Sunday, August 12, 2012
Harsh Easel Project part 3
When it comes to paint I usually skip it on my own personal projects. I think its because I want to start using the machine or device right away and the time it takes to prep, paint and wait is just not worth the bother. It always seems to cost more than I'm willing to pay which adds to my list of reasons to go naked with most of the things that stay in my shop. For customers that's different. Paint gives it the "yes I'm finished" look and as a visual value added is pretty powerful. Needless to say Bills easel was getting painted. The conundrum was what color? Keep in mind this is an fine arts oil painter well versed in color theory. Cruising through the aisles at Home Depot I found some hammer tone silver that looked pretty good on the can. I bought some and tried it out on a scrap piece to see how it went down and how it looked after it dried. Results looked good and my wife gave her artist input approval. If I decide to paint something for myself the default paint I use is Steel It This is a polyurethane coating with stainless steel metal in the paint itself. I leaned about it many years ago when we rebuilt bleach filling machines. This stuff would go on plain steel and hold up to splattered bleach for years. Its a bit expensive, but the really good things usually are.