Thursday, March 12, 2009

Praise the lord & pass the peel-away

We totally got motivated this week - and we're about 900% further along in the study than we planned/hoped/expected. Ken has just about finished all the wall repair, put in 4 receptacles, 2 switches, and 2 lights, and patched all the holes in the ceiling. I went totally nuts and stripped all the trim - I'm not sure how it happened this fast, but it's pretty much done. There were only 2 coats of paint on the trim and one was really poorly adhered. Peel-away did an incredible job with it, and I just got in the groove. It's possible that we could be primimg this weekend - which would be just fantastic. Of course, we're now getting to the part where we have about 200 teeny tiny jobs to do, so things will surely slow down. But maybe the magic will continue...

Here's the crappiest corner, before and after, so far:


7 comments:

Cottage Lifestyle said...

WOW! I hadn't heard of Peel-away...time for me to check it out.

Renee

Just A Girl And Her Craftsman Bungalow said...

love the magic!
just finished my living room

now on to bedroom and office stripping parties

sarah said...

Hey Renee - Peel Away (I use Peel Away 7, there are other versions out there, haven't tried them) is good stuff - but it's on the expensive end. We have had one big bucket forever, using it sparingly only when the other methods were driving me nuts, but since this is the LAST room in which I need to strip trim, we decided to go for it and use it all up. It's far less smelly than other stuff and it does work, but takes a while or multiple applications. It sort of sinks into the paint and isn't as gooey as the other chemical strippers, which is nice too.

Laura said...

I'm so impressed. You should pat yourselves on the back!

Mona said...

I'm totally in awe.

Mona said...

Does peel-away take of the paint easily?

sarah said...

See also this post:
http://bungalow23.com/2009/03/15/another-fan-of-peel-away/