Thursday, November 24, 2016

How to Paint a Mobile Home Carport Wall and Skirt

Fig.1 Paint frame 
and roller cover
By Gary Boutin                     

Tools and Supplies:
Ladder  (used near carport)
Paint (Ultra Pure White Satin Enamel Exterior Paint)
Paint can opener
Painter's paper 
Painter's tape (blue and green)
Painter's roller frame (Home Depot Orange)
Paint roller cover 9-inch
Paint stir (Plastic red)
Paint stir (free at paint counter)
Fig.2 Red Paint stir
and Paint tray
Paint tray (Home Depot white)
Tarps (Gray and Blue)

Mrs. Wow wanted to have her garage wall and mobile home skirt painted before Thanksgiving. She had invited her entire family and she had a huge list of items to repair. This post addresses only the painting of the wood paneling and the skirt. 

This post shows the four steps to paint a Mobile Home side wall and skirt.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows a paint frame and 9-inch roller cover. Fig.2 shows the a red paint stir, roller frame extension and paint tray. Fig.3 through fig.5 shows the wall and skirt areas that needed to be painted.
Fig.3 Garage wall
and skirt
Fig.4 All cable 
needed to be tied down
Fig.5 Lower skirt
Step 2: Fig.6 through fig.8 shows the data and satellite cables are secured using cable ties and nailed or screwed to the mobile home skirt. 
Fig.6 Securing cable
Fig.7 Hammering
Fig.8 Cable tie
Step 3: Fig.9  through fig.12 shows the progression of painting the mobile home skirt, and the base board on the skirt. Some areas had to be painted with a brush because the roller did not cover all the areas on the wall and the skirt.  
Fig.9 Painting the skirt
Fig.10 Painting around the air vent
Fig.11 Painting the
driveway baseboard

Fig.12 painting the top
of the driveway baseboard

Step 4: Fig.13 and fig.14 shows the wall are clean, white and finished. All ready for Mrs. Wow to have a Thanksgiving party.
Fig.13 Wall painted
Fig.14 Skirt finished

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

How to Remove a School Water Fountain

This is a damaged water fountain that needs to be removed
Fig.1 Drinking Fountain
By Gary Boutin                     

Tools and Supplies:
Channel Lock pliers (2)
Plumbing wrenches (2)
Stucco knives
Stucco
Vacuum cleaner

A local Elementary Private School had a huge list of repairs. In order to received yearly accreditation and pass The Facilities Inspection System (FIS) this school needed to undertake these repairs. SB Bill 550 Section 17070.75(e), requires that schools of education participating in the SFP or DMP establish by the Facilities Inspection System (FIS). This post addresses one repair on that list of school repairs.
More repair will follow in the coming months. 

This post shows the five steps to paint a rattan dining room table.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the failing water fountain that needs to be removed. Fig.2 shows the hardware is loose from the wall that hold the fountain. Fig.3 shows the brass pipes draining the water from the water fountain.
The water fountain was pushed and pulled by the children and now its damaged
Fig.2 Falling 
off wall
Fig.3 Clogged Brass pipes
Step 2: Fig.4 through fig.8 shows the water fountain removal from the stucco wall. Fig.7 and fig.8 shows the brass pipes the damaged water fountain removed for recycling. The water fountain had not worked in over a year and just needed to be removed. The brass pipes were removed using two plumbers wrenches. 
This water fountain is coming off the wall
Fig.4 Stucco Wiring
This hole needs to be repaired from the water fountain removal
Fig.5 Hole in stucco
These brass pipes will need to be cut off flush with the wall
Fig.6 Wall pipe
These brass pipes needs to be recycled
Fig.7 All pipes removed
This metal fountain was recycled
Fig.8 Hook up 
butterfly screws
Step 3: Fig.9 through fig.12 shows how the damaged hole in the wall was filled with stucco. Fig.9 through fig.10 shows the use of a flat knife (wall knives) to fill the hole with stucco. Three layer of stucco was placed on this wall to patch the hole. The three layer of stucco are scratch coat, brown coat and finish coat.
Using a wall knive to add stucco to the wall
Fig.9 Filling hole
Using a wall knive to add stucco to the wall
Fig.10 Several layers
Fig.10 Last layer is flat
This is the texture for the repaired wall
Fig.12 Some texture 
to match the wall

Step 4: Fig.13 and fig.14 shows the last layer of stucco was applied and texture was added to match the rest of the wall.
Adding another layer of smooth stucco to the wall
Fig.13 Use larger knife
Adding stucco on the wall knive to add to the wall
Fig.14 Stucco on 
stucco knives

Step 5: Fig.15 and fig.16 shows the end of the project. After the stucco dries little particles and sand needs to be cleaned up, using a vacuum cleaner is the fastest way to clean up the area and making the area safe.

Using a wall knife
Fig.15 Makes it smooth
Use a vacuum cleaner to pick up the sand from the stucco
Fig.16 After the job vacuum
the area of stucco sand

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

How to Paint a Rattan Metal Frame Dining Room Table

Fig.1 Rattan Red Paint
By Gary Boutin                     

Tools and Supplies:
Painter's paper
Painter's tape 
Rust-Oleum Universal Gloss Cardinal Red Spray Paint
Spray paint
Scissors
Plastic tarps
 
Mrs. Day wanted to get her rattan table painted. We arrived at the Home Depot and purchased Rust-Oleum Universal Maroon spray paint

This post shows the six steps to paint a rattan dining room table.

Step 1: Fig.1 shows the Rust-Oleum Universal Gloss Spray Paint. Fig.2 shows painter's paper, painter's tape and scissors is what is needed to prepare the table for spray painting. Fig.3 and fig.4 shows the top and bottom of the table is ready to be painted. The rattan is exposed but the metal is protected by paper and tape.
Fig.2 Tape, 
paper and scissors

Fig.3 Ready to paint
Fig.4 Table top taped
Step 2: Fig.5 and fig.6 shows the paint rack at the Home Depot. The spray can shows it can paint metal and plastic. The rattan is made of plastic. 

Fig.5 Paint at Home Depot
Fig.6 Can spray rattan
Step 3: Fig.7 shows the bottom rattan that needs to be painted and fig.8 shows the top has been taped so the rattan can be painted. Fig.9 shows the top and the bottom is ready to be painted. 
Fig.7 This area needs painting
Fig.8  Tape the metal
Fig.9 Table ready 
to be painted
Step 4: Fig.10 through fig.12 shows the table is being flipped upside down and right side up to get all the areas of the rattan spray painted.
Fig.10 Upside down
Fig.11 Bottom rattan painted
Fig.12 Top of table painted
Step 5: Fig.13 shows the rattan is drying. Fig.14 shows a close up of the painted rattan.
Fig.13 Paint drying
Fig.14 Bottom rim 
painted and drying
Step 6: Fig.15 shows the table is ready to be used and the Mrs. Day is happy with the new look.

Fig.15 Table rattan painted 
and ready to be used



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