy a separate primer. Now, that I can get on board with.
Additionally, Stromer told us that Olympic ONE is “scrubable.” This means that it is durable and perfect for bathrooms, kitchens and playrooms. (Apparently, he has kids who like to perform wall graffiti too!) It also repels tough household stains, including dirt, grease, ink, etc., and it is formulated to guard against the growth of mold and mildew.
If you have a DIY paint project you’ve been putting off at your house, here’s a little incentive for you to get started. Olympic ONE is hosting a contest called Simply Done. To enter the contest, share a photo of your Olympic ONE paint project – the photo must include a can of Olympic ONE paint (bonus points for paint cans displayed in interesting or humorous ways) by August 26. Celebrity DIY expert Eric Stromer will select one entry to win a $10,000 grand prize!!!! WOW – wouldn’t that be amazing!
Olympic ONE paint is available exclusively at Lowes.
Giveaway – To help you get started on your project, one luck winner will receive two cans (gallons) of Olympic ONE paint in your color choice.
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Disclosure – This post is brought to you by Olympic ONE and TheMotherhood, however, all thoughts and opinions are my own.
stacia white says
Ten years+ 2 kids = nasty walls
stacia white says
after 10 years and two kids are walls are dingy!
Jennifer Tejada says
My living room could definately use a boost of color. THANKS!
stephanie barmann says
I’d paint the bathroom
I would paint my baby’s new room! 😀
Katie Gonzalez says
I would paint our master bedroom, which is still the builder white also. Like too many people, it’s the room that comes last!
Mindy Sharp says
I would paint my new office that used to be the playroom…time to paint over the markers :o)
I would paint my kitchen
Kimberly Hock says
I would paint my bedroom.. the only room in the house that is still white
D Schmidt says
I would paint my downstairs bathroom
Cathy W says
I’d paint the bathroom
Eloise C says
I would paint our bathroom for sure, it has been a hopeful project of mine for some time now and needs to be done! Thanks so much for hosting this great giveaway!
keely hostetter says
my living room!
pamela jablonski says
I would paint my 18 year old daughters room to make it more like a college dorm
(she’s commuting) she wants a shade of gray.
stephanie miller says
our front room!! it needs to be painted sooo bad!
Jessica T. says
I would paint my bathroom if I won!
Toni Moore says
I would paint my little guys’ room! They’re toddlers now, but their room is stilled painted a “baby green”, would love to repaint it a “big boy” color! Thanks for the chance!! 😀 @VectoringMomma, tonikaye24 at yahoo dot com
Johannah B says
I would paint the living room… the paint is actually peeling in there! UG.
Codie Wiley says
I’m moving in a couple of weeks to a new base in Kansas. I’ve never been but being a military spouse I’m used to new places. BUT this time we are going with a newborn!! So I would def. paint her nursery both to make it inviting for her and to make it a place for me to relax!
Mandy Hillman says
I would paint our masyer bedroom and bathroom! We did a quick job of it when we moved in 5 years ago and I would love to update it!
Kelly D says
I would paint my son’s room if he agrees
Allie Sansing says
my bedroom! we are in the process of ripping off paneling and replacing it with sheet rock so hopefully it will be done this weekend! plenty of time to fill seams and screw holes!
Kim Smith says
I would paint my bedroom
Tracy P says
I would want to paint our bedroom
Deborah Rosen says
I would paint our main bathroom.
Terri S Crum says
My master bedroom!! We are remodeling now…and our bedroom is the last thing to do!
tlcrum06 @ att dot net
Erica H says
I would paint our bedroom!
Cynthia Conley says
I would paint my bathrooms.
I would paint our bedroom
Eloise Carlson says
I would paint my bathroom if I won!
Thanks so much for hosting this wonderful giveaway!
Donna B. says
I would paint my living room
brittneydejajason at gmail dot com
karen M says
love to paint the family room
karenmed409 at comcast dot net
I’d paint the master bedroom. It’s awful
Alissa A says
I actually need to paint my garage. Looks horrible compared to the rest of the house. captainliss40(at)gmail(dot)com
Lisa Albaladejo says
I would paint the master bathroom. It was the only room in our home not painted in a “neutral” color when we moved it 5 years ago. It is a very dark red and because it is an interior room, it makes it look so much darker than it is. It needs to be lightened up and this paint (with the primer) would be awesome to cover it! Thanks for the give-away!
Laree @ Ever Heard of Euless says
I’d paint my master bedroom. It seams like I get do redo one room a year, and this year it’s MY room’s turn!
