I’ve said it before on this blog that I’m recently addicted to cleaning. I can’t explain how unusual this is for me – but living in a place that I love has motivated me to keep things really clean around here. I also love to do craft projects in my loft. That is the whole reason I got this loft – was so that I would have a place to make things and get messy (with good light) . . . and I got the concrete floors for easy clean up.
So today I decided to tackle a new painting project, with a little bit of help from P&G cleaning supplies that you can get at Home Depot (check out my giveaway at the end of this post!). If you are wondering what I’m going to work on, this is a clue:
Yep! I’m going to paint a canvas like a giant paint chip! Paint chips are hugely popular right now in crafting, and I need some additional wall decor. The Home Depot has a fun checklist for painting projects around the home . . . there are 3 EASY steps:
- Get it ready. Before painting, make sure to remove dust from walls or any surfaces. A Swiffer® Sweeper with a dry sweeping cloth works really well – it attracts dirt and dust from virtually any surface, including walls. The head swivels a full 360 degrees, making it easy to move around corners and the pole allows for easy floor to ceiling reach. Don’t forget to use your painter’s tape, too.
- Get it done. Make sure you have the correct tools for the job and start painting! If you are doing walls, start in the corners and work your way out. If you are doing a canvas like I am, basecoat first and then paint your design on top.
- Get it clean. Once the painting is done, use Mr. Clean® Magic Eraser® Original to clean trim, baseboards, floors and doors and reach deep into the surface grooves to lift away stains. It’s is so powerful that each swipe removes more grime per swipe than the leading all-purpose bleach spray cleaner, and it has no harsh chemicals.
Visit here to learn more about the steps and get more painting tips (and find resources such as a paint calculator!).
So, I decided to follow the instructions for my own painting project.
I prepared my work area by sweeping with the Swiffer first.
This guilty look is because someone knows that her hair gets into my paint projects.
Confession: I paint projects on the floor. So I had to Swiffer to get ready to paint my canvas – and make sure that nothing was going to get into my paint. Ewww!
I started by pouring out my paint colors, with plans to create four shades of paint for my “chip,” starting with one base color of Aqua.
I measured and taped. Did you know that you can create a very straight paint line by painting Mod Podge over your painter’s tape and letting dry before the painting happens? You can do this on walls too!!
As the painting happened, messes were made. Which with me is to be expected.
I even dropped a brush on the floor . . .
And the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser got it picked up straight away! And some other dirt – just ignore that.
I kept painting and removing tape as I went. And, got it all over the floor.
And was left with this. But with the help of the Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, I got those messes picked up, when all was said and done.
And I used the wet insert for the Swiffer to go over the area when I was completely finished with my project. I know, I need to clean my floors! But seriously, the Swiffer got up the Mod Podge and paint that had gotten on the floor during the painting process.
So do you have any plans to do a painting project soon? Remember to Get It Ready, Get It Done and Get It Clean using your P&G products! You can find all of your painting supplies, including the Swiffer Sweeper and Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, at The Home Depot near you. Be sure to visit HomeDepot.com for more painting and DIY tips.
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