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

miloh froggytoad at gmail.com
Mon Nov 28 14:13:29 PST 2011


There are drywall sanders in the drywall tool bin, last seen by me over by
the kitchen near the mushroom logs

Use blue drywall sanders with handles for speed and accuracy.  Regular grit
sandpaper is not recommended for this job
On Nov 28, 2011 2:05 PM, "jim" <jim at well.com> wrote:

>
>
>    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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