Tribute Room before picture of stained neutral wall color Tribute Room after picture painted with a blue green color paint with dark brown paint on the desk

Tribute Room

Tribute Room before preview picture Tribute Room after preview picture
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A surprise room renovation to honor a grandfather’s military service breathes new life into a dull and neglected office. Meaningful memorabilia become the room’s focal point, showcased on dark-hued walls primed with KILZ® Original to seal and block odors and heavy stains. A desk is coated in a dark oxblood hue to complete the transformation.

WALLS

Tribute Room after picture
Tribute Room before picture

WHAT TO USE

  • Primer: KILZ® Original Primer
  • Paint: KILZ® Tribute®
    in Oceans Deep TB-60
  • Brush: High quality nylon/polyester
  • Roller: 3/8-1/2" nap
  • Drop Cloth
  • Can Key
  • Stir Stick
  • Damp Cloth
  • Tape
  • Paint Tray

WHAT TO DO

Step 1:

Wipe down the walls with a damp cloth to ensure they are clean and free of dust. Allow the surface to dry.

Step 2:

Tape around the baseboards, trim and moldings.

person taping baseboard

Step 3:

To seal and block odors, apply KILZ Original Primer. Stirring prior to and during use, apply primer using a brush first to “cut in" around the edges, then use a roller to fill in.

priming over stained wall

Step 4:

Once primer is dry (allow 1-hour dry time), apply Oceans Deep TB-60 using the same application method as the primer – using a brush first to cut in around the edges 4 to 6 feet at a time, then use a roller to fill in those sections before moving along.

Person applying paint to a wall

Step 5:

Remove tape prior to paint fully drying, step back and admire your work!

DESK REFRESH

Before and after pictures of a desk

WHAT TO USE

  • Primer: KILZ® Original Primer
  • Paint: KILZ® Tribute®
    in Bookmarker TB-99
  • Drop Cloth
  • Screwdriver
  • Tape
  • 100-150 Grit Sandpaper
  • 180-220 Grit Sandpaper
  • Damp Cloth
  • Can Key
  • Stir Stick
  • Brush: High quality nylon/polyester

WHAT TO DO

Step 1:

Remove drawers and hardware.

Person removing hardware from a desk
Pro-tip:
Put the screws back into the hardware, then seal the hardware and screws in painter’s tape and label it. It’s always best to put every screw back exactly where it came from. That will put the least amount of stress on the wood.

Step 2:

Sand the surface; do a first pass with 100-150 grit sandpaper then finish with a second pass of 180-220 grit sandpaper.

Person sanding the top of a desk

Step 3:

After sanding, wipe down the surface with a damp cloth to remove any dust or residue and allow the surface to dry before moving on to primer.

Step 4:

Apply KILZ Original Primer to seal the surface, moving in the same direction as the wood grain for best results. Allow primer to dry for 1-hour.

Person applying primer to a desk drawer
Pro-tip:
When painting wood furniture, you should always use a primer first. Primer will help protect the wood and will ensure better adhesion and truer color from your paint.

Step 5:

Once primer is dry, apply KILZ Tribute in Bookmarker TB-99 with a brush, moving in smooth strokes in the same direction as the wood grain.

person painting drawers

Step 6:

Once paint is dry, reattach hardware to drawers and reinsert drawers into the desk and you’re done!

WHAT TO USE

WHAT TO DO