I just finished a weekend bath makeover and I can’t wait to share it with you guys. I recently went back to the North House for short visit and loaded down with a long list of DIY projects I needed to accomplish. As usual, my list as well as my perception of what I was capable of were a tall order 😉 I used what is now my new favorite tool for the fastest easiest way to paint walls.
One thing I’m not short on is DIY projects in the North House. There’s still a ton of painting left to finish. The upstairs bath needed a refresh in the worst way! It’s located on the second floor and is the main bath for the house. After tackling the downstairs bath that sits off the kitchen and making it so darn cute with the new planked wood wall and adding a pallet wood wall to the other small bath, this bath wasn’t so looking so pretty 🙁
I’d used my HomeRight PaintStick last winter when I painted the kitchen and for the big kitchen makeover. I painted big walls, high vaulted ceilings and planked wood walls. Finishing the entire kitchen in less than half the time it would have taken me had I used a traditional roller and paint tray. Think about the time spent constantly stopping to reload the roller alone! I was pretty blown away by how much time I saved. Terming it speed painting is not a stretch, it really is the fastest easiest way to paint walls. You can paint an 8 x 10 foot wall with a coat of paint in about a minute. This tool is a serious time saver guys!
Can you also image how much time I saved not having to climb up and down the ladder to reach high places in the kitchen makeover too?
Sadly, I cannot find a photo of my work to share a post with you guys
So this time around I made sure to get pics so you can see why it’s the fastest easiest way to paint walls and I went one step further. I made a short video using the Mini PaintStick so you can see first hand how easy it is to use. I also added some of my favorite painting tips to make your job even easier and look great too.
The Fastest Easiest Way To Paint Walls
Here’s my supply list for painting a room.
- HomeRight PaintStick I used the Mini PaintStick is an accessory. It has a shorter handle for tight spaces. Just swap it for the large size handle on the original PaintStick.
- quality 2 1/2″ paint brush
- clean painters rags
- painters tape
- drop cloth
- plastic bag – If you’ll need to stop and start painting
- hand lotion – lotion exposed skin up well before you start and paint will come off easily when washing up.
Here’s a few more useful painting tips to help you paint quickly and easily.
- Always keep a damp painters rag within an arms reach to wipe a spot of paint off a wall or other surface.
- Fill the Paintsick handle less if you have a tight spot to paint.
- Use a fan on hot or humid days to speed up dry time for the paint
- Coat your hands and arms with lotion before painting, the paint will wash right off . Remember to reapply after washing your hands!
So how’d my weekend makeover turn out?
I changed out the old vanity for an updated one.
Replaced the old oak cabinet with reclaimed wood shelves like the ones I used in my DIY Reclaimed Wood Kitchen Shelves. These were just one of the many Creative DIY Shelving Ideas for Organizing and Styling your Home that I’ve shared.
Shopping out there is scarce but I managed to find a few goodies for the shelf space.
These vintage styled ceramic accessories were perfect.
It’s amazing what a fresh coat of paint and a few changes can do!
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Monica S Salter says
I have a stairwell that I have been contemplating “how in the world am I going to get this painted?” Now I know!! Putting a star on this post, it’s a keeper! Thank you!
Wendi Wachtel says
So glad it was helpful! I used this paint stick on our sloped ceiling too. I would have never been able to do it otherwise!
Thanks so much for your note!
Wow, very nice job, love what you did here.
Hi Ivory! Thank you so much for the sweet compliment on y bathroom makeover. It’s a work in progress. I’m working on the door this weekend, we built a farmhouse barn door. Whew! It’s been a process! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a note and thank you for your visit.
Mary-the boondocks blog says
I can definitely see one of these in my future. It makes painting a snap. And I won’t have to get all that “bend to get more paint” action.
Wendi @H20 Bungalow says
Yes! It helps with that too Mary! Let me know if you do get one how it works for you. I love mine!
Thank you for the tutorial. We are getting ready to paint our basement, which includes 3 full rooms, a mudroom, hallway, and ceilings. I have 2 of those paintstick rollers, that I am planning on using, so I am glad it makes it easy and quicker!
Hi Mary! That’s a lot of painting. You are going to be SO happy you have them! You’ll be amazed at the time you’ll save and your arms won’t be as tired either! LOL Good luck and thanks so much for your visit and comment!
Oh I’m likin that paint stick! I hate dipping the roller and spattering it everywhere. Great tips too. Pinned! Thank you for sharing on Merry Monday! Have a great week!
Hi Kim and thank you! You’ll be hooked if you try one, promise! Thanks so much for your visit:)
Marie|The Interior Frugalista says
I so need one of those paint sticks! Your bathroom looks great – love the new vanity color and don’t get me started on those live edge shelves!
Thanks Marie! You’d be amazed at how easy painting with the PaintStick is, seriously! I won’t paint a room without one again. …and thanks on the makeover. The bath looks so much prettier than it did before. A welcome change and I’m sure a welcome change for guests!
I got my paint stick in the mail the other day. Am so excited. I have brown (ick) walls all over except yellow (ick) in the kitchen and bathroom. Have pretty much decided what colors I want. A lovely soft green for living room, Not sure of dining room. Want to paint cupboards a soft grey and a turquoise island. My room will be my favorite blue. Bathroom tan. Craft room something colorful. So excited. For 2 years I have been looking at these walls.
Hi Jody…I love your color choices! The grey and turquoise in the kitchen sounds beautiful! You’ll love using the PaintStick it’s a huge timesaver, plus since it reaches so high you won’t need to be on a ladder or step stool as much. Have fun painting!
Great paint job and yes, I could do with speed painting!
Loved, loved the video! Small (always keep it short like this), sweet, full of info. You look and sound great AND the narrative was smooth. I pinned of course but I also subscribed to your YouTube channel.
Way to go Wendi!
ps. Our wanna be library is the next room to paint. Gathering my courage to go sand yet another high gloss room ;(
Hi TPC! Thank you so much for the video feedback…it’s tough putting yourself out there on video, and so close since the room was tiny! I LOVE a library! Our reading nook is my makeshift library. Yours will be fabulous, especially if you have an entire room. Oh my gosh…a high gloss room? Wow, sounds like a lot of work. I know you’ll rock that room too 🙂
Looks like a breeze….wish I had known about this little gem a couple of months ago:(
Hi Debby, Oh my gosh it was a breeze! As much as I love a freshly painted space I dread the painting part. This little tool made it easy. Keep it in mind for your next painting project, you’ll love it! Thanks so much for your visit and note 🙂
I have to get one of those paint sticks wow! I love how your mini makeover turned out, great job Wendi.
I really loved the the video, I am such a visual person, and sometimes I just have to see and hear.
Thanks so much.
Hi Patty and thank you! You NEED one of these my friend, seriously it saved me so much time. Thanks for the feedback on the video too, it’s kind of intimidating to put yourself out there on video. Can’t wait to share my next big project on this room too. It will be a few months but I think you’ll love it:) Have a fabulous weekend!