We are about to move into a 1970s fixer upper – all paneling! First up we’re painting my sons playroom, this would be an awesome win.
Betsy Hoff says
My daughter’s Room!
Mary Hall says
I would paint my bathroom (it really needs a face-lift!)
Angela P says
We move into a new house on Friday and I need to paint every room in the house! I guess I would probably paint our master bath first.
I would paint my bedroom white! It would be so exciting!
Carol Bryant says
I would paint my kitchen.
Diana Russell says
I would paint my bedroom – it needs it desperately!
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Susan Chester says
If I won, I would paint our living room. It hasn’t been painted in years and is looking pretty dingy.
smchester at gmail dot com
Sherry Conrad says
The kitchen. 🙂
Tricia @Nightowlmama says
I would paint my kitchen if I win
Gayle C says
I would paint my kitchenwith Olympia One paint.
i would totally paint my bedroom!
I would paint the hallway – it needs it so much!
crystal faulk says
My kitchen needs painting. :o)
Our entryway/hallway/living room area. The previous owners painted it a bright periwinkle and aqua combo. Yikes! I’ve been putting it off because the color is so dark. Would love to try the ONE paint on it!
Peggy Ponikvar says
I would paint my bedroom with a light rose color, beautiful!
Theresa D says
I would love to paint my dinning room.
I’d paint my kitchen.
Jill Myrick says
I would love to paint my kitchen a bright and cheery color.
I would paint my room a new shade of color. I have also liked the paint on fb. Thanks
Susan Hupp says
My dining room, it really needs it.
I would paint my son’s bedroom
Annette D says
I would paint our home office!
Jill L says
My bedroom!!! First on the list as soon as the kids go back to school.
Angela Winesburg says
I would love to repaint my bathroom
Heather B says
I would paint my kitchen or dining room
We would paint our master bedroom.
Barbara Bee says
I’ve never tried Olympic brand but it looks like good paint. I was just thinking last weekend that I need to paint my old dingy living room to brighten it up before winter sets in.
Happi Shopr says
I’d love to paint the whole house, but the kitchen the most!
I’d love to paint my powder room. Or my daughter’s bathroom. Thanks!
Venus M. says
I would so love to paint our bathroom. It has been the a wonderful shade of white for over 20 years. I believe it is time for some color.
kelly S. says
I am in the final process of buying our first home, so of course I need to paint everything. (It was a forclosure with a ton of damage, so we had to replace most of the drywall)
First I would paint our living/entryway. I have been researching and I think I finally found the perfect color!
Thanks for the giveaway!
I would love to paint my bedroom. We bought our house 3 years ago, and I have painted every room in this house exept our bedroom. It is a plain, ugly white. I want some warm color in there!
Allison Downes says
Susan Smith says
I’d like to paint my bedroom
Catherine L. Petersen Peters says
I have a small spare/guest room that really needs paint.
I would paint the bathroom!
R Hicks says
Our master bedroom needs new paint!
brich22 at earthlink dot net
Jason Simmons says
The living room and dining room need some paint!!
Melissa Simmons says
My husband needs to paint the living room and dining room. LOL. Of course I will help him. (:
April V. says
We just moved into a new rental house and all the walls are a nice soft yellow which is better than dull white but I really want to make ‘my’ room – the one that has all my clothes and vanity and such in it – more of a ‘me’ space so I want to paint it green.
Amanda S. says
I would paint our living room!
Marsha Hembrick says
We will be painting my daughter’s bedroom.
Jaque R. says
I would paint my son’s room…it really needs it and we would enjoy choosing colors together. 🙂 Thank you.
so ready to win
I’d love to paint my bathroom.
Penny W says
I’m getting ready to switch bedrooms with my daughter, so I’d definitely use it to paint my “new” bedroom!
pkbw28 at gmail dot com
Mary Gardner says
my daughter’s room
marygardner49 at aol dot com
I would paint my living room. Maybe my bedroom.
gail waller says
could finally take the wallpaper down and paint my bedroom
Kim Zeller says
I would love to paint the living room.
Stacey M. Signor says
I would paint my grandson’s room, he’s been asking for a while now 🙁 poor little guy, his mean ol’ parents painted his room mustard yellow 🙁 YUK!!!
Cece Johnson says
I would paint our horrible white basement!! The rest of our home is so bright and colorful, but the basement looks like an entire different place…so cold!!
barbara hunt says
Thanks for the great contest!