It’s funny how things go when you don’t charge enough, are in a hurry, or life just keeps holding your head down. This job was supposed to be a piece of cake. The build went well, but the material I purchased must be junk. It’s shop grade maple, which is what the supplier recommends for paint grade. As I have shown previously I had to bondo everything, which was a bummer. Then I primed everything. I cleaned the gun and went to paint, but then the gun wouldn’t gain preasure. I tried everything I could to get it to work (spray tech airless) and then had a painter friend come over and look at the gun. He decided he couldn’t get it going either, so I just had him use his equipment and spray the project. $125 later and it’s still not the best job in the world. The materials being sprayed are Ecoshield water borne paints with low to no VOC. The primer apparently was having a hard time drying even after a few days. I figured it was just the feel, because the can says 2 hours. So we sanded and sprayed the paint. The next day I noticed some stain from the plywood coming through. I saw some of it in the primer, but didn’t think it was a problem.
This was pretty much everywhere. So I had to get some Kilz primer and spray it over the stained areas. Then repainted. Problem solved. So the painting is done. I need to rehang the doors, do the speaker cloth, and deliver. I have a feeling the speaker doors warped after being painted with the waterbased paint. We will see.
Any feedback on what the bleed through is? I know now that I will buy better material and use zinnser or kilz primer from now on. My gun is brand new, so I also need to figure that out. The next post will show the installed project. Some projects just can’t go good. I think I am done with my business. Having a full time job is enough for now. Especially if I’m not making extra money by doing side jobs. I’d just assume work over time or do hobby woodworking on the weekends. At least that way there isn’t a client to worry about, no deadlines, etc. I just want to enjoy some of the free time for awhile.
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