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by the man-in-plastic – j. kiely jr., photographer, pilot, diver and sometimes nerd

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Spray it, don’t say it.

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Despite publish date, majority of this post written on 4-15-2009:

This morning I woke up early and rented an airless paint sprayer. Then I proceeded to fight with the balky beastie and try and throw 10 gallons of dark gray latex paint on the old warehouse walls.
Since it was my first outing with such a machine I was laying it on far too thick on the first wall. Not good. Motored through a goodly portion of the first 5 gallon bucket before I knew it. Oooops. Tough to see in a bucket of dark gray paint how the levels are.
Despite the trials, and the machine acting up, ( an easy wack with the hammer did good ) I just managed to get the whole place painted before 2 p.m.
I’ll say this about using a commercial sprayer – it’s fast. Do proper prep, masking and setup and you can really move paint in a hurry.
No matter what, when all said and done, I learned at least the basics of a new skill and the studio is painted now a dark grey. All good in my book.

And it did actually turn out to be somewhat fun!

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April 15th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

Construction Duties

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Opportunity has presented me with a gift and I’ve grabbed with gusto to this one. It really feels right.
In the process right now, battered and bruised fingers to prove it, of renovating a former dog grooming shop and warehouse into my office and studio.
It’s a big project. The space was pretty trashed when I first saw it 3 weeks ago. I’ve bitten off a full mouthful to be sure, but I really feel this is a good move.

But it’s tough on the fingers!

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March 27th, 2009 at 12:58 am