Well, Nightmare on Theater Street just slapped me f$%king silly! After all the ordeals with the paint and finally getting it to look right I completely screwed it all up!
Last night I started touching up all the places that had blimishes with my last three gallons of the 18 total. I rolled the walls in places, the soffits in a bunch of places and touched up the ceiling in a few places. I noticed what looked like roller lines on one of the front side walls right before I started to clean all the tools and wondered why it looked that way. I just thought it was wet paint that was drying at different times and went on with cleaning up to call it a night.
Today I get home after 11 hours of driving from going to pick up my daughter from her mother's house and I walk out to the theater to check the size of my ramset shells before heading to lowes. I start looking at the lines I thought were roller streaks of wet paint and then start trembling. I felt like I was about to either cry or turn into some unknown freakin super mutant. All I could see were spots, roller marks, entire areas, and different colors all over my now not so beautiful theater, ceiling included. The last three gallons of paint were somehow a different color of paint. I immediately grabbed the 5 gallon paint top and 1 gallon tops to see if they matched. Sure enough they were the exact same paint and color code but my walls proved otherwise. I was so pissed I came inside and told my wife that the entire theater needed to be repainted and that I was on my way to raise cain (5 yr old daughter standing there looking at me trembling) and she just said I hope I didnt buy the wrong paint. I nodded no then sped to Lowes.
Well, they couldnt do anything but give me free paint and materials since they obviously saw the difference in the two colors after dabbing some on each others top and drying them. I didnt get no where near my 3 days worth of labor and $600 in paint back but did get enough paint and materials to do it all over again.
The worse part of all this is that I should have known something was wrong when I was having so much of a problem covering mud spots on the walls with the original 15 gallons. Since I've had time to sit down and accept what now needs to be done, I've come to the conclusion that the first 15 gallons were not what I purchased. The 1 gallon cans deffinately cover the mud in one coat so the first 15 must have been regular paint without the primer, which also made the color difference so much. The 1 gallon cans put up a much darker layer than 3 or more coats of the other. How smart does one really need to be to punch in the correct codes on the paint CPU?
I am now stuck repainting the entire room by roller when was hoping to have carpet by the end of the week!
We are building the risers tomorrow so will start painting all over again tomorrow night or wednesday. I would never wish this upon anyone, walls/ceiling look like abstract paintings.
Could someone please link me to a thread that has all the different choices for insulshield? I've seen it somewhere and remember how it had the different manufactures all listed.
My next post with pics will most likely be of black carpet installed since I'm past taking anymore that has anything to do with painting!