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Time to Prime the Ceiling! - Ldy, the lemony, ligerish ducttaparian's Magic Treehouse of Lost Thoughts
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Time to Prime the Ceiling!
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*cries*

I've got this power roller, right? And it rocks.

HOWEVER, I bought a replacement roller cover for it, since the old one got kinda very bluelike.

The old roller cover doesn't come off! Scouring the 16-page manual reveals that all one need do is "unscrew the endcap," yet I've been unable to perform this simple feat, even with the help of pliers and a grip wrench. I've been struggling with this damned thing for over half an hour.

I MUST PRIME.

Screw it. I'll hand-paint the area by the pipe, then try doing the ceiling with the old blue roller. Let's see what happens, right?

We can always break things later :D

9:43 ADDENDUM: All done for the night, 'cept for the cleaning up! Tomorrow's gonna be worse-- I allowed myself to do a half-assed job on the priming, but the actual painting is going to require cutting in. Feel free to stop by!

Ow. I think my arms are going to fall off.

('s only a flesh wound.)

Gonna relax for a few, then clean up the power roller. Thanks for joining me; hope you're having a fantabulous night :)

I'm feeling all kinds of: Mother something!
What I hear: Jethro Tull - For A Thousand Mothers

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Comments
From: thedreamingtree Date: August 5th, 2004 05:15 pm (UTC) (permalink)
holy shit watching you paint is FUN!
ldy From: ldy Date: August 6th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC) (permalink)
All the fun, none of the backache!
papoose From: papoose Date: August 5th, 2004 05:19 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I'm on a commenting sprreeee!!!!

does this count?
ldy From: ldy Date: August 6th, 2004 01:11 pm (UTC) (permalink)
It counts extra!! *wagwagwag!*
aaangyl From: aaangyl Date: August 5th, 2004 06:25 pm (UTC) (permalink)
I'd like to note that this is the first time EVAH I've actually managed to catch you on cam. I'm all teh happy about it!
ldy From: ldy Date: August 6th, 2004 01:12 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Hee. Yeah, I'm a slippery one! I'm all teh happy you could join me!

Loving that userpic, btw!
damnitnicole From: damnitnicole Date: August 5th, 2004 09:44 pm (UTC) (permalink)
Power Rollers = TEH AWESOME
ldy From: ldy Date: August 6th, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC) (permalink)
YESH!
From: horseofshadows Date: August 6th, 2004 02:05 am (UTC) (permalink)

Phixes

Ldy:

You should -really- unscrew that widget every time you're done with the power roller and clean that area of the unit off ... to prevent it from becoming bonded shut with paint. They don't print it in the manual - but, trust me, it's something you wants to do.

For now - look for Goof Off or a similar product that can dissolve latex (I assume that you're using latex) paint. Soak -just- the end with the screw-widget in it. Be careful it doesn't dissolve the plastic, too. Given enough time it should soften the built-up latex paint enough that you can work it open (probably with pilers).

Hope things are well on your end! :-)
ldy From: ldy Date: August 6th, 2004 01:17 pm (UTC) (permalink)

Re: Phixes

Well, I've only used it a couple of times, cleaned it thoroughly both times, and am no weakling, so I'm surprised it didn't just come off to begin with. Had I known it existed, I would have taken it off the first time I used it!

Things are good! Just busy. And "busy" in my world is effing BUSY!

Stop the world! I wanna get off!
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