[Noisebridge-discuss] Wall Status -- choice of paint color: white-white is best

jim jim at well.com
Mon Nov 28 14:05:24 PST 2011



    as to painting, i'm guessing the 5 gallons of primer 
we now have is PVA white. 
    if we're gong to put a top coat over it, i recommend 
white-white, which has the greatest index of reflectivity 
(about 95%; the lightest off-white has 90%, and most very 
light colors reflect less than 90% of the light, some 
light and all medium saturated colors are in the 70s or 
less). 
    Not only do we get much more efficient use of lighting 
with white-white, but we have much better control of color 
in the space. note that a commitment to some hue (e.g. blue) 
limits the possibilities of any decorations or alternate 
colors in the space. white-white lets us put up the greatest 
variety of posters and other colored objects without clumsy 
color rhythms. 



On Mon, 2011-11-28 at 10:13 -0800, Shannon Lee wrote:
> Hi Mike,
> 
> 
> I believe that the mudding is finished in Church; what's going to be
> needed in there is sanding and painting.  If you feel like
> contributing, grab some sand paper from the drawer in the shop and get
> to it!
> 
> 
> Warning: this is an incredibly dusty endeavor.
> 
> 
> --S
> 
> On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 11:17 PM, Mike Schachter <mike at mindmech.com>
> wrote:
>         Hey Shannon, thanks to you and everyone else
>         for improving the space! I've been a long time
>         Church room enthusiast and was gonna use it
>         to give a little workshop tomorrow around 7pm,
>         but if it's in disarray I'd rather show up and help
>         out with something. So if there's a task I could
>         take on let me know. Like, what are some basic
>         things the Church room needs at this point, or
>         will by tomorrow night?
>         
>          mike
>         
>         
>         
>         
>         On Sun, Nov 27, 2011 at 8:29 PM, Shannon Lee
>         <shannon at scatter.com> wrote:
>         > Hi Noisebridge,
>         > The walls around both classrooms and the shop have been
>         extended to the
>         > ceiling.
>         > Sheetrocking is complete; mudding & taping was ongoing when
>         I left a couple
>         > of hours ago, but everything was winding down, and I suspect
>         that it's done
>         > for the night; when last I looked, Church and Turing were
>         mudded, and much
>         > of the outside was mudded; the shop still needs to be mudded
>         inside and out.
>         >  I will likely not be back to this until this weekend, but
>         anyone else who
>         > wants to mud is more than welcome to do so; and of course,
>         after mudding
>         > comes sanding, and after sanding comes...
>         > Painting:
>         > We bought a 5 gallon bucket of primer, which I plan to put
>         up sometime,
>         > maybe next weekend; but honestly, we really, really don't
>         need any more vast
>         > expanses of white walls.  Someone who has a Vision of what
>         the walls should
>         > look like, and the artistic skill to execute said vision,
>         should make them
>         > be something other than white.  We really need some color on
>         those walls.
>         >  Murals are totally welcome, simple non-white color schemes
>         are equally
>         > welcome, but someone for God's sake do something.
>         > Power and Lights:
>         > Turing and Church are without light.  The shop has the light
>         over the
>         > central work bench, and during the day is well-served by its
>         skylight, but
>         > at night it's very dark. The neon lighting which has been
>         serving the
>         > classrooms and the shop was in two long banks of lights
>         which ran
>         > continuously over the three rooms; they had to be broken up
>         in order to
>         > allow for walls to be installed.  I understand that there's
>         a plan in place
>         > to make the remaining lights light up; Jim even expressed a
>         revolutionary
>         > idea whereby the lights in a particular room would be
>         controlled by a switch
>         > *in that room* so that the people occupying the room could
>         control their
>         > need for artifical light.
>         > The power rail above the table in the shop is still powered;
>         the rail has
>         > been removed from Church and Turing -- again, to make way
>         for walls.  Turing
>         > is well-served by its own 20-amp circuit and a *lot* of
>         outlets at various
>         > convenient leves; Chuch, however, currently has no power of
>         any kind.  I
>         > believe there is a plot afoot to power it, as well as to
>         mount a projector
>         > and projector screen back there.
>         > If you'd like to be involved in getting power and lights
>         where power and
>         > lights should go, I refer you to Jim's missive on the topic
>         in a previous
>         > email thread, as well as to Jim, SuperQ and Miloh, who are
>         all variously
>         > working on this stuff.
>         > Doors:
>         > Doors are needed for the shop, and possibly for Turing and
>         the Turing-Church
>         > Intra-Classroom Door.  The big doorway leading to the shop
>         needs (ideally)
>         > double swinging doors, of the type you find in restraunt
>         kitchen and
>         > hospital settings; the other doors should all (in the best
>         of all possible
>         > worlds) have portholes, or windows, or be made of glass,
>         because nobody
>         > wants to have their class or meeting constantly interrupted
>         by people
>         > opening the door to see if anybody's in there.  SuperQ is at
>         work on the
>         > door problem; feel free to contact him.
>         > Lots of people showed up this weekend to help out, more than
>         I can name
>         > here, but including a one-armed Bandit, a small army of
>         purple-haired women,
>         > and an stray 9-year-old girl who came in with her parents
>         after having heard
>         > Mitch on NPR and was put to work mudding.  Kaya deserves a
>         special shout-out
>         > for the use of her truck for hauling everything; Danny for
>         getting this
>         > moving, and for paying for a lot of it; and Jurgen and Zack
>         for basic
>         > unflappability.
>         > As I said, many more people were involved to one extent or
>         another, and I
>         > can think of at least one person whose name I've just flat
>         forgotten; thank
>         > you to all of you for having shown up and Just Done It when
>         it needed to
>         > Just Be Done.
>         > There is more still to Just Do; if you want a task, just
>         ask, and one shall
>         > be given.
>         > --S
>         > --
>         > Shannon Lee
>         > (503) 539-3700
>         >
>         > "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from
>         science."
>         >
>         
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> -- 
> Shannon Lee
> (503) 539-3700
> 
> "Any sufficiently analyzed magic is indistinguishable from science."
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