2023.03.24 03:56 georgeststgeegland 41[M4F] Looking for short term chats with long term potential...
2023.03.24 01:59 Kablooee207 How well does this stuff work compared to the 20-25$ cans from citadel and army painter?
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2023.03.24 00:31 regan9109 The Rockets catching strays in todays NYT crossword. Major crossword spoilers in my photo!
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2023.03.23 21:11 TotalCards Quickly paint your models with this awesome range of paints from The Army Painter! Check them out on our site!
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2023.03.23 20:51 messacoble 230323 BTS featured as crossword clue for NYT Mini
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2023.03.23 18:18 wellington_boot Non-NYT Puns and Anagrams
2023.03.23 16:47 SimpleRickC135 NYT Crossword today "TVs Don Draper, For One"
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2023.03.23 08:16 guaranic Crossword maker with user-defined words
2023.03.22 23:26 colonel-o-popcorn Since people kept mentioning the NYT crossword in chat today, here's a brief pro/con overview.
2023.03.22 21:53 thewhimsydarling DIY Romantic Mirror Makeover
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Hi! Sharing this DIY Mirror Makeover I did...first time experimenting with resin and feeling proud and like I still have a lot to learn :D
I kept envisioning something white with feminine details in my head, so I sought out ways to create that vision and landed on resin for a faux hand-carved look. I could have bought some pre-molded pieces but I like to figure things out from scratch so I can make them more custom. I think I'd really love to get into mold-making next!
2023.03.22 18:59 BussReplyMail Possible to add a coat of polycrylic after assembly?
2023.03.22 06:51 Nearby-Term-3508 Reduce Your Heating Costs With Roof Spray Painting Solution Wood’s Painting
2023.03.22 05:01 AlexBellPhone Repaint a Pool with Me
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I wanted to share my experience with you guys and show you how I repaint my pool. Now, let's get this out of the way first: this is probably not the best approach, nor the easiest, nor a long lasting one, yadda yadda. BUT, this is a 500$ method that will do the job for a few years.
By the way, I have not finished this yet so will keep posting as I complete the project :)
Here is what I am dealing with.
- Pool built in 1995 - Spa has 4 jets that are primary return; this then overfills and flows into the pool - Pool has 14 Caretaker pop-ups that don't work well - Main drain (double entry), skimmer and spa drain (double entry) - Currently running a 3HP Pentair IntelliFlo® VSF Variable speed pump - The current paint is chlorinated rubber (on top of plaster)
The main reasons why I wanted to repaint:
- Dog scratched up all the stairs and anywhere he can hang out (shallow end walls) - The spa paint chipped out (I assume due to previously bad paint job + heat)
Step 0 - Pick your paint
If you wanna paint, you need some paint. Duh! There are three types of commonly used paints: epoxy, acrylic and rubber. I am using Smart Seal paints and they have a nice guide of why choose one paint over another.
Here is what I understood from my research that can hopefully help you:
- If your pool is painted, you typically MUST repaint it with the same type of paint - For Rubber, the above is true exceptfor the conversion that they offer (see below). Not sure how well that works... my pool guy friend told me he has never done that. - The longest lasting one seems to be epoxy followed by rubber then acrylic. I was suggested to use acrylic on an unknown previous paint... shrug. - Calculate about how much paint you'll need... I guesstimated and mine took 2gallons per coat. Do what you want with that information hah
Step 1 - Empty the pool
- I bought a 50$ submersible water pump. I got a 1HP 3700GPH off Amazon (Prostormer) - I attached my regular (cleaning) vacuum hose to it (with some electrical tape around the hose male part to assure it goes IN the pumps' female connector really tightly)
Step 2 - Remove all pop-ups, covers and lights
- Unscrew the covers for the main drain and the spa drain - Remove pop-ups using a caretaker pop up tool (this one was about 75$ from ePool Supply) This one was pricy. I suggest asking a neighbor or a pool guy to borrow it. It takes 10seconds to use per po-up... So spending 75$ for 5min of work might not be worth it. - To remove the light covers, I used two small screw drivers and one larger one. Insert the small ones in the holes and then use the big one to rotate the two smaller ones counter clockwise. (Not sure that made sense but I saw someone doing it on another type of light: https://youtu.be/SnzwC8a9NVM?t=78
Step 3 - fix the lights (nice lil bonus)
When I removed the lights, I realized they were actually fiber optic bundles. Flashback to when I bought the house, I was told the lights don't work. All I knew is there was a box with "stuff" in it that controlled the lights... and it wasn't working. So I never thought anything of it.
So! I went and opened up the box with "stuff", and saw that it was quite a simple design actually. 110V power comes in - transformer steps it down for the light (19.7V halogen HI-111 lightbulb) and a small motor that moves a tiny color wheel. Then a fan that runs on 110V that cools the whole thing. That's the basics of it.
The system I have is Firberstars; model is so old that I have no idea what it is. Fiberstars since then has been renamed to SRSmith, FYI. Spare parts can be found here, here or here.
I bought the bulb (HI110/HI111) from eBay for ~20$. A set of o-rings from Harbor Freight was 5$. (You need two for each light cover).
The fan worked (thankfully) as most places sell it for an obscene amount (250$!!) but if you look into it, it is a PAPST 8500N type. You can find OEM for ~38$ here or 41$ here plus 52$ here.
