Our basement is unfinished, and the stairs down to it are officially “where the unfinished starts”. The walls were primed when we built, but we had never gotten around to painting them. The walls were very dingy and dirty.
The boys and I painted them! Since the area is officially unfinished area of the house, the boys got to help.
They actually did a much better job than I anticipated and did not get silly or intentionally extra messy. Nevertheless, intentional or not, boys and paint equal a mess.