This post is sponsored by HomeRight, but all opinions are completely mine.
Outside of my bedroom is this staircase leading up the the girls’ attic bedroom. It hasn’t been painted for years and you know how stairway/hallway walls can get. Yucko!
You can’t tell from the picture, but the walls were begging to be painted. When I passed it every day on my way to bed I could hear their little desperate cries of despair.
But it’s hard to do because it’s very high and the steps are shallow and there is no place to put a paint roller tray. Then I had a lightbulb moment! I’d use my PaintStick EZ Twist from HomeRight! You don’t need a roller tray and even my teens can use it. SCORE!
A tool that my kids can use makes this mamma happy!
We covered the steps with newspaper and got started. It was super simple. Just push the stick onto the tube that you put on the paint can.
Pull the stick back……
And we all watched as the paint goes right up into the tube.
Until it’s all full!
We all stared in amazement. Yes, we are easily entertained.
Then you just twist the handle and the paint comes out through the roller….all smooth and easy.
I was going to let the kids do the painting, but I wanted to try it first. And I just couldn’t stop!
But I finally let the kids take over. I wasn’t going to keep all the fun to myself. I’m just that kind of mom.
We also painted the back wall with chalkboard paint. It will serve as a message board for the girls up there in that attic room (it’s such a small wall that we just painted it with a brush). Did you know that you should always season a chalkboard wall? You just rub the side of a stick of chalk over the whole thing then erase it. That will keep your chalk art from being hard to erase later.
Then we just cleaned the PaintStick EZ-Twist and we were done. Cleaning the PaintStick was easy except for the time it took to get the roller cover clean. It wasn’t hard, but took time….like any roller cover. I just don’t like cleaning them because I’m lazy. But even with the cleaning the whole job still took much less time than it would have with a regular roller because there was no pan to clean and we didn’t have to get up and down to reach the paint. It was just twist-swoop-finished.
The girls have plans to change the chalk wall art for the seasons. I heard them talking about drawing a Christmas tree on it. Cute!
From start to finish the whole job took about 2 hours and there was absolutely no mess. That was another blessing of the PaintStick.
And now my stairwell walls sing happy songs about rainbows and puppies.
And…..drumroll please……I’m giving away a PaintStick EZ-Twist to one of you! Just enter here…..you’ll love it!