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57. Let’s Buy Some Paint
“Let’s go to Wal-Mart,” Elizabeth told Kenneth. She
to buy some paint supplies. He suggested that
go to Home Depot instead because employees there
tell them exactly what to buy. After arriving
, Elizabeth found a friendly looking worker who was
“Excuse me,” she said. “Could you help
?” She explained that she wanted to paint her
. “Neither me nor my husband knows how to
it, so please tell us the basics,” she
. He smiled and told her that it was
. All they needed were two gallons of white
paint, a roller, a tray and an insert
pour the paint in, and an extension-handle to
the high parts of each wall.
primer?” Kenneth asked.
“Oh, yes, of course. I
getting to that. If you don’t put primer
first, the paint won’t stick to the walls.
are two gallons of good, but inexpensive, primer.
a brush would be a good idea for
in the corners and edges. And that should
care of it. Just put the primer on
. Let it dry for a couple of hours.
put on one coat of paint. Let it
. Then, if you want to, put on another
, but it shouldn’t be necessary.”
As they were
the items into the trunk, Kenneth told her
should buy a ladder, too. “We’re going to
to use the brush to paint up near
ceiling. The roller won’t do in a corner,”
“We don’t need a stepladder. I can
on your shoulders,” Elizabeth laughed. They went back
and bought a stepladder.