Saturday, August 31, 2013
This Time It Is Watching Spackle Dry
I did all of the basic spackling this morning.
I started with the wall behind the stairs.
I switched to a bristle brush, from the same package as the brush that I was using yesterday.
Someone asked me at the Wednesday Witches meeting last week where I buy my good brushes...What good brushes? I have a couple of liner brushes that are good ones, but I got them a long time ago and I take good care of those.
The ones that I use for minis most of the time are cheapos. Not bad ones like the kids are sold for watercolors. These come in a pack of assorted brushes and none of them are bad. Just not expensive. The one that I am using here is a boar bristle brush, made in China. Nice and stiff.
Anyway, I had to get a lot of area covered and textured fast, before it dried.
So I slapped on the spackle, starting with the loose pieces and then did the inside of the box...First, standing on my head, I did the ceiling. Then the back wall. Then the two side walls.
The theory is, if you do them in that order, you will get less paint/gesso/spackling paste on yourself , and more on the walls. Good theory. It actually works if you are a careful worker.
I always manage to get some where it shouldn't be anyway.
At least it sticks to the gesso and not so well to the wood. That part can be wiped off with a damp paper towel.
She also has a theory about me getting dirty. She told me, as she worked, "Aprons are meant to keep you clean. You should wear one. If it doesn't get dirty, you won't either." Great theory.
True. She doesn't get her apron, or herself dirty....But....As soon as the paint or glue comes out, she runs the other way, screaming. "I can't get my apron dirty! Get away from me with that paintbrush!"
Both of us need to get back to work now. First I have to find an apron. I know I have one. I got it free with my first membership at the Mini Time Museum...I seldom wear it though. I don't want to get it dirty....
See you tomorrow.