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Offline Elroy

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Care to guess
« on: April 26, 2021, 09:16:54 PM »
Care to guess what's on Elroy's agenda


Offline bonneyman

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2021, 09:29:48 PM »
Repainting wood trim. Ugh!

But remembering how you did your other trim with the eaves and gables I'm sure this project will come out top notch.

Offline DeadNutz

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #2 on: April 26, 2021, 10:05:38 PM »
Either painting the wood or cleaning the gutters?

Offline Midnitemack

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 03:53:22 PM »
Repainting the window frames as well ?..... doesn’t look like a whole bunch of fun , all that fiddly stuff !!!


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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2021, 06:58:25 PM »
Repainting the window frames as well ?..... doesn’t look like a whole bunch of fun , all that fiddly stuff !!!

It's fun if one looks at it in correctly. Sure, it sucks..............It's a lot of dirty ass, hard work. The satisfaction at the end of the job is significant !!

You're looking at 3 week here  :a102: Allow Elroy clarify this bold claim. Burning and scraping for 6 hours on a Saturday. Maybe 2 hours sanding on Sunday then it rains the next the weekend. A solid 8 hours on Saturday of the third week end with 3 or 4 hours Sunday to clean up and mask off the glass .............then it's time to paint. Yep it sucks when It takes maybe a hour to paint but 20 hours for preparation. Yep that sucks..................just like Kamala on Joe and BLM :-*


Offline muddy

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2021, 08:42:28 PM »
Repainting the window frames as well ?..... doesn’t look like a whole bunch of fun , all that fiddly stuff !!!

It's fun if one looks at it in correctly. Sure, it sucks..............It's a lot of dirty ass, hard work. The satisfaction at the end of the job is significant !!

You're looking at 3 week here  :a102: Allow Elroy clarify this bold claim. Burning and scraping for 6 hours on a Saturday. Maybe 2 hours sanding on Sunday then it rains the next the weekend. A solid 8 hours on Saturday of the third week end with 3 or 4 hours Sunday to clean up and mask off the glass .............then it's time to paint. Yep it sucks when It takes maybe a hour to paint but 20 hours for preparation. Yep that sucks..................just like Kamala on Joe and BLM :-*
Can elroy explain what he means by burning? If he's bored I've got porches that need painting...

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Offline bonneyman

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2021, 10:24:32 PM »
As I recall Elroy "burned" off several layers of paint on another project with a torch. The heat really helped loosen up the paint, making for less scraping.

Offline Der Bugmeister

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2021, 12:22:56 AM »
If he's bored I've got porches that need painting...

Yeah....that was a Mercedes, not a Porche...but it's all painted now including da windows!

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2021, 08:04:29 PM »
Can elroy explain what he means by burning?

As I recall Elroy "burned" off several layers of paint on another project with a torch. The heat really helped loosen up the paint, making for less scraping.

Fully correct observation by the Bonneyman. When you're dealing with 5 or 6 coats of 50 year old paint..............It's got to come off and in this case heat is your friend. You'll notice some charred wood along the molding that required concentrated heat. That's where the sanding comes in. Elroy considers it therapeutic treatment after dealing with his regular job. 

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2021, 08:17:45 PM »
That's kinda what I remember but wasn't sure. And yeah porches I don't have any Porsches lol

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Offline DeadNutz

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2021, 09:05:58 PM »
Did Elroy get some good whiffs of the old lead paint when he was heating it? I had to remove an area of old asphalt/asbestos linoleum from my old house and that stunk bad when I used a propane torch to heat it. Square inches of removal was a victory on that one.

Offline slip knot

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2021, 09:44:00 PM »
I hate paint prep with a passion. But I know whats involved in getting a good paint job on and prep is 90% of  good paint job.

When I need to relieve stress from the job it usually involves a hammer :lol_hitting:

Offline Elroy

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2021, 04:11:53 PM »
This kind of prep work produces a good paint job: :-*




Got the glass taped off and the initial coat on the windows  :93:



There's the FOURTH week. Good work takes time.
The best thing is, Elroy won't have to do this section again for several years !

Offline skfarmer

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2021, 11:03:47 AM »
tell elroy his work looks good and it would be a treat to visit his domain.

however, i would think elroy"s ocd would be on high alert with the one crooked louver in that shutter.   :))
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Offline bmwrd0

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Re: Care to guess
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2021, 11:52:45 AM »
That should look good. Right now I am cleaning up all the smears that the former painter(owner) left on every. single. piece. of. glass. in the house. Oh, and the silicon used instead of glaziers putty on the garage windows.

And in winter I get back to cleaning up the smears on interior woodwork that the same painters left all over.