Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Study in White, Gray, and Copper. And a Little Beige.
But now I've got that behind me,* I've made some progress. Not a lot of progress, but some.
Which is to say that last Wednesday, I got the coat of gritted Sherwin-Williams "Pearl White" onto the basement stair wall. It was probably a good thing to let the primer sit since the first week in July. That way I could see if any water stains bled through. None did. Missed a few spots, which I touched up on Saturday. And it's nice that with the normal basement lighting and the radon exhaust pipe in the corner, the new.y-painted outside wall and the (unmildewy part of the) unrepainted interior wall match up pretty well. I think I'd have to call attention to it for anyone else to notice they weren't the same.
Got a second coat of the gray on this evening. It needed it. It also needed two or three days for the first coat to fully dry. I keep the dehumidifier going down there, but even so, it's humid these summer days. I'll give the second coat time to dry, too, then move the metal pantry shelf back against the wall. And touch up where its legs were.
At least, I thought I did. Talked to an older guy after church on Sunday, a man who's been doing general contracting of the residential sort all his life, and he tells me that Home Depot copper is all seconds, and I should return it and get it at a plumbing supply store instead. Oh, joy. Anybody else hear anything like that? I'm not unwilling to take his advice, but it was such a pain getting that 10 ft. piece of tubing home in my PT Cruiser, and now I've got to rope it in again and take it back? And how am I supposed to explain why I'm bringing it all back? And then I'd have to price out the local plumbing supply stores. Fun, fun, fun. Maybe I should talk to Mike and see what he thinks.
*Should say, "Now that I've got that behind me for now." These tests are in two parts each, and while I did very well on the multiple choice part of the second one, I didn't finish the essay in part two, and I'm told that spells certain doom. So I'm looking at applying for a retake and trying again.