Tuesday, October 04, 2005

You can do it, we can help.

Sometimes, my self pride can get the best of me. The last couple of Adirondack chairs I built (one for my dad and one for a co-worker at "the real job") I painted white. The reason for the choice was simple: I really hate the idea of painting wood (another rant all together) and I wanted to keep the chair color neutral.I am happy to say that I am quite pleased with the results, but that's not the point of todays ramblings...

I went to the great Home Depot the other day to discuss the "Windy Pine" color I've selected for the NY Adirondacks. I've been a fan of Home Depot since we got our local store just over a year ago. I've watched their "You can do it, we can help" commercials and have thought "what a load of cr*p! you guys don't know anymore than I do and don't care what I'm doing to boot."

Much to surprise, the person working in the paint dept appears to have known what they were talking about. AND they did help me. I was going to go ahead and slap on the couple coats of white primer before applying the lovely "Windy Pine" when they showed me an example of what it might look like. Apparently the white primer would bleed through several coats of of my "Windy Pine" had I continued with my way...

So I walked out of the store happily with my cans of "Windy Pine" and tinted primer (grey in color even... not the lighter shade of "Windy Pine" that I had assumed).

I applied the primer to one of the NY Adirondacks tonight and am quite happy with the results. So there may be some truth to it afterall...

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Jenn M. said...

Unbelievable! Spambloggers already. You should remove their comments.
Very clever post title. I too was surprised you found someone of us eat the local Depot. Except, of course, for the super helpful gu in plumbing! Why, he even tells customers how to install water heaters ;)

foxymama said...

Lookin' good here, Darryl. Yes, it doesn't take long to get attached to the local Home Despot. They've got it all. We have found them to be helpful too...no small feat when you consider it's our local "talent" over there.

Ohmigosh, you've gotten spammed. How horrible! And to think you've just gotten started here...

Darryl Masterson said...

I was so excited when I saw that I had a couple comments... broke my heart.

the only good SPAM comes from Monty Python. everything other version is cr*p!

thanks for the REAL comments!

foxymama said...

Yeah, D, I never heard from you... ~;^)