Thursday, July 06, 2006

Paint brushes

282 Paint brushesHere's what happens when you are in too much of a rush to get down to the pub after painting, and forget to clean up the brushes.

Those brushes are now rock solid. There is no way they will ever be any use, except as a piece of artwork in their own right.

The brushes generally don't last that long, what with the amount they get used and the type of paint I'm using, so it's no great loss.

Good thing I order them by the dozen.

9 comments:

  1. Hi Tim! never beed tempted to spray? have you seen the paint they use on the decks of pickup trucks comes from a hot gun and lasts for ever? ish! still hoping to visit soon will get the details from you before appearing!

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  2. Hi Rob

    I've not sprayed for a few reasons:

    1) It's easier to just hand out brushes/rollers to volunteers

    2) Spraying = compressors & generators, all which cause noise. I want to avoid complaints

    3) While spraying would give a better finish, I don't feel the extra effort is that worthwhile (I percieve spraying as being harder than slapping on paint with a brush/roller).

    I'm taken with the idea of rubber coating, certainly for decking, but have not researched it yet.

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  3. I agree with (1) (2) not too sure as the engine houses a compressor system? wouldn`t it be possible to use that? (3) one sprayer is worth ten "brushers" maybe? Just my opinion! mind you by the time you have masked up everything thats probably not true, :o))

    I`ve seen the product in the states where its widely used! I believe it is available here but at what cost I have no Idea! are you going to use a spray on foam for insulation or household rigid type when it comes to the living areas etc. I hope you dont mind my interest.

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  4. Just a thought
    http://www.protectakote.co.uk/kits.htm
    Regards
    Rob

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  5. Rob

    Your interest is very welcome.

    I look forward to meeting you, it sounds like I could learn a lot from your experience.

    Btw, I'm planning on spraying my insulation - the folks from spray-insulation.co.uk have offered to come and help: see http://timzim.blogspot.com/2006/03/im-making-box.html

    Tim

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  6. I have used it to build fake rockwork etc and its extremely easy to work but the specialist equipment is the thing to have so I would take up their offer of help. Can be a problem later on when welding on patches etc but great insulative ability and pro rata prety economical unless you could get a council disgressional grant for home insulation (you are going to live on board arent you :o))) Tee Hee? )

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  7. Ive just checked out the foam site and it seems that it will be quite expensive, using the small foam DIY kits. try a quote from a contractor (house based not boat ) when you are ready for the work to be done, I reckon that it could work out somewhat cheaper depending on the amount you need! ie the more you uy the cheaper it gets pro rata but with the diy jobbies Im not so sure. I would think that they are rubbing their hands togeather at the thought of your size of boat? :o))

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  8. Personally I tend to treat brushes as disposable for most jobs anyway. When you can get a pack of five for just over a quid it doesn't seem worth the time and effort to clean them. This approach is far from unknown among professional tradesmen either.

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  9. Hi Pete

    I've moved on since this post, and now mostly use small rollers for most painting.

    They are cheap & cause no weeping when they are thrown away after painting.

    As it happens, I'm looking into electronic spray guns at the moment.

    Regards

    Tim

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