Then you go up a few stairs where there’s a master bedroom and….oops…the hell happened to the other bedrooms? Ok, there’s a cozy kitchen and nice sized living room. So, for my virtual daydream, I went on a(n internet) quest to find decent splanch renovations. Potential home buyers make a beeline for this room when they first view a home for sale, so make sure your kitchen looks clean and reasonably updated.
Nothing is going to make this type of architecture any less hideous. Actually, historians credit Frank Lloyd Wright as the inventor of the split level. Wright has been turning in his grave since vinyl siding and shutters started showing up on these homes. After 2 historic restorations, I just want to have fun! PS: No offense meant to anyone who lives in a splanch. Just tossing that out there for anyone who might be doing this (who may want extra “insurance” that the spray will hold).So it was out the window with step one, and on to step two: deglossing.I just used some rubber gloves and a rag to apply Next Liquid Deglosser (which is low-VOC and biodegradable) and then let everything dry a little so it wasn’t soaking wet before moving onto step three: applying one thin coat of spray primer.But when I went to grab the primer I noticed something intriguing on the ORB can next to it. So I trusted my beloved ORB spray primer paint to lead the way and just applied three thin and even coats to all of my hardware (that I strategically placed on cardboard so I could access all of the exposed parts by piercing the long metal interior hardware rods through the cardboard so they stood up).