Thursday, September 29, 2011
Getting There: Repainting the Bookcases
Got the quart of oil-base last Saturday on my way to the Green Festival. Found out that due to the difference in the base, I couldn't get it tinted in exactly the same shade. And I had to settle for gloss, where all the rest of the woodwork is semi-gloss. Never mind, the durability is the thing.
But these differences led me to conclude that I'd best repaint all parts of the bookcases, inside and out. Before, I was only going to do the top surfaces of the shelves. And maybe the side walls, where book jackets would stick, too.
Now it's all shiny and smelly and off-gassing delightfully. And hopefully it'.ll look better longer than the latex did.