I can hardly believe it…the end is near. I have begun painting the inside of the shop and after much hassle (OSB and paint do not work well together) I am just about to finish this project up. The first paint I applied looked good the evening I applied it, but when I went back out to the shop the next day to admire it, you could hardly tell it had been painted at all! There was just a light chalky film in the area I had painted. So back to the drawing board. After a little research, I went and purchased a 5 gallon bucket of Kilz2. I now have about 2/3 of the shop done with the Kilz and then white semi-gloss over that and I must say, it looks pretty good. There are still some spots where the paint didn’t get down into the rough areas, but overall it looks good. Since I’m back at work, I’m having to work on this in the evenings and whenever possible, so it is going slower than I like, but if all goes according to plan, I should be done in two more nights. I have to move all the equipment around and dismantle the dust collection system so I can get to that area, Kilz it tonight, then paint tomorrow night and voila – done! It’s been a long road, especially with the ice storm we went through, but it will all be worth it. Of course, I will still have to build a lumber rack, miter bench, workbenches, assembly table, tool cabinets, etc, etc, but that’s the fun stuff…at least I will be able to get to work! I snapped a pic of the Kilz night before last and It is posted below, but there are also some pictures of the ice storm we had as well as a couple of pics of the Woodworking Show in St Louis I attended back a month ago or so…I’m just really looking forward to that next post where I can officially declare the “end of major combat operations”. You know what they say—-”Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, but three times is enemy action”. later….
-- --Jack D - Southeast Missouri -- http://deltawoodworks.com