When will the painting end? We started on Saturday and were immediately faced with a crisis. The heavily textured ceiling turned into a crumbling mess when introduced to the paint roller. We went out and purchased a specialized extra foamy roller and it did the trick but boy did the paint go fast. Now we've moved on to the walls & shelves. We're not sure about the colours we chose but can't afford to change our minds. When I used to dream about buying a house and fixing it up I always imagined it would be fun. It's not fun. Not yet.