Before it got dark last night, the mother tried the Rustoleum paint we bought on one of the ceiling samples we received. (This is the pattern we ended up buying, too.)
Initial result was good, though the mother later said that hours later it was still tacky. "This isn't going to work," she announced last night. "We'll have to find some other paint." This was disappointing, considering that we already had been unable to purchase our first choice, Behr's Luminoso line's silver.
Then, this morning, she decided that it was the increased humidity that probably affected the drying time so dramatically. "This turned out pretty good."
I think it turned out good, too. If you didn't know this was poly styrene, would you think it was metal? I would.
In fairness, it really isn't paint weather right now. Too much rain and too much humidity. That's in part why the shed is such a priority.
I've wanted to get it done so that when paint weather does finally get here, it's already ready to paint.
But back to the ceiling ... I am quite pleased with it overall. I need to take down the textured wallpaper (in a tintype pattern) that is on the bathroom ceiling right now and then prime the ceiling.
The mother wants to paint the panels for the bathroom ceiling an antique white to match the main color in the rest of the bathroom. I'm thinking they would look cool black. But that's an argument for another post.
Right now, I need to start getting things ready for tomorrow when it's back to the grind. It was a good vacation overall with a good mix of work and play. I already need to start planning for the next round of it as there is plenty to do!