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Hired a painter

July 11th, 2013 at 03:10 pm

We hired a painter.

I absolutely cringe typing this, but we did.

I don't mind painting, but this was a job for a pro.

DH uses the hall bathroom and loves hot showers. I told him he should not shut the door and not run the fan while showering, but he did. The steam from the shower was so intense that it blistered the paint and damaged the drywall as well as the ceiling. This didn't happen overnight, but after many, many showers.

There was also an area near the tub where water splashed on the wall and there was a large spot where it totally destroyed the drywall.

Hence, lots of repairs.

So, we hired a pro for the repairs and the painting.

He is working with DH on trying to figure out a solution for the water coming from the shower so we don't have another issue. I jokingly suggested we just hose off DH in the driveway. :-)

He fixed the spots and scraped the ceiling. It is taking a day to dry before he primes and paints, but what he has done looks great.

DH is not handy and he hates painting.

So, I figure fixing this bathroom is an investment to our home.

We have the money so that isn't the issue; I think I just hate spending money!

5 Responses to “Hired a painter”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    I'd say you were right to hire for this situation. I thought it was better to use the fan to pull the hot steamy air out of the bathroom. Maybe a stronger fan would help?

  2. rob62521 Says:

    Thanks, creditcardfree. He wasn't using the fan until after the shower. He will be using it during the shower and leaving the door open since it is just the two of us in the house.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    That's what my husband does...waits until after the shower. Ugh!!

  4. rob62521 Says:

    Hopefully it won't damage your bathroom like it has ours. It is a costly lesson and DH hates it when I'm right! LOL

  5. IndianGal Says:

    Sometimes, it's easier and also better to hire someone who has expertise in doing something.

    "DH hates it when I'm right! LOL : - Hahaha. My partner too!

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