Step 4 - Start scrubbing... everything, everywhere, all the time
An important step BEFORE you start any kind of painting activities is to prepare the surface! I will not go into all details as each surface has slightly different requirements. Start with a solid pressure wash.
Overall, you want to scrape any old paint and bumps off from existing surface. For me, since I am working with a previously painter with rubber surface, I used a set of metal scrapes and putty knives to get any major paint chips off and try to loosen any other pieces that might be easy to remove. This takes FOREVER. Especially in the spa as things seemed to "peel" off easily, which to me means I need to remove it (see pic).
If you paint over a loose previous layer, your new layer will not hold. That much I know hah
I then repeated this process through the whole pool. Yeah, took me two weeks after work and a painful shoulder... but hey, no pain no gain? As you can see around the pool, there are less areas that required heavy removal. Most paint in the pool seemed to hold really well.
Nonetheless, I did make sure every single inch of the pool was scraped with a putty knife/scraping tool. I then used a pressure washer again to see if anything else comes off, and to clean up.
Finally, I used a 40 grid sandpaper on an orbital sander and went around everything to smooth out final bumps that I might have missed. This one was much faster.
Step 5 - Perform any repairs now
Since things are dry and easier to access now, it's a good time to look for any fixes you might need to make. Small cracks, irregular surfaces, area around the drains or skimmer... take a look and see if anything looks off. I applied some silicone around the inside of the skimmer as it looked a little worn. An ounce of prevention and all.
Step 6 - Pressure wash again
Again, before doing anything else, make sure you are starting with a clean, dust free (as much as possible) surface.
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Step 7 - Wash with TSP > Muriatic Acid > TSP
Note: this is what my paint manufacturer suggested I do, so I am following their recommendation. Please follow the one you pick. Also, please wear protection anytime you are handling any kind of chemical, mkaayy? thanks!
Tri-Sodium Phosphate (TSP) is used before paint. The compound prepares pool (and deck) surfaces for painting by removing dirt, grease and oils. I got mine from Home Depot for 7$ and a sponge from the dollar store for 99c. Use a 5 gallon bucket and dilute based on TSP instructions. Use a sponge and wash all the pool surfaces thoroughly. Rinse it all off.
Now you have to acid wash the whole shabang. My paint recommends 10% solution of muriatic acid in water. Spray the mix with a multipurpose garden sprayer (bought off harbor freight for 8$). Rinse with water immediately and then repeat the TSP wash to neutralize the acid. Then allow surface to dry completely.
So ... TSP > Wash > Muriatic > Wash > TSP > Wash > Dry
Step 8 - Pre-paint the bare spots
My paint recommends that on a painted surface, the bare spots (like the ones I have in my spa and some spots in the pool) be painted with a 10-20% diluted paint solution. I will then wait for 4-6 hours, and proceed.
Step 9 - First coat
After spot priming, I will apply one full strength coat of the paint using a 9" premium roller from Home Depot (got a pack of 2 with the base for 16$). I will wait again 4-6 hours (or longer, depends when I paint it) .
Step 10 - Second coat
Once first coat is done, I will check for any irregularities and use an 800 grit sandpaper to fix anything that is sticking out too much.
Then, I will use the 9" rollers and apply a second coat at full strength.
Step 11 - Fill & Enjoy
Will let you know how that goes :)
2023.03.22 04:48 AlgoRhythm-P What item is this? (No pic, looking for apron-like item for painter comp)
2023.03.22 01:56 onelostmartian Water Stain on Ceilings/Wall
2023.03.22 00:57 onelostmartian Water stain on ceiling/wall
There was a water stain on both my ceiling and wall and I had a paintedecorator in to paint the rooms and ceilings, however he is claiming that this stain keeps reappearing and a new coat won't fix it. He also claims he put some type of damp proof paint ahead of painting it. The stain is much improved but still visible. Is he doing a bad job and misleading me?submitted by onelostmartian to DIYUK [link] [comments]
2023.03.21 16:25 MaterialCarrot What Can be Done with an Airbrush and Miniatures?
2023.03.21 15:04 glasshoppers23 Here Are The Important Reasons On Why To Repaint Your Commercial Property
2023.03.21 14:45 Nomad_Stan91 Fuel tank painted
2023.03.20 18:12 Remarkable_Words_439 Spelling Bee with Crossword-like Hints
I created a hints website for Spelling Bee. For each answer, you can see crossword like clues. The words are hidden, and you can choose the reveal the entire word, or reveal one letter at a time.submitted by Remarkable_Words_439 to NYTSpellingBee [link] [comments]
Would love to get your thoughts! I've been using it myself for a few days and found it helpful.
I got this idea because I created something like this for the New York Times Crossword puzzle (https://getcrossword.tips/puzzle/nyt) - where you get additional hints for each clue and thought it was a good idea for the NYT Spelling bee too.
Ability to cross off letters + keep track of words you found
See clues for each answer.
2023.03.20 12:42 Fickle_Progress_7050 Are you looking to give your home a fresh new look?
2023.03.20 10:18 drees011 Really stuck with this puzzle… Anyone got any tips? (some spoilers for todays NYT crossword)
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