Some time ago I asked a similar question, but none of the
suggestions were acceptable to, uh, "she who must be obeyed".
And I forgot to say that the existing splashboard wasn't
just wood, but an actual window, with the usual wood frame,
molding (sp?), pane-separators, etc.
Right now it's painted in an off-white or eggshell
color, via an acryllic paint.
Which is of course getting destroyed, by the usual
water, detergent, etc.
So, here's the question: what kind of paint can we use
to be more waterproof than ordinary indoor paint?
The problem is probably paint technique, not the paint itself. The
panes and moldings have to be sealed up so moisture doesn't seep between
them, inside and out. Does outside need reglazing/repainting? On
inside, paint so that the edge of the paint doesn't stop on the molding,
but has about 1/16" onto the glass. That way, slop or condensation
doesn't get into the wood and cause the paint to peel/crack. If that
doesn't work, nothing will.
Of course, a cute little planter would block some of the splashing and
possibly benefit from added moisture....how in the world does wife get
so much onto the window?
If you splash water all over even a backsplash won't help.
What I'd do is just keep the water off the window.
And how I'd do that is with a portable backsplash kept under the sink
or off to the side, depending on how presentable you make it.
Could be s strip of plexiglas or a plastic cutting board, etc.
Glue some weather stripping or sponge on the bottom edge, and stick it
upright behind the faucets when you figure you'll be splashing water
on the window. Nice project, and an easy one.
What, just stick the dishes into the washer with food sticking
to them? Or even just "dish". And the food dries and hardens
onto the plate(s) for several days until dishwasher gets somewhat
filled? (Two-person household)
Man, I *like* that squirter -- blasts food right off the plate,
spritz it with squirt-bottle 5%dawn 95%water, give a quick
brush stroke or two, and set into the drying rack on counter.
That idea of plastic barrier is interesting -- heck, I'd just
leave it there, until guests arrive, I suppose. (But, alas and
alak, I'm not totally in charge here!)
On Jun 3, 1:24 am, firstname.lastname@example.org (David Combs) wrote:
Does your situation look anything like this:
That's my kitchen. It's just got ordinary paint. Oil-based,
I think. Looks fine. Cleans up easily. No destruction. It
was painted before I moved in 11 years ago.
What's your wife doing to it?
On Mon, 6 Jun 2011 12:17:10 -0700 (PDT), Cindy Hamilton
Mine is like that, a splashboard, and a few inches of wall from the
sink top to the window.
David says his window is on the same level as the sink top, with
Different. Odd design. Sounds like the sink was moved from its
original location and put up against the window.
WOW, so nice and clean!
No way I'm going to post a photo, no sireee!
More like, what am *I* doing to it?
Well, oil-based is clearly the correct solution, but vetoed,
because all the current paint would have to be scraped off
down to the wood, and deemed way too much work.
So we bought some non-oil-based but still water "resistant",
which we'll put on in a week or two.
On Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 10:24:21 PM UTC-7, David Combs wrote:
LOL I was just looking for portable slash guard to keep my kitchen window f
rom getting so disgusting. I hate cleaning windows to begin with so EXTRA
window cleaning won't do. Did you ever find something that works? I'll co
ntinue my search and let you know if I find anything.
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