Started the painting process in our new house …

posted 2 years ago in Home
Post # 2
2791 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast

Yes I noticed during our inspection that some of the walls in the house I just bought also were painted over wallpaper! (entryway and bedroom at least)

We close next week and then we’ll have to start peeling wallpaper I guess. I just hope there is only 1 layer!

Post # 3
8498 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Yes, we just moved and I noticed it as well.  It’s not too bad…except in the room that used to be painted super bright hot pink …ugh.  At least they left the leftover paint, so I can touch up the ceilings, but the trim is annoying.

Post # 4
8850 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

Same thing at our house 🙁 We have gorgeous exposed beam / rafter ceilings and those a-holes splashed paint all over them! What’s worse is that my husband used to own a house-painting company, so he’s suuuuper anal about those details and it drives him crazy. Ah the joy of home ownership. 

Post # 5
130 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

The previous owners of our house spray painted the kitchen cabinets white, but only the bottom row…the top they left brown.  They didn’t even bother to protect the floor, just laid more sticky tiles on top after they sprayed everything.  Also, they spray painted the bath tub, toilet, and hardware in the bathroom blood red. They did actually paint a few of the other rooms, but left the tape on the door jam for so long I had to scrap it off piece by piece.  Some people shouldn’t do their own renovations! Its taken a long time to slowly rid the house of their bad taste.

Post # 6
5935 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013


Our house had wallpaper in every room except for 2 of the bathrooms. Come to find out they used to have wallpaper in the guest bathroom and didn’t bother to take it off behind the toilet. We found that out when we redid the toilet. I left it on the wall since you can’t see it anyways lol. Also, I don’t think they ever cleaned the floorboards. We had to scrub all of them before we could paint them.

Not only that, when they moved out they put a giant gash in the wood floor and there were 2 water spots from where they had plants. So we had to replace the floors.

Post # 7
2657 posts
Sugar bee

In our house, the previous owners didn’t even bother to remove the wall outlet covers before painting.  There are really obvious brush marks around the outlets and paint on the wall covers, which we’ve been slowly fixing as we repaint the rooms.  It’s such a small detail, but all it takes is 1 minute and a screwdriver to remove the damn things before painting.  How lazy can someone be?

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