Today my wife and mother-in-law got all of the walls, soffits, and ceiling primed. We were given three, five gallon buckets of left over MAB brand latex paint, so we thought we'd use it up as the first coat, instead of going out and buying standard primer. Wasn't sure how well it would coat, but it actually did pretty good. Can't say much about the color, as it is sort of an olive/gray color. It should be fine once she has her finish color on. I have some spots that I'll have to touch up with drywall spackle, but other than that, I'm happy. Only a couple little pin holes to fill, and we should be applying the first finish coat by Thursday!
I cut a 3'-0" piece of white primed baseboard and crown molding, nailed them together, and held them up to where the moldings will be installed in the trays, and my wife smiled! Even though the primer isn't the same color as her finish color, she is really excited about how much the moldings really make the tray ceilings POP. She couldn't visualize the finished look before, but now that she has some colors to put things together with, she is all excited in getting it all done.
I took pictures of today's progress, but due to the light primer color, you can't tell that anything was even done. I won't post pictures of the crown molding until I have it all installed. I'm sure you'll understand.
Edited by johndeereelfman, March 19, 2014 - 05:52 AM.