Sunday, June 9, 2013

A Matter Of Opinion

That's what I got done on the house Saturday afternoon.  I scraped some paint, took the downspout off the house, and caulked a little bit.

Two weeks ago, there was a plan. But then things happened:  rainy weather, unexpected overtime at The Job, and--worst of all--WTB sustained an injury. So I'm a week behind on that plan by my reckoning.  WTB, however, says that I'm kickin butt on the house.  I like his opinion better.

(By the way, WTB is all healed up now, and he took his stitches out himself.  He would want me to tell you that he did that because he's tough.  Ahem.)

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  1. Those stain glass windows are so pretty! It is all going to look so good when you finish!

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  2. Hi Jayne! Don't get discouraged, you are doing great! I haven't even started on my exterior and it is soooo bad. I was wondering how you captured the scraped paint? I got the Wagner Painteater to speed the process, It worked great on some other projects so I have high hopes for my siding. Apologies if you've covered this already, but I just started following you and haven't had the time to read your archives.

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    1. Thanks! I just put down plastic sheeting and pick it up at the end of the day. Sometimes I tape the plastic to the side of the house. That seems to "guide" the chips onto the plastic better.

      I just googled the Wagner Painteater. I hadn't heard of that before. What are the disks made out of? Do you think it would work on my house?

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  3. If you google wagner painteater youtube, one of the first videos (uploaded by Wagner Painting) is a pretty comprehensive explanation of the device and the abrasive pads. The pads are kind of spendy at about $15 each, but they last a long time. I found a bunch on clearance for about $10 and bought about 10. I pretty much used one pad up prepping the metal baseboard heat covers for paint. Metal edges are tough on the pads, assuming wood will be less so. I've used it on a few wood projects and it worked great. Bit of a learning curve, but you will get the hang quickly. It will be a lot dustier than scraping, so if lead paint is an issue, use caution. You could always buy one and if you don't like it, return it.

    Not sure how plastic sheeting will work here. It's so windy on the open prairie. May have to get heavier canvas tarps, and a bunch of bricks.

    Pat

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  4. I wish I could go and help you... I think I told you before for me chipping away paint is very therapeutic...
    You have done a great job so far... so, ... ONWARD....

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    1. Thanks, Marissa! Chipping away paint is very therapeutic for me, too. ONWARD.....

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