Covid slowed me down a bit, but when I really want something it's hard to stop me entirely lol. I look forward to finishing the doors though, they are laying all over my house right now and I'm out of primer.You been busy, lots of work.
Oh! It's a nightmare out there here. I think we are at 22 degrees right now, and that's the high. It started sleeting and hailing when I was headed into work at 7:30 and it's been doing it off and on since. We left early because it was getting worse, and the trip home was pretty slippery as soon as I got off the major freeeways. It's all just compacted into ice on the roads.How is the weather up there?
We got some sleet and it’s way too cold for me.
Our high today won't even reach that! I think it's 23, and the low is going to be 17 with even more sleet. My friend in Colorado though is looking at 1 degree so at least it's not that bad. I decided to work from home because I didn't need to come in for any pressing reason today. Tomorrow the high will be 33! Maybe some of this sleet will melt off the roads.It’s about 25 here. We didn’t get a lot of sleet and freezing rain so the roads shouldn’t be too bad. I haven’t been out on them yet though.
ran out of firewood though couldn’t cut any last few days, stumped me toe and busted toenail loose so don’t like to walk around much.
5 inches is allot of rain! Was there any flooding? Or is that normal where you are?We got five inches of rain yesterday, today was shirt weather.
I'm glad you are okay! Hope it wasn't too bad for anyone.Yes we avoided the flooding. Not everyone was so lucky
Were you using an Airless sprayer? Or the air model? I ask because of what I'm about to post next.I found the same thing Whiskey. The paint needed to be thinned. It did work really weel once I figured out the paint thing. Those look great!
Looks fantastic. I did get my airless to work but it was a bunch of fiddling. If you get an HVLP sprayer it will do a better job. Like I said, I had a learning curve with my airless and got a good result but in the long run the thinning and tinkering required put me off. It only comes out for really big jobs.So I figured out why I'm struggling so much with this airless sprayer. Even the thinning wasn't perfect so I started digging deeper into what people are doing with this thing, and I noticed a key difference. Most airless paint sprayers maintain pressure in the gun, and they pull a valve like trigger for a steady spray of paint out of the nozzle. The motor runs on and off like a compressor to maintain pressure. My gun has a switch for a trigger and the motor runs all the time, when the piston or whatever is coming up I get a strong blast of paint, but then as it goes down the paint falls off giving a distinct zebra stripe pattern to the paint. Almost like pumping a squirt gun. The thicker paint makes this effect worse somehow so it lays down too heavy in one spot, and light in the next. With the thinned paint it reflows and fills in, but not with the thicker paint.
That being said, spraying from 4 directions and using thinned paint worked well and I was able to get a reasonably good finish. I was hoping to up the bar this go around and get a glass like gloss finish, but I ended up with basically an exact match to my cabinets which is what I was going for anyway so I'm going to run with it.
When I do the lowers I'm going to seriously consider getting a HVLP sprayer (I think that's the acronym) that runs off a typical air compressor. It's the style that they use for automotive paint, and from what I'm finding on YouTube most high end cabinet builders use that style for getting the high gloss finishes. I think what I have might be better suited for painting walls,.. although they would be small walls seeing as how it only holds a pint.
Anyway,.. enough chat. Here's where we are now!
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Now I need to turn my attention to moving the stock tank out of the way so that I can replace the sump with the new one, along with making a few minor modifications for the sump so that I can plumb in my Frag tank.