This is a page for capturing ideas associated with the preparation and painting of 2169 Mission #300.
- We want a pragmatic and quickly-feasible approach taken to painting
- Our goal is to make the space usable, not finish every little nook and cranny with perfect coverage
All preparation work should follow these general guidelines:
- Clean the surface to be painted sufficiently well enough for their to be good adhesion of a new surface covering layer.
- Remove obstructions, or at least minimize their intrusion
- nails power-hammer driven into cement can't be yanked... but can be snipped off or ground nearly flush with the wall.
- Mask what we are not painting
- Mask to the first seam of whatever we cannot fully envelope with plastic and tape
- Scrape excess paint and debris from the walls
- Sand the surface until there are smooth edges to any scraped bits.
- Focus on adhesion for determining when to stop. The wall facing the stairs and sliding glass door fire escape is a great example of great adhesion that has been painted over multiple times.
- Prime surfaces that will not receive self-priming paint well.
- Galvanized metals and anything going onto a gloss-finished area are prime (pun intended) examples of what needs to be primed.
- Budget: TBD
- Going to do with volunteer muralists
- We will not hold off on moving
- Basecoat Only, Something Close to White
- Needs a person to handle paint - co-headed by Steve C and Rachel McC
1. check with electrical team on some of the rusty square conduit and outlets; should they come off or not?
- front wall attached to the janky breaker box
- south wall front
- south wall rear
- hole in north wall with closed box over it
2. document the prep needs, with yr pix, so ppl can just go do a small amount of work when they have a chance. This should include scraping, as long as we note that cleanup is part of that task. Of particular importance are the rat-sized holes (there were 3 IIRC).
- pull nails/screws/staples
- scrape peeling paint (and clean up)
- remove conduit as OK'd by electrical team
- sand down rust on conduit that will remain
- remove molding with employee info, near front door
- remove curtain rod and conduit used as clothing rack
- pull off phone cords and jacks (but not alarm cords)
- patch holes w/Bondo (big holes) or spackle (small holes). may need a
bit of sheetrock patch for VERY big holes
- remove mini desk
- remove shelf with shrine, or not
- vaccuum & wipe windowsills, scrape as needed
3. once walls are up, go around and verify that all prep is complete
4. mask floors, windows, etc
- see notes on rear nasty stairwell
- mask to first joint on electrical items
5. prime, using sprayer in most areas but rollers in some:
- dj booth (to not crap on camera laptop)
- small office (not painting the inside, don't spray over the top)
- we don't care about the ladder to the roof
- we don't care about the black pipes by the ceiling (the vertical parts
we can mask or not, whatever)
6. next day, paint, using sprayer similar to how primer was done
Materials & equipment
- rags (need)
- dish scrubbers (for rust)
- broom & dustpan
- masking tape (need)
- dropcloths (need)
- rollers (need; I have several)
- roller pans (need; I have several)
- spackle (need)
- bondo (need)
- primer for walls (use what was recommended by Whosis?)
- primer for windows (use what was recommended by Whosis?)
- paint (eggshell or semigloss, white)
I think we should get the base paint done before deciding about blackboard paint or magnetic paint, as those can be done in entirely separate processes and there will be a fair amount of time before the space is full of Crap again anyway. I don't think either of those needs to be done before the main paint job.