Thank you, Bill ... mine too. Strained both me, and my little Earlex
Spray Station 5000 HVLP, to the max of both our abilities.
Robert/Nailshooter gets all the credit ... I just waved the wand (and
not a very good job of that).
I am sure it looks much better to everyone else than it does to you.
Looking at the pics, it looks like it turned out great! With a bit of
rake light on it, the gloss looks even and without holidays, which is
what folks see first. Success!!
You are much to generous. First, glad to help. Second, YOU did all
the work. I was glad I had an <<available>> product in the aresenal
that would work for you. Sometimes identifying the product to be used
is half the battle, along with the ensuing logistics for its
And my typing fingers were lubricated with the thoughts of the next
bowl or three of gumbo.... ;^)
Seriously, it looks great and I am sure the clients will be
thrilled. Good job.
You mean my rattle can advice wasn't good enough!?!? :-D
Looks to be about the same (perhaps a notch better) texture that I got
on the bookcases I installed yesterday. I'm sure your client will be
thrilled... mine was. Sometimes (most times) the standard to which we
hold ourselves is a lot higher than consumer expectation in this world
of Ikea and the $399 armoire.
"Playing is not something I do at night, it's my function in life"
Hell, I was thinking along those lines myself .. great minds, wot? :)
And I appreciate the effort.
Then, a more experienced-in-the-matter mind than either of us enters the
The problem, as Robert explained it after I went through the clients use
of the product (which he had the foresight to request before making any
recommendation ... _a dead giveaway of both knowledge and experience_ ),
is that none of the "rattle can" products will stand up to the client's
(a corporate awards company with offices in several states) intended use
... the likelihood of multiple applications of stick-on lettering,
which, with that type of finish, will have a tendency to both craze
and/or lift/peel the finish over time.
Couldn't take the the chance ... it's my name/reputation that goes in/on it.
Texture, and the rattle cans took a back seat to that ... :)
In case you missed it, here's what "floats the boat" around here ...
AND, you can barely make out the top of the gumbo pot just above Leon's hat:
Are those "gumbo condiments" on the table coonass specific?<G>
On 2/14/2013 11:58 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
Met the deadline, was moderately satisfied with my 'finishing' part, but
the client absolutely loved it ... that's all that counts.
Sure was nice to get back to spraying shellac, though. Although I did
learn a thing or two, thanks to you, that made me a wee bit better spray
finisher ... but still miles from being a Spray Whisperer/Nina. ;)
Onward to another project ... just got back from meeting with an
Architect on a bath cabinet job ... NO finishing!
But I do have a dining room chair reproduction job upcoming (measuring
next week) that will require a finish matching existing chairs ... just
hope they're fire engine red. :)
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