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I see a red top and I want it painted white

3 runners ran to help the Thames Reach in Lambeth.

  • Sally
  • Charlotte Emms
  • Karen W
Saturday, 22nd of May 2021
Led by Charlotte Emms

We were tasked with giving a second coat of paint to an office room in a Thames Reach Hostel. We'd already helped to clean and prep the walls and paint them on a couple of previous occasions.

We had one big paint roller, one small paint roller with a long handle and a selection of paintbrushes available so we armed ourselves with one of these each, taped up the plug sockets, doors and notice boards then got straight to work.

Karen was on corner-duty with the paint brush, I was using the big roller to cover the middle areas of the walls, and Sally was targeting the tops of the walls which were out of reach without the long handle on the roller.

Just over an hour later and we'd given the room a good coat of white paint to cover the first layer we helped with a couple of weeks ago. It's gone from white with some patchy areas to super white and even all over!

Report written by Charlotte Emms

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Mark Gilyead
Mark Gilyead
Tuesday May 25th, 2021 14:30

Woohoo. Well done guys :)

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