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Why Do I Paint?

Home improvement projects are in my blood. Only I suck at them. My parents have been doing home improvement projects my whole life. One year we tore out wallpaper as a family from nearly every room in the house and painted the walls. They would build decks and refinish the basement. I think they have a project every weekend. So you would think when I got my own home I would be a little better prepared.

But nope. Case in point: our main bathroom. 4 years ago when my husband and I bought our home the bathroom was completely white including the floor. Made me feel crazy. So we took the bucket of paint the previous homeowners left and painted the bathroom. It was a horrible job. Globs of paint everywhere, white showing through and paint on the ceiling.

Fast forward to yesterday and I had finally had enough of that crappy paint job. So I went to Target and bought supplies. And then I remembered why we did such a crappy job the first time around. I despise painting! But I pushed ahead and it turned out pretty decent.

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Fooled By The Internet

11059840_10103669430658574_6355281637509414202_nFooled by Pinterest once again. Update your bathtub in 4 easy steps they said.  Just scrape off the old caulk with a screwdriver they said.

When I was giving Julian a bath I had noticed that a portion of the caulk was separating from the tub.  So I decided to do some research online and after reading some tips I decided to tackle the project before mold started growing in the dry wall.

I had it planned brilliantly in my head.  Saturday night after my shower I would scrape off the old caulk with a screwdriver and spray the space with bleach.  Let it dry overnight.  And then Sunday morning I would caulk the tub and the job would be done.  Only it didn’t happen that way.

Saturday night I took my shower and then began to scrape the caulk with the screwdriver but it didn’t budge.  I maybe got a one inch piece off.  So I began doing some more research and it recommended using a spray to soften the caulk.  So Sunday morning while Dueber was at work Julian and I headed over to the hardware store.  I bought the spray and this cool little tool.  I sprayed the tub and waited for Julian to take his nap to start scraping.  And then this happened…

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After some intense scraping using blades, screwdrivers, and new tool I finally removed all of the caulk.  I sprayed the tub with bleach and let it dry overnight.  The next day I caulked the tub and while it looks a little scary at least no water will be seeping into the walls.