Originally Posted by RTROSE
I just read your thread and felt compelled to chime in on another Hoosiers build. Looking good.
I love the copper bar top. You commented that there were some bubbles under the copper due to the adhesive, I like the ripple effect if give the copper and if you are going to epoxy over the copper then it might add some interesting texture to the look.
Also my .02 regarding the paint. Having done dark colors several times (usually with a like colored primer) I usually need two coats of the actual color and one coat of primer. One time I did need three coats of color with one coat of primer, but I never had to go six coats sheesh. Regarding the blending of the edges of the cut in and the rolled area I have used a dry wall knife to protect the edge of the trim and allow the roller to get very close to the cut in without touching the trim. The ceiling is trickier due to the texture but it can be done. The ceiling is usually less noticeable just because it is further from the eye.
Good luck and keep it up. Us Hoosiers need to stick together.
About damn time you showed up!!
Seriously thanks for the visit and valued opinions. As for the copper once I put the swirl texture on it which you will see in the near future(when I get the pics loaded) it actually made the bumps disappear and the ones you still can see it actually gave it a 3-D look to it. I think once it is covered with the envirotex that it will look cool.
Now on to the dreaded paint situation....ARGHHHHH!!
Well I went with Zinnser white primer, two coats over a light beige room because I didnt know what color we were using at the time and I also didnt know about using a grey primer as I have never painted a dark color before. So we had two coats of the primer and then two coats of the brown........but as I type this the wife is down there putting coat #3 on and from what I saw it was looking better but it always looks good while wet. Hopefully for her sanity and mine it turns out better when its dry or she may go off the deep end and like a good husband I may be forced to follow. As for the trimmed areas we taped everywhere so to roll up to the edges but trimming near a drop ceiling is difficult. So after two coats I decided it was time to go a different route because I was absolutely hating the edges. I grabbed some litte 3"(i think) foam rollers (w/metal roller handles) figuring that they may give a better finished appearance than a 1 1/2" trim brush as brush marks might have been part of the issue.....we will have to wait and see on this though.........man I really hope this goes better or it could be a long weekend