So we finally moved on with the work on the apartment. The walls have been fixed, everything is prepared for painting... We even put up some protective sheets to reduce the cleaning up we'll have to do afterwards. This is quite an important (and truly boring) step.
It pays up to do it right, even when you've done it for a couple hours and feel like giving up. For one you can paint a lot faster, not having to pay attention to margins, and, obviously, there's less to clean up afterwards.
Paint was next:
- blue-ish for the bedroom
- yellow-ish (vanilla actually) for the living area
- white for the rest: kitchen, bathroom, terrace, hallway
Luckily we had a machine from work, so the actual painting went pretty fast. Using a diaphragm pump we sprayed the initial coating (some sticky stuff that closes the pores, and unifies the surface). Then we used the same pump to feed the paint to a roller, which we used - with a proper extension - to paint the walls and ceilings. The ceilings are especially "fun" to do, as you get really nice neck strains from constantly looking up ;)