Monday, October 17, 2016

Beat The Clock

It's time to race foul weather and execute minor repairs to the outside of the house. Few things are as comforting as fresh paint in a perfect match of existing color. 

Extend the useful life of stored paint by putting it in a new can. I keep empty quart tins in stock so that I can fill and label them with source, date, and a spot of color on the lid once the original project is complete. Every time Ihappen across a can, I turn it over. Revive settled solids by rolling them from one side to another over the course of a week. A hand blender makes short work of remixing.

For tiny samples of touch-up color, I use glass spice jars. They're relatively costly, but the convenience makes up for the apparent waste of money -30-

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