atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#5824: Daaaaaaammmmn

Holy crap am I done. I can barely lift my arms.

But! Second coat of ultra white went on, and it took me about half a gallon to repaint the entire family room ceiling, and it looks good now. Figure a 90-minute job from moving the first piece of furniture out to moving the last one back.

Used a different brand of paint--Dutch Boy. Not sure what I used yesterday, but I'll find out, and probably end up dis-recommending that brand.

Well--to be fair, twenty-eight years' worth of cigarette smoke--but the Dutch Boy was $24 a scant gallon (they leave a couple ounces out to make room for pigments) and the other stuff was $30, and the Dutch Boy feels thicker, like there's less water in it. First time I ever bought paint in a plastic container instead of a metal can, but after using it I've concluded the plastic jug is better. Easier to use, for one thing. Less messy, for another.

The family room and the computer room (which was formerly Mom's room) will be the worst rooms in the house for smoke contamination. The other rooms will have it, but not nearly as bad. My old room was last painted in 1990 or 1991, so it'll be easy-peasy. How convenient that's the last room I'll paint, after all the others are done.

For water-based interior paint you pretty much have a choice between acrylic enamel or latex; I prefer latex though I couldn't say why. It's what Dad always used. I don't think there's anything wrong with acrylic; in fact, we used acrylic enamel on the kitchen ceiling and--for all I know--the walls, too. But acrylic seems more expensive; the exact same paint, same store, but acrylic instead of latex, $6 more a gallon.

Anyway--ceiling's done. Next up, picking a color for the walls, getting them prepped, and then painting them. Probably need two coats on the walls, too, since they're just as bad as the ceiling. Oh well. I'll be ready for that, know the flash time for the paint, and just plan on doing both coats in one go.

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I'm not going to say anything about "white science" or "cultural appropriation" or "acting white" here. Dumbass rapper stares at eclipse without eye protection, ends up canceling concert because of eye injury.

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I think I'm going to go lay down for a little while.

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