Just When You Think You Know What You’re Doing! December 14, 2012
A simple desk. What could be a more straight forward painting project?
After a light sand, I wiped it down with the poor man’s tac cloth and applied a second coat. Then, I turned my attention to the drawer fronts, which I had decided to keep unpainted. I cleaned and oiled them and found some very cool hardware in my stash.
After the second coat of milk paint, strange spots of the past, were still showing through. Maddening! Since I’m always one to travel the path of least resistance, I changed gears and switched to Mason Blanch (chalk based) paint. It will usually cover up lots of sins.
Nope! This morning, there will still spots!
This just reminds me, that when we’re painting furniture with a history, in someone else’s home, we don’t know what the poor thing has been through. Maybe, in this case, they used the desk top, instead of a plate, for their pepperoni pizza!?
So. What next? I opened the windows and attacked this thing with the very stinky Zinzer spray primer!
Stay tuned, for tomorrow’s episode, entitled, “Winning the War Against Spots!”.
As I close my eyes tonight, I wish peace for the little angels and their teachers back east. I’m sure God has his arms wrapped around them. I worry for the survivors and their families. Tragedy at its worst! God bless them all!