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Do You Ask Friends to Help You Paint?

With all the organizing and decluttering of Spring cleaning inevitably comes a desire to switch up the wall colors. It's a relatively inexpensive way to make a statement without adding a space-hogging piece of furniture or art. When I repainted my bedroom last year, I enlisted a tall friend to help master my high ceilings. She was an immense help, and we got it done in half the time I could have done it myself. But it was no easy task, and I can see how asking such a big favor of friends could put them in an awkward position. Have you ever solicited painting help?

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carolynz carolynz 7 years
No, but I also don't ask them to help me move either.
ella1978 ella1978 7 years
We only did when we moved into the new house. We had like 8 rooms to paint! My friend and I spent time doing all the trim first, so they just had to paint walls. I fed them and gave them stuff to drink. It was a fun party by the end! Just don't give them alcohol till the end, or the paint job could look questionable...
skigurl skigurl 7 years
i might but only if it were a fun "girls weekend" kinda thing, not like me forcing them to do slave labour instead of doing something fun then again, i sort of slave labour my parents because they're actually good at painting and my boyfriend and i are useless...we need to learn but it's hard when it's a dark color and you know it will be so obvious if you f it up so i just don't want to risk having a heinous looking room
khameel khameel 7 years
Actually, one of my best friends is traveling all the way from Massachusetts to New York to help me paint and decorate my new apartment. Then again, she did study interior design in college, so I guess she's a special case LOL...
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