And figured out what I did wrong. I'm building a Custom Printer Cabinet for
a customer. She wanted it painted white to match the decor of her office.
When it came time to paint I made the mistake of painting the inside of the
cabinets first then within 5 to 10 minutes went back and painted the face
frame. It seemed like the way to go. But when it dried I noticed the face
frames was nice and smooth and looked great the inside of the cabinet were
rough. I figured out what I did wrong. The Paint on the inside of cabinet
had started to dry when I started spraying the face frame and the over spray
was hitting the already sprayed inside causing a dry coating. I sanded the
cabinet today and resprayed. Started on the inside and worked to the outside
hitting the face frame then moving to the next opening and working my way
out to the face frame. All looks great now
Just thought the lesson I learned could be used by someone else!!
"You can lead them to LINUX
but you can't make them THINK"
A guy was working for my older brother, refinishing the wood floors.
He spent all day, meticulously sanding, then staining and sealing the
floor. Just as he did the last strokes of the final coat of sealer,
the heat came on, blowing out all the dust that had accumulated in the
vent during the day.
I don't get it. HVAC systems have filters and vents are in the
ceiling in rational homes. Oh, it has floor registers? Why the hell
didn't the guy tape them up? Whadda maroon!
If you're looking for the key to the Universe,
I've got some good news and some bad news.
The bad news: There is no key to the Universe.
The good news: It was never locked.
We did just that. Covered the vents, plastic ZipWall, isolated the
Then we went to town on doing some alterations to a solid surface
countertop. Changing the sink meant we had to cut off the old one
which created one helluva snowstorm, re-seam, sand and buff, but we
were prepared. We even had a box fan in the kitchen window, making
sure the kitchen stayed negative. Worked like a charm.
Then, while packing up the truck, the lady of the house came from
behind the house and motioned us to 'come-look-see'.
In her back yard, a beautiful, large black and deep-blue tiled
swimming-pool was covered in a fine white dust. Same stuff floating on
the water and the bushes and plants were coated as well. It helped
that the sprinklers had come on and made a bit of white mud as well.
The upside was that the lady laughed...a lot.... after a while at
least. We did get a couple of referrals off her.
The downside, we didn't make any money off that job. The professional
clean-up was quite costly.
That happened only once.
*S*...AKA, The School Of Hard Knocks has an accelerated curriculum.
and _that_ reminded me of a boxing match I watched where one of the
boxers took a full-bore roundhouse to the head at which point the
announcer said: "I guess _he_ just forgot everything he learned about
boxing..." The disoriented boxer was looking around wondering where
his opponent had wandered off to.
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