Working in such tight quarters with a few fuzzy co-workers, while fun (and yes, I talk to them all the time), can pose challenges in cleanliness. I like my studio fur-free, so we vacuum almost daily, and before punching out, I usually take a damp cloth to wipe everything down. The biggest challenge, however, are the walls.
While Scott and I are both smitten with the barely-there pink studio color, Diana by Olympic, we aren’t the biggest fans of the flat finish. We’ve used a flat finish everywhere else in our home, but we’ve always stuck with Behr brand paints in flat enamel (which we love for its easy wipe-ability in our pet heavy home). The finish of the Olympic paint doesn’t seem to withstand the slightest brush against the wall (boo!), so I’ve found myself touching up small patches over time – not my idea of fun.
We’ve learned from this mistake (although, is the mistake choosing Olympic in the flat finish or not going with our tried and true Behr?), but since we don’t plan on repainting the whole room soon, I decided to keep my quart of Diana on our open shelves – at the ready for the heavier scuffs.
I picked up a $1 Ball jar from the hobby store, sprayed the lid with Rustoleum chalkboard paint and filled it up. Now, the real challenge is training Jack to no longer spend his days holding up the wall. Rather, would it hurt for him to ship a package or two?
Speaking of pet hair, one of our biggest questions we receive is how we maintain it in our home. See how we do it, right here!