So, I was all set to paint the front area of my home Sherwin-Williams 6150 Universal Khaki and had even painted test "swatches". I was happy. I also had my mind set on doing the painting myself. The ceilings are high, but that is why I have a Purdy Extension Pole to attach to the roller. (It's also not a bad workout.)
Not once have I hired painters to paint a single wall in any home...EVER. (I made an exception with my kitchen cabinetry, very smart move.) You see, I have such a hard time giving up cash for a job I am really good at myself. Over the years this has meant climbing up on ladders to edge walls in 18' rooms as well as renting scaffolding to paint crown molding perched high in the sky. But really, there comes a time when it simply makes no sense to continue risking my neck, as well as spending hours painting, when I could be working on a client's project and billing instead!!
So I called Carlos, from LIC Painting, the company that painted the cabinetry. They did such a great job on the cabinets I would have a hard time considering working with any other painters. Plus, he just stopped by and gave me a quote I could not turn down.
Funny thing happened, however. Once I decided to pay someone to do the job I started to question my paint choice! Do I really want Universal Khaki or do I want to keep all the main areas of the house the same color, continuing the Quiver Tan from the Family Room throughout the house? So up went new test swatches of Sherwin-Williams 6151 Quiver Tan. It is quite a bit darker, but looks really good. For some reason Universal Khaki looks great against all the light cabinetry in the kitchen, but in the area surrounding the Living Room it appears cooler.