Project Gnomes

Ever have one of those projects that makes you wonder why it took you so long to do it?  Last summer, the A/C went out.

Strike that – it was nearly two years ago.  The freezing and subsequent thawing of the unit in the hot sun led to a giant stain on the ceiling in the office study-o.

I left the stain for ages as if little painting gnomes would come and magically fix it in the middle of the night.  After waiting a reasonable period for the little slackers to show up, the time came to finally say goodbye.

At first, I tried latex primer.  But for tough water stains, there really is no substitute (no redoing later) than oil based.

A little flat white ceiling paint (I keep a quart on hand now just in case), and it’s as if the A/C problem never existed.

Someone should check on those gnomes.  They’ve been missing work a lot lately, and I suspect it may be a drinking problem.

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