Monday, November 05, 2007

waiting for paint to dry


I just finished the 2nd and final coat of oil paint on my dresser. Yesterday I felt really woozy and I feel the same today. Even painting outdoors didn't help things. Oil paint reeks. Yesterday before I started painting, I was thinking of repainting some wooden chairs that I have as well with yellow paint. Now, after all this wooziness, I'm rethinking that plan.

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4 Comments:

Blogger beth said...

Ok, as someone who's been there, here's a hint for next time: spray on oil based primer (while wearing a mask in a well ventillated/outdoor space, of course) then use high gloss latex on top. Works, I promise.

2:50 PM  
Anonymous Joanne said...

Wow! you did it. That's awesome. I really like the colour. Can you imagine having gone through the exhausting and toxic experience of stripping and sanding and varnishing the dresser?! I tried that once many years ago with an upright dresser and vowed never again. Painting with oil based paint is stinky but you're done in half the time.

4:30 PM  
Blogger eviedee said...

Sorry that you are not feeling well. :( Your dresser looks lovely, at least. You had asked about the shade of blue I used for my chalkboard. I used a spray paint that I can't remember the name of, so I am glad that you found an alternative. Hope that you recover from the fumes soon!

5:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you have to use oil based paint? I know how much thatn reeks. I had to paint my computer desk with green oil based paint. I felt dizzy but only for a little. Maybe you should look into some other types of paint.

4:10 AM  

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