Just had good nabe painter redo my West-facing (strong sun) wooden
window sills, only 2-3 years after he did all those windows w/Benjamin
Moore acrylic (over primer). They had cracked and split and looked
like something that rhymes with split.
He says I have to get out there every morning and wipe off the
condensation from those window sills. (Near beach; evenings
Said he told me that when he first did the job. Guess I forgot.
Said I need to install gutters all around the house. $$$$ Also, we
have limited rainy season. Anyway, what has that to do with wiping
I asked if there was some kind of sealant that could be put over the
paint to keep this from happening again,but he said no.
Hope this is semi-clear. Your input valued.
Wipe dew off the window sills everyday? I've heard sillier things but not
recently. Ditto the gutters.
I don't know what a "nabe" painter is but am guessing "navy" due to the
proximity of the "b" and "v" keys. If that is correct and if he is IN the
navy as opposed to working FOR the navy then he is your problem...navy
painters are totally unfamiliar with the phrase "surface preparation".
I must take exception to that. IMHO the "approved," accepted, and
commonly used abbreviation for "neighborhood" is 'hood.
Of course, then the OP's statement would read "good hood painter" and
that doesn't sound right either. :)
The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation
with the average voter. (Winston Churchill)
...and Seattle isn't even # 1
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According to the Western Regional Climate Center, the top 5 cities
where it rains or snows over 130 days a year includes:
#5) Portland, Oregon
#4) Seattle, Washington
#3) Cleveland, Ohio
#2) Rochester, New York
#1) Buffalo, New York
My wife goes out every morning at 7 AM, puts up the extension ladder and
wipes the sills. I thought everyone did it that way.
I bet it would make the paint last longer, but I doubt more than two people
in the world would do such a thing.
"I bet it would make the paint last longer, but I doubt more than two
people in the world would do such a thing."
Well, if your wife is one of the two...I wonder who the other one is.
They could start a club, have meetings, hold bake sales to raise funds
for new rags, etc.
To paraphrase Arlo Guthrie:
"And can you, can you imagine fifty people a day, I said fifty people
a day walking in, wiping down their sills, and walking out. And
friends, they may think it's a movement."
OK, fellas, enuff of this misplaced yumer.
My question, way back, was whether there existed a "sealant", to use a
catch-all term, that would obviate the expressed need for this
matutinal sill wipedown.
Too much sun. Wiping condensation might help, but it would dry quickly
in a very sunny window. You might do better with either marble window
sills, or putting in light blocking window shades. Window shades are
kind of out of style, but they are inexpensive and good for blocking
strong sun light.
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